Florence Elizabeth Bernier Edmunds, 101, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Franklin on November 1, 2019.
She was born in Laconia on September 30, 1918 the youngest child of Charles and Julia (Houle) Bernier.
Florence was raised in Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1936. While in High School, she participated in the basketball and field hockey programs and was an All-State Player in basketball in 1935.
Following graduation, she attended Concord Business School for two years.
Following her business school she was employed by Leach Insurance and Law for seven years. She also worked for the hot lunch program at Franklin High School.
For many years, Mrs. Edmunds and her family operated R.D. Edmunds & Sons, Inc.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard D. Edmunds, Sr. in 1983, a son, Wayne A. Edmunds who died in 1964 and a great grandson, Mason K. Muskrat in 2007. Mrs. Edmunds was also predeceased by her siblings: Charles Bernier, Sam Bernier, Jeannette Twombly, and Ruby Hanks.
Family members include 3 children, Richard D. Edmunds, Jr. and companion Carol Edmunds of Franklin, Frank M. Edmunds and wife Charlotte of Franklin, and Brenda E. Freeman and husband Michael of Franklin, 6 grandchildren: Kate Muskrat, Stacey Edmunds, Jessica Edmunds, Abby Edmunds, Daniel Freeman, and Randall Freeman, 7 great grandchildren: Owen Muskrat, McKenna Muskrat, Jake Blanchette, Ella Blanchette, Lia Freeman, Logan Freeman, and Mack Freeman, and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 11 am at the Franklin United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin St., Franklin. Private burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.
In lieu flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Edmunds may be made to Franklin United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin St., Franklin, NH 03235 or Franklin VNA, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
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Franklin United Methodist Church
88 Franklin St., Franklin NH 03235
Franklin VNA & Hospice
75 Chestnut St., Franklin NH 03235