Bernice (Pszybysz) Descheneau

  • Born: November 17, 1929
  • Died: May 11, 2016
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home

116 Main Street
Route 121A
Plaistow, NH 03865
Tel. (603) 382-2233

Tribute & Message From The Family

Haverhill, MA: Bernice (Pszybysz) Descheneau, 86, formerly of Bradford and Haverhill died on May 11, 2016 at Prescott House in North Andover, MA.

Born and raised in Haverhill, daughter of the late Thomas Pszybysz and Annie (Ozkowska) (Pszybysz) Leschinski, she graduated from Haverhill High School with the Class of 1947. She also attended Northern Essex Community College, where she received a Degree in Data Entry.

As a young woman, Mrs. Descheneau was employed in the local shoe industry. She was most recently employed as an ombudsman and elder advocate by the Council on Aging Office at the Citizens Center and had also worked for the Meals on Wheels Program and as a crossing guard for the City of Haverhill.

A member of All Saints Parish and the former St. Rita's Parish and St. Michael's Parish, Mrs. Descheneau was the 2007 recipient of the D. Raymond Taffe Award for outstanding community outreach and leadership.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene A. Descheneau in 1982 and her son, Eugene A. Descheneau, Jr. in 2006, and is survived by three daughters, Gina Dryer and her husband James of Salem, NH, Maria Wansker and her husband Richard of Haverhill, and Rosemarie Flanagan of Bradford, a daughter-in-law, Mary "Pat" Descheneau of Plaistow, nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Pszybysz Previs, and her sister, Lorraine Cheney.

The family would like to thank the staff at Prescott House for the kindness, respect, and care provided to Mrs. Descheneau and to the support and care shown to her daughters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Descheneau's Life Celebration on Sunday, May 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Plaistow, NH. Her funeral will begin on Monday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill, MA. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website,


Condolence & Memory Journal


To Gina, Maria and Rosie. So sorry for your loss of your Mom. Aunt Bernice and my Mom Lorraine were always very close. Whenever I would see her she was always smiling and laughing. She will be greatly missed. Love You Aunt Bernice.

Posted by Tonimaria Harriman - Haverhill, MA - Family   May 16, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.. she was one special lady....sending thoughts, prayers and love to Gina, Maria, Rosie and family.. May she rest in peace

Posted by Donna Preziosi Allison - Merrimack, NH - Friend   May 16, 2016


Sending loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family Rose. I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace

Posted by Janice Perkins - Haverhill, MA - Friend   May 15, 2016


Sending loving thoughts any prayers to your family Rose I am so sorry for your loss May she rest in peace!

Posted by Janice Perkins - Haverhill, MA - Friend   May 15, 2016


Mom, I should be with you right now for dinner..I miss you.
your loving daughter, Gina

Posted by gina dryer - salem, NH - Daughter   May 13, 2016

So sorry for the loss of your Mother she was a beautiful lady and will be sadly missed. Love to you girls
Pam & Dave Dadekian

Posted by Pam & David Dadekian - Haverhill, MA - Friend   May 13, 2016

With deepest sympathy to the. Family of Bernice Descheneau

Posted by Diane Moulton - Haverhill, MA - Friend   May 13, 2016

Family Album