Priscilla Renee Bernstein

May 6, 1944September 27, 2020

Priscilla Renee Bernstein, age 76, of Cary, passed away at home on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

She was born on May 6, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY. After retiring from IBM as a computer programmer, Priscilla spent her years playing bridge and travelling. Her most memorable trips included Africa, Italy, Russia and Israel.

Priscilla is survived by her children Marci Russell (husband Michael Russell) and Beth Courtney, as well as two grandchildren Matthew Russell and Mia Russell. She is also survived by her long-time partner Martin Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband WIlliam Bernstein.

Funeral services will be for immediate family only.

Those wishing to honor her life can make a donation in her name directly to the NC Museum of Art or the charity of their choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Priscilla Renee Bernstein

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linda owen

October 6, 2020

So very close you came to Life Master in bridge. So very far you surpassed master of life!!! I will miss you, my friend.

Arnold Marsh

October 1, 2020

Its with great sorrow that I heard about the passing of Pris. Such a kind and loving soul. I'll never forget the kindness you showed me when I stayed at your home while visiting you and my Uncle. Fly High Priscilla. Keep a watchful and loving eye over those still here. Your light will forever shine in my heart.

Sylvia Marsh

September 30, 2020

It breaks my heart that such a lovely lady is no longer with us. Pris was my brother's girlfriend and we had the opportunity to be in each other's company several times. While she was in the hospital, I spoke to her on the phone and with my crazy sense of humor I was glad to always make her laugh. She will be sadly missed by her family, Martin and our family and all who knew her. Rest in peace, Pris.

joyce bell

September 29, 2020

We will miss her so much in our Queen of Diamond 3 table Bridge group. We enjoyed being in her home each month playing Duplicate Bridge. She was a nice player and I enjoyed playing with her. We sure lost a special friend. Joyce Bel-Lenkeit.l

Kandi Siegel

September 28, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pris. I have had the pleasure of meeting her several times when she and my Uncle Martin visited FL. She will surely be missed. RIP Pris
This photo was taken the last time she was in FL (for my daughter’s wedding).