Joseph Bernardo, Sr.
Joseph A. Bernardo, Sr., 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at St. Camillus Health Care of Stamford. He was born in Stamford on November 8, 1928 to the late Angelo and Marie Zezima Bernardo.
Joseph was employed at Wendon, Inc as a Supervisor in manufacturing for 56 years before retiring. Joseph was an avid gardener and fix it man, as well as being an accomplished bowler and all around problem solver. Joseph was incredibly proud of his Italian heritage and traditions. Above all, Joseph was a hard-working and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his family and close friends most of all and always made everybody smile with his sense of humor and contagious positive energy.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Eleona Budziszewski Bernardo of Stamford, his loving children, Joseph A. Bernardo, Jr. of Wilton and Lisa Pine and her husband Arthur of Norwalk. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Kyle Bernardo, Jessi Bernardo ,Samantha Pine and Dorien Pine,as well as his brother, Robert J. Bernardo and his wife Marybeth of FL.
A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 1200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 PM.
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