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In Memory of

Leo A. Bernier

August 15, 1926 - June 9, 2017

Obituary


Leo Armand Bernier, age 90 of Swansea, a retired teacher and pharmacist died on June 9, 2017 after a short illness in Kimwell Nursing Home, Fall River.

He was the husband of Jacqueline T. Bernier. They were married in a double wedding ceremony on May 31, 1948.

Born August 15, 1926 in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of the late Leo & Olivine (Olivier) Bernier. He is also the father of the late Richard Bernier, and brother of the late Pauline (Bernier) Duquette.

He is survived by three daughters,...

Leo Armand Bernier, age 90 of Swansea, a retired teacher and pharmacist died on June 9, 2017 after a short illness in Kimwell Nursing Home, Fall River.

He was the husband of Jacqueline T. Bernier. They were married in a double wedding ceremony on May 31, 1948.

Born August 15, 1926 in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of the late Leo & Olivine (Olivier) Bernier. He is also the father of the late Richard Bernier, and brother of the late Pauline (Bernier) Duquette.

He is survived by three daughters, Claudia Norman and husband Dana, Paula Comiskey, (husband) the late Jack Comiskey, all of Swansea, Anne-Marie Cardin, husband Michael of Manassas, VA. And five grandchildren, Lisa Norman Graham, and husband David, Steven Norman, Joann, Jody and Joseph Cestodio, and six great-grandchildren.

Leo served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. Following the war, he graduated from BMC Durfee High School. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at Northeastern University, Boston, and a Master of Science in Mathematics at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.
He taught Math for 30 years at Joseph Case High School, while also working as a pharmacist. He was Swansea's rep of the Diman Regional VTH School Committee, past Commander of American Legion Post 303 and Mass State Commander for its approximately 70,000 members, Chairman and Director of a children and youth scholarship program and legislative commissions on a national level. Leo found the most exciting years of his life watching his family grow.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea, MA 02777. Visitation prior from 9:00 to 1:00PM. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to: Compassionate Care Hospice, 174 Dean Street Taunton MA 02780. Relatives and friends invited. For tributes and online registration: www.waring-sullivan.com