Russell J. Berard

Russell J. Berard 90, formerly of Woodmont Drive Cranston, RI died peacefully on January 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in East Greenwich, RI after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy L Berard. Mr. and Mrs. Berard were married for 59 years.

Born in Providence, a son of the late William and Bernadette (Gauvin) Berard, he was raised and lived in Providence, graduating from Central High School. He then served honorably in the Army National Guard of Rhode Island reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. Following military service, he moved to Cranston and resided there for 59 years. Russell managed the auto body repair facilities for the Providence automobile dealership Scarpetti Oldsmobile for over 30 years.

He is survived by his sister Bonnie Paquette; son Joseph Berard, wife Vera and grandson Ryan; daughter Judy Bussius, husband Steven and grandsons David and Steven.

A private funeral will be held from the Butterfield Home and Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial will follow in the Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

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Gregory Yashura - 01/30/2019

Rest in Peace Big Red

Beth Morlock ... St Elizabeth’s Home - 01/30/2019

We miss Russ. He was “the life of the party “ at many social events that we had at St Elizabeth ‘s Home. We had a lot of good times together. Rest In Peace Red... ❤️

Janet Guertin-O'Rourke - 02/01/2019

To Joseph, Judy, and all your family. I am your cousin, daughter of Wilbrem J. Guertin. I remember when I was a young girl, my dad would go to Scarpetti to see Russell and I would go with him. Although there was a good age difference between them, there was always a special bond between these two special cousins. I always remember Russell being the nicest man. He and your mother even went to visit my dad and stepmother when my dad couldn't get out very much anymore. They both came to visit dad at Cherry Hill Nursing home. When my dad saw Russell, he just lit up and they had a wonderful visit together. I cherish dad's happiness that day. I wish to send the condolences of all our family to you and your family on your loss. God bless you all and may God always keep your parents safe in His strong and caring hands. Most sincerely, Janet, William, and Christopher O'Rourke, Marilyn Guertin-Belawski, Joseph, Stephen, and David Belawski, Frances Guertin-Williams, Troy Williams, and Tracey-Williams Pina

A neighbor - 02/01/2019

Please accept condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort, comfort your hearts and make you firm through this time of sorrow.

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