OBITUARY

James Charles Bernardo

Passed away on May 20, 2012

Bernardo - James Charles, of Bayside, New York, on May 20, 2012 at the age of 48 years. Loving son of Angela (Schillinger) Bernardo, and James T. Bernardo. Cherished brother of Bridget Kenah, Gina Terlecki, Dawn Bernardo, Toni McGowan, Lisa Federico. Dear uncle of Thomas Terlecki; Anthony Spinella; Nicholas Federico, Brittany Kenah, Angela Federico, Kimberly Kenah, Gianna and Brianna McGowan.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd, 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday May 24, 2012, 9:15am at Notre Dame RC Church, New Hyde Park, NY. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY.

In Memory of James Charles Bernardo:

I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the date on his tombstone from the beginning... to the end. He noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke of the date with tears but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on earth, and now only those who loved him know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash. What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard, Are there things you'd like to change? For you never know how much time is left You could be at "dash mid-range" If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel, and be less quick to anger, show appreciation more and love the people in our life like we've never loved before. If we treat each other with respect, more often wear a smile remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash... would you be pleased with the things they say about how you spent your dash?

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 24, 2012
REMEMBERING

James Charles Bernardo

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Dawn Bernardo

April 16, 2018

Hey jimmy.passing by to send my love miss ya dearly.my Angel above love ya Dawn xoxoxoxo

Dawn Bernardo

April 1, 2018

Hey jimmy.happy Easter in heaven.went to spend time with you today.left ya a Easter present.love ya miss ya.xoxoxoxo

Dawn Bernardo

March 17, 2018

Happy st.Patrick's day in heaven.love ya miss ya xoxoxoxo

GINA TERLECKI

February 15, 2018

Happy Valentines Jimmy, Always and Forever In OUR HEARTS xoxox

Dawn Bernardo

February 14, 2018

Hey jimmy.❤.i want to wish you a happy Valentine's day in heaven.❤ love ya miss ya dearly.gone but will never be forgotten.always in my ❤.Xoxo

Dawn Bernardo

February 5, 2018

Hey jimmy.passing by to send my .miss ya bro.forever in my ❤.love ya always.

GINA TERLECKI

January 27, 2018

Happy Birthday In Heaven Jimmy, Missing you always and forever. Love You Brother xoxox

Dawn Bernardo

January 26, 2018

Hey jimmy.want to wish you a happy birthday in heaven.❤.love ya dearly.i can just picture your face on ur day today smiling waiting for your presents.will come to visit ya tomorrow.miss ya more and more.forever on my mind and in my heart.xoxo

Dawn Bernardo

January 11, 2018

Hey jimmy passing by to send my love .will be coming to visit ya soon for ur bday.once all this snow goes away.love ya forever in my ❤.

Dawn Bernardo

January 1, 2018

Want to widh you a happy New year in heaven brother xoxoxoxo.love ya always xoxo