Bernadette Marino
Bernadette Marino UXBRIDGE Bernadette (Mazzola) Marino, 63, of Uxbridge died Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert F. Marino for 38 years. She was born in Newton, daughter of the late Antonio and Elizabeth (Sampson) Mazzola, and lived in Newton and Brighton, before moving to Uxbridge in 1989. She was a graduate of Newton North High School. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Uxbridge. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Paul J. Jones of New Hampshire and Robert J. Marino, husband of Lerianey (Nunes), of Uxbridge; three daughters, Tina M. Jones of Palmer, Christina M., wife of Scott Pulicari, of Uxbridge, Diana M. Ferrell of Tampa, Fla.; six brothers, Norman Mazzola of Deleware, Phillip Mazzola of LaGrange, Ga., Donald Mazzola of Tewksbury, Francis Mazzola of Franklin, Paul Mazzola of Brookline and Larry Mazzola of Columbus, S.C.; two sisters, Theresa Aiello of Brighton and Janet Prioa of Brewster; and 15 grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Richard Mazzola, and two sisters, Alice Rizza and Rita Mazzola. The funeral will be held Thursday, May 22, at 9 a.m., from the Consigli- Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., in St. Mary Church, Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Uxbridge. Calling hours will be Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Please visit us at
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Hi Bern,
This is a photo we took in California while on vacation. This priest said a beautiful prayer for you at St. Michael's Church on the day after you left us. We hope his prayers helped you along your journey to become an angel. We both miss you. Love Jo-Ann & Dwight
Jo-Ann & Dwight Shepard
June 25, 2008
June 22, 2008
We have added a few photos to Mom's guest book.
June 22, 2008
Hi Bern,
I'm glad that your loving daughter, Tina, has extended this book for another year. It means a lot to many people to be able to communiate to you in this manner. I spent a lot of time at the shine yesterday and lit a candle for you. I thought of all the times you visited there and how you always bought cards, mass cards and other gifts for others but never anything for yourself. I had a long talk with Marion and she was shocked and saddened to hear of your passing. She remembers you as kind, friendly and one who loved life to the fullest. She will remember you in her prayers as so many people aready do. I also email Fran who misses you and said the classmates who know are also saddened by the news. When Fran comes up from Florida, we plan to meet each other. Thanks for teaching me how to bargain, I made some great buys yesterday. You taught me so much and you had so much more to teach me but our time ran out. I miss you each and every day. Love Jo-Ann
Jo-Ann Shepard
June 20, 2008
Hi, Bernie
This brother Franny again saying good by because as Kiki says it is the last day to write and talk to you again. I will never ever forget the joy that you brought to all of the families that loved you so much. I will miss you so very much and wish I could have been able to spend more time with you before you were taken away from all of us. I shall aways cherish those very special memories we all shared as a family. Goid Bless you Bernie and as always rest in peace.
Loving Brother Franny, Bonnie & children + grandchildren
Francis Mazzola
June 18, 2008
Hi Bern,
It's hard to believe it's only a month - it seems like an eternity. As I look around the house I see so much of you and I miss you more than words can express. I still have your emails and when I see your name I want to go and call you - it's really hard on both of us. I'm sure you have met loved ones and are at peace and that gives us comfort. Dwight and I love you and this is not good bye - it is only until we meet again. We will try to live our lives as you did - caring and giving of yourself to others. Hopefully, we will leave behind a legacey like you so loving created.Your friends forever. Love Jo-Ann & Dwight PS I'm sure you had a good laugh when I visited you - you know me I'm the only person in the world that could get lost on Rt. 16.
Jo-Ann & Dwight Shepard
June 18, 2008
Hi Mom, Well it is one month today you have been gone. I figure this is the last time I can write in your book. We miss you so much and wish you were here. Now that summer is here we will miss you yelling at Buddy's pool at all the kids. Who will keep them in line? The boys will miss walking to the ice cream shop with you. I love you and think of you all the time. I wish I could see you. Love Kiki
June 17, 2008
Hi Mom,
Happy Birthday! (sorry a day late). I did visit your resting place yesterday and brought dad a couple of dinners. I miss you so very much. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and want to call your number. You were an amazing lady and you are so missed! I love you so very much. Hope you are enjoying your friends and family up there! Hope that was you getting all the strikes the other night!
Love you!
June 10, 2008
Hi Bern,
I hope you had a nice birthday. I could feel your presence yesterday day as I say and talked with you. I hope you liked the flowers. It just doesn't seem fair that we had to celebrate your birthday that way but I know that it's not up to me to question why and I am glad you are at peace. I miss you so much that it really hurts - I want to call your number to tell you something or I look at the dollhouse and remember the fun we hade working on it and the love you put into making it so nice. I hope someday that we will meet again.
Jo-Ann Shepard
June 10, 2008
In reading through some of the messages here, you should all be so proud of what a great lady your mom was, she clearly had a big impact on so many.
It's been a long time, but I can still remember like it was yesterday, stopping by the house to see Dee, and even if she wasn't there, I'd end up staying for an hour talking with your mom, because that's the type of person she was, very welcoming, friendly, and genuine. I hope you are all finding some comfort in your many memories of her.
Take care,
June 10, 2008
To Bernadette's husband, children and grandchildren...I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Bern was a wonderful person who had a great sense of humor. I got to know Bern when my sister Jean lived next door. We shared a lot of talks and a great many laughs together. She was always looking out for my sister and her children. She will be missed by many, many people.
Nancy MacDonald
June 9, 2008
Hi Mom, Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a nice celebration. We all miss you. Sometimes in the morning if the phone rings I think it is you still. I sometimes think you are just around the corner and at the end of my day there is always something I need to tell you just like always. I think of you everyday. When we pass where you are in the morning the boys say "Hi Nana". I wish you could have stayed here longer. Thanks for always being there for me and my family. I could have never asked for a better Mother than you. I not only lost my Mother, I also lost my best friend. I miss you ALOT!!! Love Miss Keek!!!!
Kiki Pulicari
June 9, 2008
Hi, Bernie

