Berthe was born in Central Falls, RI on Dec. 22, 1928 daughter of the late Ronaldo and Suzanne (Miller) Maurice. For 57 years she was happily married to Donald Gowdy of Hudson. Berthe was formerly an RN in Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, MA. Berthe enjoyed quilting and belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America for over 40 years. She played an active role in the Meals on Wheels program among many other volunteer organizations that she contributed to throughout her life. Besides her loving husband, Berthe is survived by three sons and three daughters- in-law, Marc and Rebecca Gowdy of South Berwick, ME, Bruce Gowdy and his wife Eve of Oakland, CA and Scott and Michelle Gowdy of Wilmington, NC. Two daughters and a son-inlaw, Patricia and Mustafa Malik of Cheverly, MD and Mary Gowdy of Keene, NH. Four brothers, Roland and Onide Maurice, both of New Brunswick, Noel Maurice of Waltham, MA and Ronald Maurice also of New Brunswick. Six sisters, Therese Geneau of Marlboro, MA, Pauline Smith of Quebec, Fernande April of New Brunswick, Norea Maurice of Quebec, Bernette Black of Paris, TX and Blondine Phoebus of British Columbia. Seven grandchildren, Benjamin Gowdy of South Berwick, ME, Stuart Gowdy of Chapel Hill, NC, Alia Malik (active Peace Corps: El Salvador), Jaheed Malik of St. Paul, MN, Alyssa Gowdy of Wilmington, NC, Brendan Gowdy of Las Vegas, NV and Heather Gowdy of Millersville, PA and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054 and/or the LifeRaft Group, 40 Galesi Dr., Wayne, NJ 07470. To send an online message of condolence, sympathy meal or for directions, please visit A tribute video will also be available to view online. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.