Bernice McCusker, 89, of Vermont Avenue, Rumford, passed away Monday January 16, 2017 at her home. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. McCusker, Sr. Born in Providence she was a daughter of the late William and Agnes (Flanagan) Stehfest. Mrs. McCusker was an Executive Secretary for Fram (Honeywell) Corporation for 15 years before retiring. She was a communicant of Saint Margaret’s Church. She was an active member of the parish Women’s Club and the parents association at St. Margaret’s School. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and close family members and was an avid sports fan of all New England sports teams. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved cross word puzzles and reading mystery novels. In her retirement she was very active in local and state elections and took pride in conducting the federal census for the local community. She leaves one daughter, Beth Brunelle of Attleboro, MA, two sons, Raymond McCusker, Jr. of Northport, NY and William McCusker of Rumford, five grandchildren, Joshua and Jonathan Brunelle, Katherine, Raymond and Sarah McCusker, two sister in laws, Marie DiIorio(McCusker) and her husband Phil and Carmela McCusker. She was the sister of the late Irene Poland and sister in law of the late Leo and Etta McCusker and Daniel McCusker. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8.