his is brother Franny wanting to say Happy Birthday to my favorite sister that I miss so very much. As Buddy says from reading all the condolences you were loved so very much by all who will share a lot of memories. The love and compassion you showed to all those around you will last a lifetime. I'm sure you will never be forgotten by your family for many years to come. As someone told memories are very special keep them forever close to your heart and never let them go. These are all we have and they will never go away. I give a toast to you Bernie on this special day in your life that was taken away from are so fast. CHEERS TO YOU AND DRINK UP WHEREVER YOU MAY BE.
Until we meet again God Bless you all my family and especially the loved loved ones that are still grieving from having taking away the love of their life. Not a day goes by that we all still see that special smile you shared with all the family that around you on special occasions. Bye, Bye
Rest in Pease
Brother Franny, Bonnie Chilkdren & Grandchildren
Francis Mazzola
June 9, 2008
Hi Mom just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. Miss you so much not a day goes by without thinking of you. I find my self reading this guest book every day and I learned how much you meant to so many people, people that I dont even know. I am so proud and happy that you are my mom. I will never let you be forgotten and I will always love you. By the way dont worry everybody is doing ok LOVE YOU FOREVER. BUDDY
June 9, 2008
Hi Mommy,

Today is your birthday I hope you are having a celebration up there with all you have missed for a long time. Maybe you heard us singing Happy Birthday this morning? I celebrate you today and everyday. I miss our talks so much and love you lots. Love your daughter
June 9, 2008
Berns family so sorry for your loss i lost my Mom 3years ago and a day doesnot go bye without thinking of her.I just heard about Berns passing and I so sorry. Bern was a good friend and will be sadly missed. She gave me so many toys for my Daycare and all the children really enjoy playing with them. I will miss seeing her beautiful DOLL Houses and talking for ever on the phone. Will really miss you Bern. Love Jan Harris
janice Harris
June 3, 2008
June 2, 2008
Your Mom was a couragous
woman and a very dear
friend. If it wasn't for
your Mom I would be a
miserable man still living
in MA. Instead I am married
to a wonderful woman and we
have a great 5 year old son.
She touched many lives in
such a positive way.
June 2, 2008

Phillip Mazzola
June 2, 2008
Mom, you were such a strong, vibrant, and courageous lady. I hope I can be half as strong as you were. I miss you so very much. I try to remember you with smiles and not tears. I know your spirit is with us.

