Guilherme F. Bernardino

October 29, 1930August 9, 2014

Guilherme F. “Mr. B.” Bernardino of Danbury, husband of Aurora A. Bernardino, died peacefully on Saturday August 9, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

Guilherme was born in Vila Franca da Serra, Portugal on October 28, 1930 to the late Manuel and Maria Augusta Ferreira Bernardino. He moved to the United States in 1959 and was employed by Castro Convertible for many years and in 1976 started his own business, Bernardino's Furniture on Main Street in Danbury with his wife Aurora, retiring in 2006.

Guilherme enjoyed spending time with his family and friends sharing wonderful stories of his years growing up in Portugal. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed.

In addition to his wife Aurora of 53 years, Guilherme is survived by his daughter Helena (Bernardino) Skinner of Weymouth, Massachusetts, and his grandchildren William and Olivia Skinner also of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He is also survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews and extended family members, most notably his nephew Antonio DaCruz and wife Fatima of Danbury, who have been extraordinarily generous with their time and support in assisting with Guilherme's care. Guilherme is predeceased by his son Francisco Bernardino, his son-in-law Richard J. Skinner and his siblings Albertina F. Bernardino, Natividad Bernardino, Maria de Jesus Mello and Antonio Bernardino. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Cooper and his staff for the many years of incomparable care and support as well as Dr. John Chronakos, the medical and support staff in the oncology and the intensive care units at Danbury Hospital for their wonderful care during the last days of Guilherme's life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Thursday August 14th in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Deer Hill Avenue Danbury. Burial will be in Saint Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Wednesday August 13th from 4:00 to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202 or


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 14, 2014

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August 16, 2014

Mrs. Bernardino and family. We were sadden to learn of Mr.Bernardino's passing. My husband will miss him at the YMCA. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy. Mena&Jose Moreira.

August 15, 2014

dear mrs bernardino and helena sorry for yuor loss. arnie and fran tomaino.

Armando Amaral

August 14, 2014

Mrs. Bernardino,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. May there be peace within you during this difficult time. God Bless.

August 14, 2014

Dear Mrs. B and Helena we thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. We were so blessed to know MR. B for the past 30yrs. He was a wonderful caring man who will forever be in our hearts. All our love, Debbie and Rocky

Lionel and Gloria R. Oliva & Family

August 13, 2014

Dear Sra.Aurora,Helena and Family. Our hearts are very sadden,knowing we have loss a great friend. Our Deepest condolences and prayers. Always remembered and never forgotten.


August 13, 2014

My wife and I are saddened by the loss of a man who with his dear wife was so good to us many times. Our sincerest condolences, Mary Jane and Paul Baker.

Tracey Christello

August 13, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anthony Robinson

August 13, 2014

I am sorry for the loss of a great man. Mr. Bernardino was a good man and I remember his furniture store on Main Street. My condolences to the family of Mr. Bernardino. I have heard many stories about him and it is as if I have known him my entire life even though I have never met him. My thoughts and prayers to go out to his family.

Austin, David, Justin and Tina-Marie Tanner

August 13, 2014

We are the great grandchildren of Jose Augusto daCruz and Albertina Ferreira Bernardino and we are sorry for the loss of our great great uncle. We have heard he was a good man and even though we have never gotten the chance to meet him it saddens our hearts that we will now never get the chance to meet him but hold the memories that have been shared with us by our family. Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to our great great aunt Aurora, our cousins Helena, BJ and Olivia and to the rest of our family. Tio's loss goes deep and far. Always remembered and never forgotten.

August 13, 2014

Dear Aurora and Helena, What wonderful memories I have of the times we spent together over the years. I am praying for you, and know that William is now with our Lord, where there is no pain or suffering but only life everlasting. My love to you all. Rickie (DaCunha) Steenstra