TUPELO – Bernard Daniel ""Bernie"" Carniglia, 93, died peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born in Plainfield, N.J., on July 18, 1920, to Victor Carniglia and Teresa Lynch Carniglia. He was a graduate of Newark College of Engineering in New Jersey and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Higum, England, and flew 35 combat missions over France and England during that time, receiving five bronze stars. Upon returning to New Jersey after leaving military service, he was employed by AT&T where he worked as an electrical engineer for 45 years. He transferred from New Jersey to Andover, Mass., where he worked in research and development for Bell Laboratories.
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He enjoyed jazz and classical music, was an avid reader, and continued his reading skills with Reading for the Blind the past five years. He enjoyed downhill and cross-country snow skiing and had opportunities to ski in other countries, his favorite being in Switzerland. In 1987, he retired and moved to Amory to be near family. During 2005 he moved to Traceway Manor in Tupelo where he lived until his death. He was a very loving and giving soul, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
A Funeral Mass service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, at St. James Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
Survivors include two brothers, Joseph Carniglia (Chris) of Harrisburg, Va., and Victor Carniglia (Helen) of New Jersey; two sisters, Rosemary Wilson and Ann Bardolf (Dan), all of New Jersey; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Hanna and Tereas Sweitzer; and one brother, Jimmy Carniglia.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd Tupelo, MS 38801
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Mar. 8, 2014