From the words of my favorite children's book:
I'll love you forever;
I'll like you for always;
As long as I'm living,
My mommy you'll be.

I love you and miss you dearly!

Love, your daughter, Tina
June 1, 2008
Bob and family:
Although I didn't know Bernie that well, I remember her having a great sense of humor, very hard working, and was always a kind and pleasant lady.
Please accept my sincerest sympathy
Tony P.
May 30, 2008
Bernadette was a very good friend of mine. She was always there when I needed someone to talk to. Last year I visited Uxbridge for a few days after moving to Maine in 2004 and I stopped by her house to say hello but she wasn't home. I wish I had that chance to visit with her now. she will be missed by all of us.
Jean Brown
May 29, 2008
To the Marino/Mazzola families: I received a call late one evening last year and, after I confirmed for the caller that I was Bill Jepsen from NHS ‘62, she identified herself as Bernadette Mazzola and said, “I’m so glad you’re not dead.” I recognized her immediately, of course, from school and from working with her sister, Janet. She explained that she was calling about the reunion and that I was listed as deceased. We shared a laugh and a very pleasant conversation. In her follow-up calls and frequent e-mails, she was every bit as vibrant and enthusiastic as I remembered her to be, and very happy with her life, family and friends. Please accept my deepest sympathies at your loss.
Bill Jepsen
May 28, 2008
Bern, You were such a GREAT friend from the first day that Dave and I moved in next door to KiKi. You WILL BE SADLY MISSED. I could always call you and tell you what was happening at work, etc. and you would always be there to listen. Please watch over all of us. Sympathy to ALL YOUR FAMILY. Love, Gail
Gail Wellman
May 28, 2008
Bernie and I graduated in the class of 62'. Great years. I was so delighted when she tracked me down in California. She brought me up to date with others and arranged a luncheon for me to meet a small group graduates that remembered me. I was really taken. It was awesome of Bernie to do that and then stay in touch after it. I will never forget and will miss her, for sure. Love to all,
Len Wentworth
May 28, 2008
Bern you will be missed by all those that you have touched. You have raised a beautiful, caring family. I am so glad to know you and still amazed at the deals you always got! Kiki, you and your family are in my thoughts you! xoxo
Michelle Irving
May 27, 2008
Celebration of Life! Wow, what a wonderful legacy (gift) Bern has given to you, Robert, five children and 15 grandchildren. Enjoy each other and know that Bern's love of family extended to others. She was a special friend to me. Glad I came East for the reunion and had time to reconnect with her...God Bless you all.
Florrie Donovan-Gunderson
May 27, 2008
To her family I knew Bernie in school and we were friends then. She got a hold of me for the reunion and our friendship was still there I am proud to have know her. She was a fine lady
Peter L. Delfino
Newtonville, MA
May 27, 2008
There is nothing better to a real estate agent than a buyer who knows what they want. Looking for houses with you was a blast and the friendship that ensued was priceless. It was an honor to serve you and your family. You know I will always look out for them.
Rest my dear Bern and send me an e-mail when you fiqure out how :o) You will be missed. Love, Judy
Judy Leonelli
May 27, 2008
To Bernadette's Family:

I was greatly saddened when I received the e-mail about Bern's passing. I had just re-established contact with her after 45 years. It was great working with her on the NHS 45th Reunion Committee. She was a special person with a special spark.
Joan Arenberg Bone
May 27, 2008
So very saddened to hear of her passing . I've never met her face to face but considered her a dear friend .She taught me to play cards on Pogo and never use the wild card. When i thought i wasnt any good at cards she sent me this old rusted horseshoe(which i still have today).Her wit and her humor will be sadly missed.
My only regret is that i never met her face to face cause she seemed like an extraordinary person.

