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“please my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. she raised a wonderful and beautiful family. tony and emily mangini ”
1 of 32 | Posted by: ANTHONY MANGINI - Waltham, MA

“God Bless you, Mrs. Douglas. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: John Corcoran - MA - Neighbor

“Dear Paul. Mark & family, I was so very sorry to hear of your mother & sister Suzanne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Susan McGann - Waltham,, MA

“Dear Paul. Mark & family, I was so very sorry to hear of your mother & sister Suzanne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Susan McGann - Waltham, MA

“Paul & Family,We were so sad to hear of the loss of your mother and sister. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Brenda & Paul Juliano - Waltham, MA

“Dear Paul, Mark and family So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, wonderful neighbor and friend to my mother, had great visits with her at Wingate,...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Fred Garvin - Waltham, MA

“Dear Paul and Family,Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing during these difficult times.John Qualters ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: John Qualters - Waltham, MA

“Dear Paul and Family,I was so sad to hear of the loss of your dear mother. She was a lovely lady and I have such fond memories of her and that sweet...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Elaine Cianci - Reading, MA

“My sincere condolences to all of the Douglas family. ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Lexington, MA

“Dear Paul. Mark & family,I was so very sorry to hear of your mother & sister Suzanne's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Susan McGann - Waltham, MA

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that Scott and I express our deepest condolences on the passing of our friend, Berenice. She was our second...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Alyson Czelusniak - WALTHAM, MA

“Heartfelt condolences to the Douglas family. I remember your mother as a very caring woman of such grace and faith. May she rest in peace. ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Carolann D'Eon - Middletown, CT

“Mike, Debbie, Paul, Cheryl and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep praying to her. She will watch over you all of your lives....Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Jeannette McCarthy - Waltham, MA

“Praying for the whole family at this time of grief for the Douglas/Williams family!May God offer you comfort and peace through this difficult time. ”
14 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy ( Byron) DallaCosta - FL

“I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Paul and family,We were sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It sounds like she enjoyed her life and all her children. It's nice that...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Philip McCourt - Waltham, MA

“My condolences on the loss of wonderful Berenice!I have wonderful memories of her at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club with all of the other "Water...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Andrea Doucette-James - Lakeland, FL

“So sorry to the Douglas family for the loss of your Mom, our deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Angie Doucette - Waltham, MA

“My sincere condolence to the family. God bless. ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Anne Marie Arsenault - Yarmouth, MA

“Dear Paul and family so sorry to hear about your mom and sister's passing. Your mon was a dear and sweet friend to my mom. We all loved Bernice....Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Suzanne Keough - Waltham, MA

“Thinking of you Paul and your family during this difficult time.Much love and peace in your memories of your beautiful mom.With Sympathy and...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Carole Malone - Sudbury, MA

“I met this lovely lady at swim class at the Boy's Club. It was only after many weeks of pleasant chatting that I learned our grandchildren were great...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Gloria Champion - Waltham, MA

“With my deepest sympathy to all of the Douglas families your all in my thoughts and prayers God bless all of you ”
23 of 32 | Posted by: Dan Cormier - Sudbury, MA

“Our deepest condolences to the family in these difficult times.I will always treasure the great memories when the Douglas family came for vacations...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Noella Cormier - St-Antoine

“Our condolences to your family on the Passings of both your Sister Suzanne, and your Mom Berenice. We both worked with Berenice at Grover Cronin and...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Linda & Mark Rosolko - Waltham, MA

“My heart is broken hearing of Mrs. Douglas' passing. She was like a second Mother to me when I was growing up. So many happy memories at their home....Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Gail DellaCamera - Maynard, MA

“I am so saddened to hear of Berenice's passing. So many wonderful memories of her from Fiske Street. God bless all of the Douglas family. Prayers &...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Bonnie Cormier (Foskin) - Waltham, MA

“Mark, Paul & Douglas Family,May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. You are in our thoughts and prayers.With Deepest Sympathy,...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Maureen Decola Harrison - Waltham, MA

“To the Douglas family,My heartfelt sympathy on the death of your Mother and your sister Suzanne. May you find comfort in knowing they will be...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Marian Carpentino - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to the whole family. You are all so special and blessed with having such a wonderful mother and grandmother. You are in my...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Gallant - Family Friend

“Extending my deepest sympathy to the Douglas family in the passing of your Dear Mother Berenice. Keeping her and you all in my prayers. ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Sally Collura - Waltham, MA

“To the whole family, my heart hurts so much for you, may your mom be at peace and be happy to be reunited with your dad and Suzanne. God bless you...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Sheila Clifford - Natick, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Berenice M. (Cormier) Douglas passed away on April 15, 2020 at Wingate at Weston. She was 95.

Berenice was born on August 22, 1924 in Gardner, a daughter of the late Henri and Elmire (Babineau) Cormier. Although born in Gardner she spent most of her childhood living on a coastal farm in Bouctouche, New Brunswick with her parents and ten siblings. She moved to Massachusetts as an adult where she met her late husband, Irving L. 'Buddy' Douglas in Newton. They were married in 1950 and moved to Waltham where they raised their six children. The two spent forty-seven happy years together until his death on February 14, 1997.

She was a faithful and active member of Saint Mary's Parish in Waltham.

Berenice was a dedicated employee of Mayflower Furniture in Newton, The Nature Food Center in Waltham, and Grover Cronin's in Waltham where she worked as a sales clerk. After the department store closed in 1989 she went to work in the office for her son's business, P.R. Douglas Co., until her retirement. Throughout her work life Berenice's easy going, friendly and kind nature made her many lifelong friends.

She was an avid reader and loved being at the beach, often with her family and in-laws in Marshfield. After Buddy's retirement the pair enjoyed extended stays in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Above all, however, her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was her happiest when her family was close by, and she will always remain close in the hearts of those she loved and who loved her.

In addition to her husband, Buddy, she is reunited in Heaven with her daughter, Suzanne Williams, who died on April 9, 2020, and her brothers, Henry, Edward, and Aquila Cormier and her sister Aline Collins.

She leaves her children, Michael S. Douglas and his wife Deborah of Waltham, Paul R. Douglas and his wife Cheryl, also of Waltham, David S. Douglas and his wife Jayne of Meredith, New Hampshire, Mary Anne Douglas and her husband Nik Znamenskis of Stokesdale, North Carolina and Mark Douglas and his wife Tracy of Stow; her grandchildren Joseph and Matthew Cunningham, Stephen, Allison, Kristen, Kevin, Scott, Christopher, Katherine, Tanner, Delaney, and Connor Douglas; seventeen great grandchildren; her brothers, Herve Cormier of Moncton, New Brunswick, Joseph of Dixon Point, New Brunswick; her sisters, Aldea Cormier of Waltham, Irene Carroll of Hamilton, Ontario, Stella Boyle of Moncton, New Brunswick and Geraldine Walden of Las Cruces, New Mexico and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A Funeral Mass for Berenice and for Suzanne will be celebrated on Saturday, August 22nd, at 10 am in Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

The family wishes to thank Wingate of Weston for the care provided to Berenice while there and to Care Dimensions for their hospice support.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Church 133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.