MERIDEN - Bernice Rhea Cadieux Morehouse, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at MidState Medical Center. She was the wife for sixty-two years of Henry Lawrence Morehouse. She was born in Meriden on April 19, 1914, the daughter of the late Joseph O. and Charlotte Johnson Cadieux. She was curator of the Meriden Historical Society and the Society named their research center in South Meriden, the Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center in her honor. She received an award from Gov. William O'Neil for an essay on her most memorable Christmas. Mrs. Morehouse was a member of the First Congregational Church of Meriden. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Martha and John McCarthy of Lake Forest, CA; two sons, Lawrence Morehouse and his wife Stella of Wallingford; Henry L. Morehouse of Middletown; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Morehouse of Redding, CA; eight grandchildren, Steven Morehouse of Redding, CA, Valerie Morehouse of Los Angeles, CA, Michael Morehouse of Wallingford, Peter Morehouse of Boston, MA, Megan McCarthy and Elizabeth McCarthy, both of Lake Forest, CA, John Henry Morehouse and Christian Morehouse, both of Canton, CT; two great-grandchildren; a beloved niece, Alice Cadieux Cohen of Portland, CT; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Richard D. Morehouse; a brother, Joseph Cadieux and a sister, Corrine Cadieux. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at 11:30 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Kenneth Frazier will officiate. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT, or to MidState VNA and Hospice, 658 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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