'Til We Meet You Again
May 26, 2008
I knew Bernie for quite a few years. I met her when she was working security in Westborough for TJMaxx/Marmaxx. She was very sweet and one of the funniest people I ever met. Oh remember the beanie babies, she and I were crazy for those things. When my first son was in the hospital, she bought a present for him and she never met him. When my younger son was born with a heart defect, I was devestated but she helped my wife and me through it even though we were in Oklahoma. Through her prayers and positive attitude all of us received strength. My son is now 5 1/2 years old and healthy. She always called both my kids on birthdays and holidays.

I was a blessing knowing her. We will miss her.

Marty Baratz
Marty Baratz
May 26, 2008
To The Loving Family,

We can remember when we first met was 3:00AM, in line at the Natick Mall waiting for the doors to open so we could buy Beanie Babies. Bern is one special person! She was caring, giving, sweet, kind, and honest. You couldn't find a better friend, we were blessed to have known her all these years, she will always be in our hearts.

All our Love and Thoughts go out to you at this time of sorrow.

Sue & Joel Shifman - Bellingham, MA
Sue & Joel Shifman
May 26, 2008
I have no doubt Bernadette is upstairs giving those in charge a tongue lashing for the mess our world is in. She will be the camp counselor; taking charge and directing all activities a lot better than anyone has in the past. Bernie will know every Saint, and every soul by the time she’s through the first check out line for her wings.

It is all I can do to remember simple things, yet Bernadette could recall every birthday, anniversary and other important event that her loved ones and friends would be celebrating. She loved her family dearly and wanted nothing more than for them to each strive to do their best, and to find happiness. Her husband, Bob, was her touchstone.
For months she fought one battle, only to learn she had another that wasn’t going to be won. Even then, her response was, “What are you going to do.” Not a question but simply a fact.
You were the most honest person it has ever been my privilege to know, and I will dearly miss you my friend. Foxwoods penny machines won’t be fun anymore kiddo.

My deepest sympathies to her entire family. Her love for you all had no limits.
Lynda (Nordstrom) Ellingwood
May 24, 2008
To the family of Bernie
you don't know how bad I feel. your mother and I hooked up about 5 years ago from classmate. We met in High School.
Bernie was always so funny but the one thing I liked about her was she didn't pull any punches she was so honest. Told you the way it was. We had some good laughs on the phone about our class mates. I wish she told me she was sick when I was up there in Dec I would of made time to see her.
This world has a great loss of one loving
friendly caring person.
Frani Francione
May 24, 2008
Paul, Tina, Rob aka Buddy, Christina aka Kiki and Diana aka Dee Dee

I was shocked to receive your e-mail. Bern did so much for our class reunion. She put in hundreds of hours working and I'm glad I did tell her how much it was appreciated. I don't have to tell you what a special person she was as I'm sure you know. We will miss her and cherish the wonderful memories we have.

God bless,

Judy Panaggio Murphy
NHS Class 1962
Judy Murphy
May 24, 2008
Bernie you were the best friend anyone could ever have. You were a caring friend at TJMaxx and remaiined a caring friend when I moved to Oklahoma City. I hope someday we meet again. My sympathies to your entire family.
Marty, Kim, Randy , And Seth Baratz
May 24, 2008
May 24, 2008
To my sister is difficult to express my feelings at this time. But my wife Patsy and I wish to say that loosing a sister or brother is hard on all. This is the time when all who are dear to the Marino family must bond even closer. Even though I am in South Carolina my prayers are with all.
Larry & Patsy & Mathew Mazzola
May 23, 2008
Bern, You were an awesome lady. Thank you so much for always checking in on my mom and nicole and I. You had such a great sense of humor. I will miss seeing your name pop up on the caller id. I will miss you Bern, may you rest in peace.
Caroline Bertoni
May 22, 2008
Hi mom it is just me Buddy. I just wanted to let you know I will take over where you left off. I will make sure everyone is ok just like you wanted and worried about so much. I will always ask for your approval and continue to make you proud. You will never be forgotten and always be my number one. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. Love always your son Buddy
Robert Marino
May 22, 2008
uncle Bob and family
John and I were very sadden to hear that aunt Bernie passed away. She was always there for us, No matter what was going on in our life.I will never forget how good she was with my dad. when he was dying she was there, talking with me all night at times. she sat with him. helping all of us deal with a bad time, this matter to my dad. Like bernie they were always trying to make everyone happy.When my sister Nichole died two months later at 30. Bernie was there once again, Calling all the time sending me things in the mail.visiting at our home. Crying with me, trying to understand all this heart ache.I will always remember. For I wish for that one time I could of been there for her, in her illness, she was once again thinking of others, she didnt want us to be sad for her. I now know what she was thinking, and I respect her wishes. Bernie you were a angel. you will be greatly missed you were always loving and so caring for all. bob and your children were everthing to you and your grand kids as well. It was your time and I know everyone was there with open arms. we love you , well miss you and thank you for being you!!!!!
love Roxanne and John
Roxanne and john Reid
May 22, 2008
We didn't know you that well Bernie, May you rest in peace , maybe you will be watching over the rest of us making sure everything is all well with your family.
Sorry for your loss !
Love, The Taylor's
Michelle Taylor
May 22, 2008
Uncle Bob and Family

