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BERNARD, Steve Founder of Cape Cod Potato Chips & Legendary Entrepreneur Steve Bernard, a man who lived life to its absolute fullest and was never told what to do, died peacefully looking into the eyes of his lifelong sweetheart during the sunrise of Saturday morning, March 7th, 2009. He was 61. A tireless hard-worker who would never give up on anyone or anything. A champion of the underdog, the Briard dog and the hair of the dog. A competitive, compassionate, contrarian. A food lover, a wine lover, and an organic gardener. A family man who loved running, golfing, gambling, Notre Dame football, and a good game of mini golf with his grandsons. A fearless, incredibly humble, force-of-nature of a man who could only be stopped by terminal cancer. Steve Bernard's most famous accomplishment is how he revolutionized the food industry and inspired thousands of other small businesses when he founded Cape Cod Potato Chips in 1980. His first of three successful food businesses that he founded. He was an entirely self-made man who lived a life with no regrets, and was only sorry that he won't be around to take his beloved grandsons fly-fishing and golfing. Survivors include his wife of 37 years Lynn, his daughter Nicole and son-in-law Peter, his grandsons Stephen and Benjamin, his brothers Sergius, Jude and Jimmy, his sister Virginia, his sisters-in-law Darby, Gretchen, Diane, Nancy, Nilda, and Sharon, his brothers-in-law L.J., Kenneth, Damien and Peter, his mother-in-law Theresa, his nieces and nephews, his many lifelong friends and his four Briards. His parents, Sergius and Mary, his father-in-law Leni and his beloved dog Benny preceded him in death. In lieu of flowers, it was his desire that you make a donation to the Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org), his favorite charity, and that you go out and make a sizable purchase from your favorite small food business. The wake will be held Friday, March 13, 2009 from 4-8pm at John Lawrence Funeral Home in MARSTONS MILLS and a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 14th at 10am at the Cotuit Federated Church. Please join us to help celebrate the incredible life and legacy of a man who left us much too soon.

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