Ruth M. Bergevin

June 5, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Ruth M. Bergevin, 82, of W. Main Street, died Tuesday afternoon, June 5, at Samaritan Medical Center where she had been a patient for about a week.

Born May 5, 1930, in Watertown, the daughter of Antoine and Ruth Tierney LaFave, she attended Watertown schools. 

She married Alfred E. Bergevin, Sr. May 29, 1948 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Watertown, Rev Benoit C. Dostie officiating. Mr. Bergevin died in 2001.

Mrs. Bergevin was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed reading and computers.

Surviving are two daughters, Louise (Mel) Weston, Rochester, and Ruth Ann (Paul) Soluri, Watertown; four sons, Alfred Bergevin, Watertown, Michael (Joanne) Bergevin, Malone, Mark (Teri) Bergevin, Avon, John (Karen) Bergevin, Black River; three sisters Nancy Lyttle, Watertown, Margaret Perrone, Ontario, N.Y., and Jean Meagher, OH; 14 grandchildren; and several great grand children. 

A daughter, Linda Bellinger, and a brother, Edward LaFave, both died before her.

The funeral service will be noon Saturday at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

"We'll always remember that special smile that caring heart. That warm embrace you always gave us. You being there for dad and us, through good and bad times no matter what. We'll always remember you mom because there'll never be no one to replace you in our hearts. And the love we will always have for you."

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.