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Genevieve M. "Sis" Berthiaume
Date of Death: August, 25 2018

          Genevieve M. "Sis" Berthiaume, 94, Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Hospital. She was born on September 17, 1924, daughter of the late Arthur and Philimine (Decaine) Anderson. On January 15, 1944, Sis married the love of her life, Dean Berthiaume, in Ft. Jackson, SC. He preceded her in death in 1996.
          Sis was always a hard worker. She shoveled coal and snow, push mowed the lawn, and work beside Dean while building the house and camp, and tending to their large garden that produced enough to share with family, friends, and even the deer. She loved to make clothing, needlework, re-upholster furniture, and create dozens of quilts. Sis looked forward to calling her dear friends Kay, Bea, and Kathi on the telephone daily and cherished her friendship with her cousin, Sandy. Her grandson, Mark, was always available to help at a moment's notice and she always treasured his visits. Sis was incredibly proud of all her families accomplishments. In her later years, she enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and complaining about the reruns.
          She is survived by her daughter: Carole (Donald) Cousineau of Escanaba, grandsons: Mark (Elaine) Cousineau of Escanaba and Michael Cousineau of Grand Haven, MI, great grandchildren: Drs. Craig (Elizabeth) Cousineau , Cody (Shannon Hamilton) Cousineau, Eric (Karleen Rosich) Cousineau, and Nate Hunt, great great grandson: Calder Cousineau
          Sis was preceded in death by her parents, and husband: Dean, brothers: Art (Eileen) Anderson and Edward (Kathleen) Anderson, and great granddaughter: Abbey Cousineau.
          In keeping with Sis's wishes, private services will be held for her family.
          Sis's family would like to acknowledge OSF St. Francis Hospital ER and 2nd Floor staff for their incredible care during her last days.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Berthiaume family.

  • "You have our deepest sympathy and we are thinking of you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers"
    -Mary Miller

  • "So sorry to hear of Aunt Sis' passing , we are all thinking of you, I always enjoyed talking with Aunt SIs and her beautiful Christmas cards. Love to all."
    -Ann, Greg & Alyssa Luke

  • "Carole, Don and Family, Sorry to read about Sis.....I can still remember sitting around the table at Spar's Bar with Dean and Sis on a Friday night.....Good thoughts and good memories! What a wonderful person!"

  • "Carole & Don: We are sad due to Aunt Sis's passing. Oh, the Christmas cards from her, they told a story! They were wonderful to read. God bless and keeping you in our thoughts"
    -John & Sara Anderson

  • "Dear Carole and family, My condolences for your loss. "Sis" sounded like a spitfire. Carole, I think you're following in her shoes. I'm sure she was so proud of you all. Cherish your memories and cherish your family."
    -Kathy Creten

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