Mrs. Annick Josette Louise Menard

  • Born: July 27, 1934
  • Died: January 23, 2020
  • Location: Topsfield, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923

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Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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TOPSFIELD – Mrs. Annick Josette Louise Menard, 85, of Topsfield, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the comfort of her home.

Born in the ancestral family home in Dahouët, France in 1934, she was the daughter of the late Pierre Menard, a ship captain, and Louise Menard (née Durand de Kerjegu). She grew up in Dahouët and the neighboring village of the Val-André, in Brittany.

As a teenager, she contracted tuberculosis and was sent to Paris to be treated. She was one of the very first children to be treated with a promising new regimen, and survived with very few consequences. Her experiences during her lengthy convalescence led her to go back to finish High School with honors, and enroll at the prestigious nursing program at Paris' Salpêtrière hospital.

She married Henri Odilon Berteaux, who she motivated and supported to become a noted physicist and oceanographer. They emigrated to Canada and later to the US, while returning to France often and travelling widely. They had two children, Jean-Marc and Philippe.

Annick was an avid sailor, current affairs wonk, and cook. After raising her two boys, she returned to college and received her RN degree and became a visiting nurse on Cape Cod. Annick and Henri divorced amiably and it was through mutual friends that Annick met and later married Ralph Little, a retired scientist. After 12 wonderful years she was widowed, and spent time between her homes in Florida and France, while spending increasing time in Nahant, MA with her eldest son. She moved there full time several years ago to be taken care of, gently teased, and pampered. She continued to drive a manual convertible, and was known locally as "leadfoot". The family moved to an old farm in Topsfield in 2018, where she enjoyed the fresh razzberries and peaches, while being an integral part of the family.

Annick is survived by her sons, Jean-Marc and Philippe Berteaux, and by her grandson Brett Berteaux, her brother Pierre Menard and sister Nicole Bazzola, and her niece Virginie Bazzola and nephew Julien Menard.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, all services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.


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We love you Annick and we will miss you for we had lots of fun together. We will meet again for we are one in Spirit.
Bon Voyage dear Annick.

Barbara and Steve Weglarz

Posted by Barbara and Steve Weglarz - Lynn, MA - Friend   January 30, 2020

Annick was my stepmom. I loved here very much. Her and my dad were a awesome couple together. She was always happy on the phone with me. She love all of her grandchildren. My kids. Michael Ariel John John. I will miss her so much. She loved me and I sure enough loved her so much. May u have peace and joy up in Heaven. Love your daughter Lynda and my Husband Johh Hare jr. U will always be in my heart.

Posted by Lynds Hare - MD - Mother   January 27, 2020

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Annick and I met at the Nahant Council on Aging a few years ago and we became good friends. I loved her realistic and positive attitude and her funny laugh. She was always upbeat and made me laugh too. Annick always made me feel like I was family. There was nothing that I would not do for her - she was like a mother to me. I could ask her advice on anything and she would always give me her point of view. What I loved about Annick was that her family meant everything to her. She cherished the time spent with Jean-Marc, John and their bird Pretty as well as the time that we spent together. I love you my friend and I'm going to miss you terribly. I will also miss our evening conversations. God be with you! Rest in Peace!!

Posted by Pat Scanlon - Saugus, MA - Friend   January 27, 2020


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Annick and I met at the Nahant Council on Aging a few years ago and we became good friends. I loved her realistic and positive attitude and her funny laugh. She was always upbeat and made me laugh too. Annick always made me feel like I was family. There was nothing that I would not do for her - she was like a mother to me. I could ask her advice on anything and she would always give me her point of view. What I loved about Annick was that her family meant everything to her. She cherished the time spent with Jean-Marc, John and their bird Pretty as well as the time that we spent together. I love you my friend and I'm going to miss you terribly. I will also miss our evening conversations. God be with you! Rest in Peace!!