Adelino J. Lenny Bernardo of Middleboro, formerly of Hanson, died peacefully Friday June 21, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old. Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Alvaro and Maria (DeJesus) Bernardo. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Peg (Reid) Bernardo for 65 years. Loving father of Beth M. Stafford and her husband William Sr. of Whitman, Dale F. Makein and her husband Thomas of Plymouth, Brett P. Bernardo and his friend Kim of OH, Jill D. Hubbard and her husband David Sr. of FL. Proud grandfather to 11 and great-grandfather to 6. He was predeceased by his sister, Dolores Cathcart; and his two daughters, Mary and Joy. Lenny served in the Army in the 10th Armored Division under Gen. Patton. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received 2 Purple Hearts. After the service he went to Boston University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Education. He later earned a master's degree in Guidance and a master's degree in Administration. He taught everything from auto shop, civics to all levels of math. He taught in Pembroke, Avon, Randolph, and ended his career as a guidance counselor, assistant principal at Indian Head School in Hanson. Lenny was also an umpire and referee. He retired after refereeing after 50 years in his 70s and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Len enjoyed watching sports, gardening and especially being with his family. Visiting hours will be in the Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home, 4 West Washington St. (corner Rte. 58), Hanson, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Rte. 58, in Halifax, Thursday at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 1:45 p.m. The family would like donations made in Lennys memory to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368, or to Special Olympics of Mass. The Yawkey Sports Training Center, 512 Forest Marlborough, MA. For directions or to sign an online condolence visit www.mackinnonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Enterprise on June 25, 2013