Bernard was born in Somerville, New Jersey. He served our nation in the US Marine Corps and owned and operated a home improvement business. He was active in AmVets, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyal Order of the Moose and BPOElks. Bernard also served as past chairman of Branford CT Chamber of Commerce.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Nancy, children Kevin, Shawn, Jimmy, Brian, Denise Hutchinson, Elisa Malerba, brother Thomas and several grand and great grandchildren.
Life Celebration will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 19 at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach.