• Jean B. Bernardini
    February 02,2013

    Jean B. Bernardini

    Jean B. Bernardini

    BARRE CITY — Jean Bolado Bernardini, 62, of Fecteau Circle, died Wednesday night, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home, battling multiple myeloma cancer with dignity and courage, since 2004. Her family was at her bedside.

    Born Jean Emilia Bolado, on Aug. 26, 1950, in Barre City, she was the eldest daughter of Richard and Marilyn (Shepard) Bolado.

    Jean graduated from Spaulding High School in 1968, and had attended the Thompson School of Practical Nursing in Brattleboro.

    She was employed for many years by the State of Vermont in various departments, and had also worked at the Vermont State Employees Credit Union. Prior to her retirement, Jean had worked in the classified department of The Times Argus in Barre.

    Her special interests were antiquing, home decorating and stenciling as well as spending time with her grandchildren and taking them to Maine. She also enjoyed apple picking, playing cards, trips to the Maine coast and Tucson, Ariz., and her volunteer work at the Central Vermont Hospital.

    Following an earlier marriage and divorce, Jean married Douglas L. Bernardini on Oct. 1, 1992, in East Barre. Since their marriage they had lived in Montpelier, Tucson, Ariz., and since 2007, at their present home.

    Besides her husband Doug, she leaves two sons: Brian McAvoy and his wife, Katina, and Bradley McAvoy and fiancée, Jill Draper, all of Barre City; and three grandchildren: Kristopher, Kelsey and Adam; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Shamlian in New Jersey, and stepsons Michael Bernardini in California, and Steven Bernardini and his wife, Nancy, of Langhorne, Pa.; and 10 step-grandchildren, as well as two sisters: Janet Reynolds and her husband, Gordon, and Joann Scherk and her husband, David; sisters-in-law, Connie Hudson and Sally Foti; a nephew and three nieces; three aunts: Eva Brown, Virginia Martin and Gloria Shepard; and many cousins. Also surviving is her former daughter-in-law, Susan McAvoy.

    Her parents and infant sister, Lisa Maria, predeceased her.

    Jean has requested that there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be made in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center at the convenience of her family.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.

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