In Loving Memory of Bernice C. LaFontaine

February 03, 1926
Bridgeport, CT
October 23, 2018
Wallingford, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Sunday 2-6 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

October 28, 2018


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

Monday, October 29, 2018 11:00 a.m.


Mountain Grove Cemetery

2675 North Avenue,
CT 06604

October 29, 2018

Family Gathering


Shriner's Hospitals for Children

2900 Rocky Point Drive,
FL 33607 (

Bernice Canfield LaFontaine

Bernice (Canfield) La Fontaine, longtime resident of Bridgeport, Milford, and the Masonic Home in Wallingford, entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2018. She was 92 years old. Born February 3, 1926 to Burton G. and Anna Canfield, she was a 1943 graduate of Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport. She met her husband, Robert, while he was serving in the U.S.C.G. during WWII. While she held a few jobs in the early years of her marriage, she spent the most time working for D.M Read’s, Jordan Marsh, and Macy’s Department stores in the junior’s department. She was an active member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport and St. Andrew’s Church in Milford. She was a past Mother Advisor to Bridgeport #7 I.O.R.G, Past Worthy Matron of Orient Chapter #1/Azelia #2, O.E.S, and traveled the state as a grand officer for the organization for many years. Bernice enjoyed coffee, talking on the phone for hours to her friends and family, listening to the radio, and loved her dogs Mindy and Maggie. Bernice is pre-deceased by her devoted husband Robert, her brothers Raymond (Winifred) and Burton, and son’s in law Robert Frazier and Richard Hooten. Bernice is survived by her daughters Cheryl Frazier and Janet Johnson, her grandchildren Lori Segal (Lou), Chris Mast (Karen), Scott De Cesare, David Mast, and Bryan Hooten. She is also survived by a great-grandson, Giovanni, and two nieces and a nephew. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may greet the family Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in the funeral home. Charitable contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children,, or any favorite charity. The family wishes to express the sincere gratitude to the medical staff of Wooster 2 at the Masonic Home and Hospital for the compassionate care provided to Bernice during her stay. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Bernice was a wonderful & kind lady.
    The entire Canfield clan were special. We are so saddened to learn if her passing.

  2. Cheryl & Janet, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. She was “mom” to so many others, myself included. I was just remembering the night we sat and watched the first man set foot on the moon in your living room. So many wonderful memories!

  3. My deepest condolences to you, Cheryl and Janet. Bernice was a wonderful, generous woman, a a great support to my mother. You will all remain in my heart and memories.