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Joseph M. Bernard

Funeral Services with Military Honors & Entombment were held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, in Malden for Joseph M. Bernard, who died on Thursday December 3rd at his home with his family by his side, he was 87 years old.

Joe was born in Chelsea & was raised in Chelsea until the family moved to Revere. He attended Revere Schools. Joe enlisted in the United states Army during the Korean Conflict. He proudly served his country and was honorably discharged. Joe was exceptionally talented working with his hands and could repair or build anything. He had a career as a mechanic at Sears Automotive for 25 years. Joe constantly stayed busy fixing neighbors & friends’ vehicles at their homes. He possessed an incredible work ethic that allowed him to provide for his family. In his later years, when he retired, Joe got a job at Stop & Shop as a clerk, until 2015, and retired, again, at the age of 82. It was his nature to be productive & stay busy. Joe was an avid sports fan but was a Boston Bruins super fan.

He is the beloved & devoted husband of the late Louise M. (Necco) Bernard of 46 years. Loving father of Karen l. Bernard – Altimari & her husband Antonio of Saugus, Michelle J. Johnson & her husband Geoffrey M. of Canton, MI, & David J. Bernard of Danvers. Cherished grandfather of Kyle E. Bernard, Cameron D. Bernard, Sarah M. Johnson, & Abby L. Johnson. Dear brother of Marilyn A. Doucet of Malden, Janet M. Pouche & husband Ernie of North Reading, James O. Bernard & wife Karen of Florida, & Robert P. Bernard & wife Natalie of Revere. He is also loving survived by his faithful canine companion “Lucky” & feline companion “Bambi” & along with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Funeral Services were Private.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Jody Shaw
    Dec 18 2020

    I will always remember greeting Joe with the exchanges of “Hi Joe”. When we were driving down to see Aunt Irene and Uncle Teddy on the weekends we would go by the gas station that Joe worked at and he would be there in all kinds of weather pumping gas and serving customers. I remember my mom telling me the stories told to her by Louise about sending Joe off to work at Stop N Shop. The last few years have been difficult for Karen and Tony who took great care of Joe as his health declined. I am happy that I got to spend time with him over the summer at the Luau BBQ or just visiting on the back deck and in the yard. Joe was not a talkative man but he took everything in and enjoyed being around people. He will be missed and remembered fondly. “By Joe.”

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