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Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel

6801 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL

OBITUARY

Frances D. Bernhardt

May 23, 1930January 11, 2020

Wellington, FL – Frances Dillon Bernhardt, 89, formerly of Hobe Sound, Florida, and Spring Valley, New York, passed away following a brief illness. Born on May 23, 1930, in Weehawken, New Jersey, to Francis Patrick and Grace Anderson Dillon, Frances, aka “Hank” by family and close friends, was the sixth of eight children. She married Donald Vincent Bernhardt in 1951, and together they raised four children.

Hank was a serial volunteer including teaching religious instruction for 30 years, reading to children at Port Salerno School for 9 years, and working bingo concessions and countless bake sales, to name a few. She enjoyed playing bridge, poker, and mahjongg; she was an avid NY Mets fan and enjoyed watching tennis and played in several bowling leagues over the years. Hank was predeceased by her parents, husband, four sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her four children, Donald (Kathleen) Bernhardt of Nyack, New York; Diann Bernhardt (David Sarafan) of Lake Worth, Florida; Dillon (Michele) Bernhardt of New York, New York; and Patricia Ard of Dryden, New York; grandchildren, Katherine (Brian) Krieg, Mathew Bernhardt, Stephanie Ard, Lukas Bernhardt, and Samuel Bernhardt, one great grandson Arden Krieg; brother Patrick (Nicole) Dillon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hank was caring and generous and had a great sense of humor. Most of all, her moral compass always pointed true north because she was guided unfailingly by her faith in Christ. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 24, 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 12001 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. The family will receive visitors at 10:30 at the church before the mass. Interment will follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens, 1501 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL., with a reception immediately following at Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel, 6801 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald Vincent Bernhardt, Husband (deceased)
  • Donald Bernhardt (Kathleen), Son
  • Diann Bernhardt (David Sarafan), Daughter
  • Dillon Bernhardt (Michele), Son
  • Patricia Ard, Daughter
  • Katherine Krieg (Brian), Granddaughter
  • Matthew Bernhardt, Grandson
  • Stephanie Ard, Granddaughter
  • Lukas Bernhardt, Grandson
  • Samuel Bernhardt, Grandson
  • Arden Krieg, Great Grandson
  • Patrick Dillon (Nicole), Brother
  • Frances Patrick Dillon, Father (deceased)
  • Grace Anderson Dillon, Mother (deceased)
  • Grace Dillon Murphy, Sister (deceased)
  • Eileen Dillon Schmidt, Sister (deceased)
  • Audrey Dillon Burke, Sister (deceased)
  • Lorraine Dillon Hennessy, Sister (deceased)
  • Francis Patrick Dillon, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Dillon, Brother (deceased)

Services

24 January

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Christopher Catholic Church

12001 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

24 January

Interment

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Fernhill Memorial Gardens

1501 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

24 January

RECEPTION

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aycock Funeral Home Young & Prill Chapel

6801 SE FEDERAL HWY
STUART, FL 34997

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Frances D. Bernhardt

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