Evelyn M. Bernett

August 26, 1932November 21, 2018

Evelyn M. Bernett (Lesser) of Lanesboro, PA formerly of Newburgh, NY, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She was 86 years old. Evelyn was born in Newburgh, NY on August 26, 1932 to the late Frederick and Theresa (Terwilliger) Dobertin. After retiring in 1994, Evelyn moved to Hudson, Florida, where she was an active member of the VFW. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2017 to be closer to her family. Evelyn was a past-president, as well as lifetime member of Cronomer Valley Fire Dept Ladies Auxillary. Evelyn is survived by her beloved sons, Walter Lesser Jr and his wife Patricia and Edward Lesser and his wife Joanne; cherished grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Olivia and Roseanne and 7 adoring great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Walter Sr. in 1988 and her caring second husband Edward Bernett in 2013. Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor, NY. Memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name can be made to Charlie’s Crusaders Pet Rescue 5534 Holly Ridge Drive Horn Lake, MS 38637


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Evelyn M. Bernett

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Jimi Myers

November 30, 2018

So Eddie and I were probably 16 years old, or so and I was sleeping over at the Lesser house. We were going to go out to get some beer to drink and we waited too long and the corner store closed, As we were plotting out endeavor Mrs. Lesser overheard us and she brought us a half of a bottle of vodka and tonic. She said she would rather us drink at home where she knew we would be safe rather than go out drinking and get in trouble. Sheer openness and honesty!
I was so moved by how open and close she was with her kids and in turn you couldn't find more honest boys than Eddie and Walter Lesser.

Evelyn was REAL. Always honest and always truthful. She had a great impact on me in my life...