Theodore "Ted" J. Bernier

June 20, 1929February 4, 2012

Theodore J. Bernier, “Ted,” age 82, passed away, Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Simonne (Bernier) Bernier, to whom he has been married for the past 56 years.

Born in Central Falls, Rhode Island, a son of the late Theodore and Emma (Shank) Bernier, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of the former Prevost High School and later attended Bradford Durfee Technical Institute. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment in Grafenwoehr, Germany as Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the Expert Infantry Badge.

A Supervisor for the Good Year Tire and Rubber Company in New Bedford for many years, he was a multi-year recipient of the Top Ten Club Award. After retirement he worked as a Funeral Assistant for the Waring-Sullivan Homes of Memorial Tribute.

Active with the Knights of Columbus, he served in many capacities with the third degree, Father Boehr Council and the fourth Degree, Father Donahue Assembly where he served as Faithful Navigator and several years as Faithful purser. He was also a two time recipient of the Sir Knight of the Year Award. He was a member of the William F. Green D.A.V. Chapter 118, Fall River and the Holy Name Society at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and diehard Yankee’s fan.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters; Anne Bernier-LaFleur and her husband Wayne, Marie L. Wong and her husband John and Jeanne S. Bernier and her husband Gabriel Moreno, all of Fall River, two sisters; Antoinette “Toni” Letourneau of Stewart, FL and Joan Carrier and her husband Paul of New Bedford, one brother: Maurice Bernier and his wife Irene of Adamsville, TN, nine grandchildren; Clinton and Elizabeth LaFleur, Marisa Wong, John Wong, Jr., and SrA Jason Wong (USAF) , Christopher and Elora Collins and Alyssa and Gabriel Moreno all of Fall River, three great grandchildren: Victoria and Justin LaFleur and Landon Moitoso and numerous nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Marius, Edward, Normand, Clement, Raymond, Roger and Emma Bernier.

His Funeral will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 PM. Contributions in his honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Entombment in Notre Dame Cemetery Mausoleum, Fall River.



  • Visitation Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 9, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 9, 2012


  • Entombment

Theodore "Ted" J. Bernier

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Gabriel Matthew Moreno

March 4, 2012

Almost has been a month since you were called home. I miss you so much! RIP Pepere! 6.20.29 - 2.4.12

Gabriel Matthew Moreno

February 16, 2012

Pepere, it was a true blassing having you as my grandfather. You were one of the best grandfathers anyone could have. I may not have been at your bedside at the end but I want you to know I love you so much! R.I.P. Pepere! 6.20.29 - 2.4.12

Susan Fernandes

February 11, 2012

Maire, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a wonderful man, and will surely be missed. I have fond memories of him, and I'm sure your whole family does too. Now he's an angel above looking down on us. Stay strong.

Joe Carrier

February 11, 2012

I was truly saddened to hear the news of Uncle Ted's passing. It opened a floodgate of fond childhood memories visiting my uncle, aunt and cousins. Uncle Ted was the epitome of courage and strength, and is enjoying his reward the Lord has prepared for him. May you finally rest in peace Uncle Ted.

Alyssa Moreno (granddaugter)

February 10, 2012

I remember whenever we were sick and couldn't go to school, mem and pep would bring us to the mcdonalds in swansea mall and buy scratch tickets. I'll never forget how pepere made a sick day, a fun one. I miss and love you pep. untill we meet again...

February 10, 2012

I have great memories of Mr. Bernier and his "chair" on Horton St.! He was always so nice to us kids when we were growing up. My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Bernier, Anne, Marie, and Jeanne and all of their families.
Bernadette Baird ( Lowell, MA)

bonnie paul

February 10, 2012

To my neighborhood friends
'The Bernier family'

For the last 22 years I lived near the greatest neighbor and a classey man that anyone could of been.Mr. Bernier always had a great big smile. I will miss him sitting on the porch yelling over to me! He always stood by me and gave me encougagement! Mr. Bernier loved life! He will be missed and never forgotten.. Rest in peace Mr. Bernier or "Classey'

Linda Almeida

February 10, 2012

Jeanne....My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father.

February 9, 2012

Marie and family, very sorry for your loss. Ted and I had some good (limo) times together. We will miss him.

Harry and Penny Hynes

Maui HI

Marian Payant

February 9, 2012

I remember the time we all went on the little cruise boat out of Rhode Island and enjoyed a wonderful evening was great. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may you really "rest" in peace and with the good Lord