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Deacon Robert

Deacon Robert "Bob" Bernd

Wednesday, October 13th, 1943 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert "Bob" E. Bernd, (Deacon Bob) 76, entered into eternal life on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Bob was born in Lebanon, PA, on October 13, 1943. He was the son of the late Robert P. and Fannie Magdalene (Michenfelder) Bernd.  Bob was an Enfield resident for over thirty years.  He was formerly employed by Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks for over twenty-five years and later employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections as a Chaplain, retiring in 2016.  He served his country proudly with the United States Navy.  Bob was ordained as a Deacon in 1994 and served at St. Martha’s Church for twenty-five years.  He was predeceased by his wife, Judith A. (Abbott) Bernd in 2002.  He is survived by his companion of fourteen years, Arlene Dubord, three grandsons, Collin, Connor and Declan and survived by Nichole and Tina.  He also leaves two nieces, Norma and Roberta and was predeceased by a sister, Patricia. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Martha Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield.  The burial will follow with military honors in St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery.  Calling hours are Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 from 3-6pm at the Browne Memorial Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. Additional visitation will be held at St. Martha Church, Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 to 9:45 AM prior to mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martha’s Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield, CT 06082.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    Address
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Additional visitation will be held at St. Martha Church, Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 to 9:45 AM prior to Mass.
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    St. Martha Parish
    Address
    214 Brainard Rd.
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Additional visitation will be held at St. Martha Church, Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 to 9:45 AM prior to Mass.
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Martha Church
    Address
    214 Brainard Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr,. Robert Villa
    Co-Celebrant
    Fr. Anthony Bruno
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Patrick King St. Cemetery
    Address
    1556 King Street
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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    With Military Honors

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Love, Mike, Diane & family

Posted at 08:07am
Rest in peace Bob.
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Celine Dumond

Posted at 01:55pm
I remember when Bob would Pray over me. Even though I didn’t know him very well I will always remember you Bob Rest In Peace 😇🙏🏼
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Frank and Alison Giallanza

Posted at 10:44am
Remembering you and Deacon Bob in our hearts and prayers.
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Norma Cook

Posted at 09:27am
Uncle Bob you will be missed by so many but especially me. I remember walking hand and hand with you thru the mall and us singing. Glad I have all these fun memories and will cherish them forever. I will miss our visit together but your in a better place now with my mom. Till we meet again I love you with all my heart and know you will watching over me.
Love and Miss you
(niece) Norma Cook, Spartanburg, SC
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