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Gertrude Bernardo

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Gertrude (nee Serraino), 94, of Lodi, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2013 at Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Maywood after a short term of elder care. Gertrude was the youngest daughter of the late Carmelo and Catherine (nee Santamenna) Serraino, and was born, raised and lived in Lodi her entire life. Married to her husband, the late Vincent James Bernardo of 70 years and lead a quiet life near her family and as a homemaker. She was the last surviving Serraino who immigrated to Lodi via New York City from Sicily in 1905. Gertrude is pre-deceased by her husband, six brothers and sisters, Florence Toronto, Charles Serraino, Rose Melango Gardullo, Josephine Serraino, Mary Spataro and Michael Serraino. She will be missed by all that knew her and her seven nieces, brother Michael's life partner Marie Malia and many great nieces and nephews. Gertrude will be fondly remembered as a dog lover and a gentle person with a quick smile and a kind word for all. Funeral Thursday 10 AM at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 N. Main St., Lodi then to St. Joseph R.C. Church for an 11 AM Funeral Mass. Internment St. Nicholas Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Directions/Condolences please visit
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 26, 2013
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