James R. Bernier

December 7, 1973January 28, 2018
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James Bernier, age 44, beloved husband of Nichole (Dombrowski) Bernier, passed away on January 28, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Glastonbury, a son of Roderick and Nancy Bernier. James graduated from Howell Cheney Technical High School, where he achieved his electrical schooling. He then went onto completing his electrical apprenticeship, becoming a licensed electrician and successful electrical salesman. He was an active member of the Glastonbury Elks Lodge 2202 and a member of IEC for some 10+ years sitting on various committees and becoming a board member. James enjoyed being a Boy Scout Leader with his two sons and vacationing in upstate NY at Mooney's summer home. He will be most remembered for his contagious laughter, smile and great personality. He has touched the hearts of his numerous friends and will be greatly missed. In addition to his wife Nichole, he will be dearly missed by his sons Sam and Josh Bernier. James will also be dearly missed by his parents and his brother Rod Bernier and his wife Lynn, his sisters Dorothy Howell and her husband Charles, Theresa Shaw and her husband Jim and Lisa Monroe and her husband Gordon, his father-in-law Paul Dombrowski and mother-in-law Linda LaRoche, brother-in-law Jake Dombrowski, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Rodney Bernier. In lieu of flowers, donations in James Bernier's memory can be made to the Sam and Josh Bernier scholarship fund.

Visitation will be Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3, at 10:30a, in Green Cemetery, 99 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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February 2, 2018

Jimmy, You have been a great friend and you will be greatly missed by all those who you have inspired with your friendship. We are praying that God will meet the needs of your family and comfort them in this time of loss. God Bless. Bernie Riendeau.

John Moriarty & Associates

February 2, 2018

Our thoughts are with your family at this sorrowful time. We wish you peace and strength.

Jonathan Dixon

February 2, 2018

Rest in peace James. You made this world a better place when you were here, so go and make heaven a better place too!

Caitlin Shanahan & Glastonbury Family Dental

February 1, 2018

Our condolences and deepest sympathies to you & the boys. Thinking of you in this difficult time, wishing you moments of peace & comfort.

Rick Kelleher

February 1, 2018

Jimmy was a light in a sometimes crazy, tough business. I looked forward to seeing him every time he came to our office. I will miss his contagious laugh and funny stories. Jim will be greatly missed in the electrical industry. My condolences to the entire Bernier family.

February 1, 2018

Nichole my heart goes out to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure James will be missed. This thought brought much comfort to my family may it do the same for you, in this time of need. Psalms 46:1 says: God is our refuge and strength a help that is ready to be found in times of distress. May this give you comfort in your time of need.

Sheila Harris East Hartford CT

Patty Maney

February 1, 2018

Dear Nichole,
I am so sorry for your loss. May it console you to know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of your family here at Riverside Health Care.
Patty Maney

Marc and Linda Candels

February 1, 2018

A light of the electrical industry has definitely been extinguished. Rest in peace James. We have fond memories of good times at IEC. Condolences to the entire Bernier family.


February 1, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ...

Maria Gonzalez

January 31, 2018

Dear Nichole, Jake and I are sending our deepest condolences. Jimmy was a great guy and he will be missed. Love.