Joseph V. L. Berard

November 24, 2018


Joseph V. L. Berard, 81, a resident of Swansea, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was the husband of the late Carol (Hosmer) Berard.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Lucien Berard and the late Lillian (Moreau) Berard, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and later graduated from the Bentley School of Business. He eventually founded the accounting firm Professional Management Service and practiced as a CPA for 35 years. Joseph is also remembered for his love of sailing, and traveling. He was also a member and past treasurer of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by three sons, Victor Berard of Manchester, NH, Paul Berard and his wife Sandra of Attleboro, MA, and Joseph V.L. Berard, II and his wife Rachel of Colonia, NJ; a step-daughter, Debbie Gaylas of Cumberland, RI; a sister Lucille Inserro of Long Island, NY; six grandchildren, Zakary, Nikolas, Luke, Jenna, Kim and Tiffany; also several nieces and nephews.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 11 AM, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset, with entombment to follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Visitors welcome from 10-11am prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at


NOV 28. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Prayer Service

NOV 28. 11:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


NOV 28 (EST)

Notre Dame Cemetery
1540 Stafford Road
Fall River, MA

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