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Date published: 4/29/2014

Renee L. Briand

Renee Lynn Briand, 59, of Bedford, N.H., died Thursday, April 24, 2014, after a brief illness. She resided in Spotsylvania County for many years before moving to Bedford in 2012.

Born in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 26, 1954, she was the daughter of retired Navy Cmdr. Rene and Marlene Dyke Briand. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary High School in Nashua, N.H., in 1972. She worked as a customer service rep for Tektronix in Gaithersburg, Md., and Hewlett-Packard in Washington, D.C., and for the Flower Shop and Davenport Financial, both in Fredericksburg. Recently, she held her favorite position as concierge to the residents at Bentley Commons in Bedford.

She was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Her children were the light in her eyes. She embraced being a homemaker, had a passion for interior design, loved to prepare elegant dinners, was a gracious hostess and welcomed all into her home. Renee also found enjoyment in her love of animals, from working in the horse barns to the many dogs and cats she adopted or that showed up at her back doorstep.

Renee is survived by her son and daughter, Timothy Aaron Briand and Maeleigh Marlene Ferlet, both of Spotsylvania; her sister, Michele Priddy and husband Dennis of Bedford; her grandson, Maxwell Briand; granddaughter Charlotte Ryder White; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be greatly missed by her family. Her spirit for fun, laughter and life will be with them forever.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH 03110.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Renee's memory maybe made to the Bedford Humane Society or New Hampshire Catholic Charities. For more information please visit phaneuf.net.