BONNEAUVILLE Bernice Claire McDermott, 77, entered into God's eternal care Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Green Acres Nursing Center. Bernice was the loving wife of Kenneth P. McDermott to whom she was married for 58 years. Born October 11, 1930, in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Suzanne (Brandon) Caskey. Mrs. McDermott was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Bonneauville, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans Post 1342, Bonneauville. When her children were growing up she was very active in their School's PTA and was a former den mother when her children were in scouts. Mrs. McDermott was employed as a bookkeeper at various banks in New York and later as a cosmetician at various department stores in New York and New Jersey before she retired. In addition to her husband Kenneth, Bernice is survived by four children, Susan Garbowski of Paramus, N.J., Meredith McDermott of McKnightstown, Bruce McDermott of Old Bridge, N.J., and Ted McDermott of Arendtsville; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Robert Caskey of New Jersey, John Herlihy of Toms River, N.J., and Dennis Herlihy of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Claire McDermott. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 10 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, with Father Caesar A. Belchez as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Cemetery. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 66 E. Hanover St., Bonneauville, with a Christian Wake Service at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions in honor of Bernice may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 10 E. Hanover St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
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Published by Evening Sun from Jun. 10 to Jun. 11, 2008.