Bernice Mary Denault, 82, Vero Beach

Bernice Mary Denault, 82, died June 1, 2011, at the VNA/Hospice House in Vero Beach.

She was born in Reddick, Ill., and lived in Vero Beach for 25 years, coming from Kankakee, Ill., and Key Largo.

She worked as a telephone operator at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. for 25 years and also worked for Publix Supermarkets in Vero Beach for more than 20 years.

She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Kankakee.

She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church of Vero Beach.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Denault, of Key Largo and Steven Denault, of Libertyville, Ill.; daughter, Kathleen Denault Prouty, of Vero Beach; sisters, Victoria Sowards, of Dallas, Delores Traynor, of Vero Beach and Doreen Lothamer, of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Donald Beland, of Ely, Minn., Gerald Beland, of Peoria, Ariz., Roger Beland, of Bourbonnais, Ill., and Ronald Beland, of Titusville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Reynold F. Denault.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 5 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach.

A Mass will be celebrated at noon June 6 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

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