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Yvette R. (Royer) Berry Frend, 96, of Hopedale

Yvette R. (Royer) Berry Frend, 96, of Hopedale passed away Sunday Dec. 17, 2017 in Countryside Health Care Center of Milford. She was the wife of the late James Frend who died in 1980 and the late Donald Berry who died in 1975.

Mrs. Frend had worked for 25 years at Stop & Shop in Milford.

She was born May 11, 1921 in Orleans, VT, daughter of the late Hillary E. and Maryjane (Doucette) Royer. She was a graduate of Orleans High School, class of 1941.

Mrs. Frend had served as treasurer for 15 years at the Griffin-Dennett Tenants Association in Hopedale. She loved to dance, especially to country and western music. She enjoyed bingo and trips to Twin Rivers Casino with the Hopedale Senior Center. Yvette enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Donald L. and his wife Fay Berry of Aynor, SC and Terry A. and his wife Paulette Berry of Hampstead, NH; two daughters, Susan C. and her husband Rudy Lioce of Milford and Patti E. Thibeault and her husband David “Pike” Longo of Hopedale; a step-daughter Peggy and her husband Frank Catrombone of Blackstone; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law Leo Cote of Milford, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda A. Cote and her siblings, Bill Royer, Phil Royer, Peter Royer, Roland Royer, Lee Royer, Meredith Royer, Yvonne Boulanger and Janet McDowell.

Visiting hours will be Wed. Dec. 20, 2017 from 5 - 8 PM in the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.

Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 19 Winter St., Milford.  

Burial will be in Hopedale Village Cemetery, Hopedale at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made the Milford Food Pantry, 21 Exchange St., Milford, MA 01757 or to the Oliva Patient Comfort Fund, c/o Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757.