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Bernard “Bernie” Christopher, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Christopher, BernardHome for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Bernard “Bernie” Christopher, Sr. who died following a brief illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Sunday, May 31st. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 12:15 p.m.


Born and raised in Chelsea, he was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1947. He married Mary L. (Lanzo) and moved to Revere in 1965. Bernie was a teamster and worked as a truck driver for the Local 379, at P. Schaffer Paper & Fibers of Chelsea and Dorchester for over 44 years, retiring in 1991. An avid sportsman, he was especially devoted to the “old ball game”, passionate for his Red Sox and proud of his Boston heritage.
He is the beloved husband of 65 years to Mary L. (Lanzo) Christopher. He is the devoted father of Karen Lavorati of Peabody, Christina M. “Tina” McKenna and her husband Eugene G. “Gene” McKenna of Revere, Bernard Christopher, Jr. and his wife Donna of Newington, New Hampshire and Thomas P. Christopher and his wife Maribeth of Georgetown. He is the dear brother of Lawrence J. “Lonnie” Christopher and his wife Jean L. Christopher of Revere, Eileen Davis of Danvers, and the late Rita Moore, Ruth Francis, Evelyn Theodore, Henry Anderson, Christina Testa, Thomas F. Christopher, Jr. and John Christopher. He is also lovingly survived by 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Interment is private.



Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 4th at 12:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 , Topeka, Kansas 66675 or by visiting

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  1. Christina McKenna and Family
    Jun 4 2015

    Dear Mary, Karen,Tina, Bernie Jr and Tommy, My sincere and deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all at this diffucult time. God Bless each and everyone of you.

    Nancy howard ( Le May )

  2. Shaun O'Donnell
    Jun 4 2015

    My sincerest condolences.

  3. Rob Crowell
    Jun 2 2015

    My sincere and deepest sympathy to my good friend Bernie Jr. and all family members, god bless.

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