Michelle and I want to express our deepest sympathy’s to you and your family of the passing of Aunt Bernie. We were extremely saddened when we heard of her illness but new she was in good hands and had family that cared deeply for her. I was grateful to have been able to visit and talk to Auntie Bernie over the past month when I heard of her illness. She as usual was herself joking and playing down her illness and didn’t want anyone to worry about her. She was a great person and we all will miss her dearly, you and your family will be in our hearts, prayers and thoughts.

Andy, Michelle and Lily Rizza.
Andy Rizza
May 21, 2008
From the moment I met you I liked you. I am deeply saddened that our new friendship was cut short. Christina my prayers are with you and your family. Godspeed Bern may you rest in peace.
Cathy H.
May 21, 2008
I was extremely sad to hear of Auntie Bernie’s passing, but glad I was able to visit with her a few weeks ago. She still had her sense of humor (of course, which reminded me so much of mom) and was in good spirits. My heart is with you all.
Alyson (Rizza) & Jon Barboza
May 21, 2008
My deepest sympathies go out to my friend Rob Marino and all of his family.
Onnie Woods
May 20, 2008
Joe and I are very sad about Auntie Bernie's passing. Our prayers are with Bob and all of her children and grandchildren. She will be always been in our thoughts.
Kim, Joe, Andrew and Justin Mazzola
Kim and Joe Mazzola
May 20, 2008
Rob, Rose and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on the death of your mother. Both of us have lost a spouse and our parents so we understand your loss. Your professionalism on the job and friendly personality are a triubte to the mother that raised you.

Sincerely, Jim & Rose
St. Anselm Church
Jim & Rose Wlash
May 20, 2008
I was terribly saddened to hear the news of your mom's passing. My sincere condolences to your family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Bruce W
May 20, 2008
To all of the Marino family may I sincerely express my sympathy to all of you from the bottom of my heart. My sister Bernie will always and forever have special memories that I will cherish a lifetime. I will miss her so very much as well as all of her family will. As Christine has said to me her mom was the rock that kept this family together. I truly believe this because she loved all of you so very much. I am so happy you all gave me the time to be with her during those prescious moments of her life. I am and always will be so forever grateful to have all of you as part of my family. She will be missed by all of us and lets hope she is in peace now and forever no matter where she maybe. God Bless you all from my family and especially all of us that were and will be truly blessed for having as an aunt,daughter,grandma,son husband sister during those memories that will last a lifetime. All my love Bonnie & Franny
Francis Mazzola
May 20, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bern was such a great lady. Kiki, you and I had a lot of laughs with Bern. She will be missed.
Dee O'Shea
May 20, 2008
Mom, You will be greatly missed. I will miss our morning talks and your positive outlook on everything. I will always love you. Love Miss Keek
May 20, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bern was a very special person and we know she is with the angels. Dwight and I loved her deeply and share your sorrow because she was truly part of our family. Love Jo-Ann
and Dwight.
Jo-Ann Shepard
May 20, 2008
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