South Dennis, MA — Patricia H. Bernardin, 78, of South Dennis, Mass., and Deerfield Beach, Fla., died on Friday, October 18, 2013, after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Patricia “Pat” was born in Lawrence, Mass., on January 17, 1936, and spent her early years in Greater Lawrence schools, graduating from McIntosh Business College and attended Merrimack College.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard “Dick” Bernardin and their daughters, Kathleen and son, Jamie, and Karen and daughter, Heather, and son, Philip.
Pat is also survived by her brother, Philip J. Hagan, and his wife, Judy, of San Diago, Calif., and their children, Erin and Christopher and their children, all residing in California.
Pat, Dick and daughters moved from Andover, Mass., in 1979 when Dick accepted a teaching position at Cape Cod Community College and Pat continued her librarian career at the South Yarmouth Library for over 20 years. Pat had gained somewhat of a celebrity status with her children’s Story Book Hour readings.
Both retired in January 1998 and extended their annual stay at their Deerfield Beach condo, returning to Dennis, Mass., for the summer weather.
Pat was the consummate mother (and grandmother) for our very close family, giving each member the loving care they may need.
Pat’s pastime passions were bridge, golf, mah-jongg, and keeping in touch with her many friends. Her most noticeable assets were her personality and love of children.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s memory to Cape Cod Oncology Center, 27 Park Street, P.O. Box 640, Hyannis, MA 02601 or Cape Cod Visiting Nurses (VNA), 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660.
Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com.