OBITUARY

E. Bernadette Peslak

November 17, 1935May 24, 2018
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E. Bernadette Peslak, Berny, age 82, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, May 24, 2018 with her devoted and loving husband Edward Alexander Peslak, Ed, of 61 years by her side. It was upon conclusion of Ed’s recitation of the first decade of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, “the Resurrection”, that Berny passed from this Valley of Tears.

Berny was born on November 17, 1935 in Newark, NJ, daughter of the late Louis C. and Bridget E. LeFrancis (nee Masterson).

On May 25, 1957, Berny married Edward Alexander of Eynon, PA, and tending to and nurturing the family they created together was her passion and life’s work. Originally residing in Belleville, NJ, Ed and Berny eventually settled in Bloomfield and later moved to Livingston, NJ where they lived for more than 40 years, eventually residing in Ledgewood, NJ. Berny worked for numerous years as a court clerk in the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, NJ.

Both Berny and Ed were devout Roman Catholics and active parishioners at various parishes, including St. Peter in Belleville, St. Valentine in Bloomfield, St. Therese in Succasunna and St. Philomena and St. Raphael in Livingston, NJ.

Generous and compassionate, Berny touched so many with her warmth, sense of humor and genuine kindness. While she answered to many different names, mom, grammy, Berny and Mrs. P., she will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Berny leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband Edward Alexander and their adoring children and ten grandchildren: Edward Allen, his wife Jean and their two children Edward Andrew (and wife Christine) and Jessica Lynn; Bernadette Mary, her husband Joseph Gurski and their two children Alexander Joseph and Katherine Ann; Robert Stanley, his wife Joyce and their three children Kylie Marie, Christian Robert and Cara Angela Maureen; Gerard Joseph, his former wife Joan and their three children Kimberly Ann, Jenna Ashley and Brandon Gerard; her six close siblings and their many children and grandchildren: William and Carol, Robert and Hope, Monica and James, Dorothy, and the late Maureen and Louis. Berny is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Berny was held dear by all who knew her, extensive family, friends and co-workers. She fought her illness with courage, dignity and grace. In lieu of flowers, Berny has requested donations to be made to St. Raphael Church, 346 East Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ.

The services for our precious mother are as follows: On Tuesday, May 29th, there will be a viewing from 3-7 PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 East Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ.

On Wednesday, May 30th, please join us for a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church, 346 East Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ followed by an 11:30 AM entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery & Mausoleum, 225 Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover, NJ.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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E. Bernadette Peslak

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