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Obituary for Phyllis Marie Bernard

Phyllis Marie  Bernard
Phyllis Marie (Berardi) Bernard, 86, formerly of Kingston, passed away while in the comforting presence of her family, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Baltimore, MD following a year long illness.

Phyllis was born in Malden, Mass on June 3rd, 1931, daughter of the late Daniel Arthur and Catherine Mary (Iovino) Berardi.

A graduate of Emmanuel College, she earned her Master's degree in Education at SUNY New Paltz College. A member of the Kingston Retired Teachers Association, Phyllis was employed as an elementary school teacher for the Kingston School District for over 30 years. Her last teaching assignment before her retirement was at Ernest C. Myer Elementary School.

For the past 20 years, she was an integral part of her family's business, The Port Ewen Pharmacy.

Phyllis enjoyed reading, shopping, cooking, playing Bunco, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her two loving daughters, Cynthia Hazman, and her husband Jonathan, of Baltimore, MD, and Dana Schechter, and her husband Bruce, of Kingston; Her beloved grandchildren Chad Hazman, Dani Schechter and Brent Hazman, and a sister-in-law Jean Berardi. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She is predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Daniel Bernard and a grandson, David Daniel Schechter, who both died in 1997, and a brother, Daniel J. Berardi who recently died in May 2017.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, Nov. 19th, at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus.

The funeral procession will form 9:00 am Monday from the funeral home, thence to Sacred Heart Church, 1055 Broadway, Esopus, where The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, The Rev. Eugene J. Grohe, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Phyllis's memory to The American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Dr., Suite 200, New Windsor, NY 12553, or

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