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In loving memory of
Bernard Joseph Lyster, Jr
  • September 13, 1940
  • -
  • July 15, 2017

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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.

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  1. 08 Aug 2017
    Peter P Lyster says:
    Sorry to learn of the passing of my cousin "B J" and my deepest sympathy to Nancy and the children.
    Great memories of his visits to "the farm" in Medina, NY

  2. 20 Jul 2017
    Laura Collins lit a candle:
    Lit since July 20, 2017 at 7:52:56 AM

  3. 20 Jul 2017
    Shari Billings says:
    Thanks for giving me a wonderful life, love ya, and will miss you,Shari Billings

  4. 19 Jul 2017
    AnnMarie Vitiello says:
    Our thoughts and Prayers Nancy! So sad to hear of his passing :(
    All our love,
    The Il Forno Staff

  5. 19 Jul 2017
    Sally Braden lit a candle:
    Lit since July 19, 2017 at 7:35:10 AM

  6. 19 Jul 2017
    Sally Braden lit a candle:
    Lit since July 19, 2017 at 7:33:56 AM

  7. 19 Jul 2017
    Debbie Kincaid says:
    My thoughts are with Nancy and hope she gets through this okay. I will miss Bernie. He had a good heart and did alot of work and was not always recognized for what he did. RIP BernieDebbie

  8. 19 Jul 2017
    Debbie Kincaid lit a candle:
    Lit since July 19, 2017 at 7:25:54 AM

  9. 19 Jul 2017
    Linda Kelly Kennedy says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family. The loss of a wonderful man will be dearly missed.

  10. 18 Jul 2017
    Madeleine Mulholland says:
    Bernie, you will be missed by many motocycle buddies..
    My sympathies to the family..

    God Bless

  11. 18 Jul 2017
    Joan Doris says:
    So sorry for your loss Bernie was a really nice guy. Many great memories from our motorcycle trips. John and Joan

  12. 18 Jul 2017
    Bob Beebe lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:02:06 PM

  13. 18 Jul 2017
    jim shea says:
    So sorry to hear of Bernie's passing - he made me feel very welcome at my first HOG meeting in Branford--he was a true gentleman - semper fi

  14. 18 Jul 2017
    Shawn & Sarah lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:40:47 PM

  15. 18 Jul 2017
    Stephanie Sayre lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:16:59 PM

  16. 18 Jul 2017
    Joanie says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Bernie's passing... one of the 1st bikers to accept me into his group of riders. Will always be remembered for that... ride hard and long Bernie....

  17. 18 Jul 2017
    Christina Ingram lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:28:52 PM

  18. 18 Jul 2017
    Fran Reitman says:
    Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  19. 18 Jul 2017
    Lorraine Cevasco says:
    To our absent brother, Bernie. May the light from our Heavenly Father shine brightly welcoming Bernie. Nancy, Dave & I send our condolences to you and the Lyster family. May our dear Lord comfort and be with you during these difficult days.
    Dave & Lorraine

  20. 18 Jul 2017
    Lorraine & Dave Cevasco lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:20:35 AM

  21. 18 Jul 2017
    Mary Stotz Riley lit a candle:
    Lit since July 18, 2017 at 7:44:39 AM

  22. 17 Jul 2017
    Rob "Robo" Nelson says:
    God Rest Your Soul. Bernie would remember me as "Robo" that worked with Lenny at Webster's, Avra Grille and Nellie Greens. He was like Family to all of us in the Business. I'm proud to have waited on such a fine person. He will be missed.

  23. 17 Jul 2017
    The Sayre Family lit a candle:
    Lit since July 17, 2017 at 7:40:43 PM

  24. 17 Jul 2017
    Joann & Dave Minicozzi lit a candle:
    Lit since July 17, 2017 at 7:05:52 PM

  25. 17 Jul 2017
    Al schuckie lit a candle:
    Lit since July 17, 2017 at 7:51:56 PM

  26. 17 Jul 2017
    Brian Lyster says:
    I miss you Dad. There isn't a day that goes by that I'm not going to think of you.

    ❤️ Love Brian xxxooo

  27. 17 Jul 2017
    Durwood Outlaw says:
    Rest In Peace Bernie To a Brother In Elkdom. The faults of our members we write in the sand they're Virture on the rocks of Love and.memory.!! Durwood & Susan outlaw

  28. 17 Jul 2017
    Melissa Sayre lit a candle:
    Lit since July 17, 2017 at 7:00:36 PM

  29. 17 Jul 2017
    Karna Shelton says:
    I am so saddened to hear of Bernie's passing. We have such great memories of our motorcycle trips and parties. My thoughts are with you. Karna

  30. 17 Jul 2017
    Larry kraus says:
    I'll really miss him he was a great guy. He was a friend of mine from the ELKs. I'm sorry that I can't attended being I'm in Buffalo for the summer.

  31. 17 Jul 2017
    freddy Fricke says:
    So sad to hear about Bernie. He was a great guy, motor cyclist, patriot guard member..outstanding pig roaster with Nancy

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