BERNARDI , ALBERT (AL) D., 82, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. He was the husband of the late Norma (Landry) Bernardi. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of Domenico and Ismalie (Laffont) Bernardi. Brother to the late Joseph and Robert Bernardi. The beloved father of Linda Bachman and her husband, William, Kathleen Bernardi, Stephen Bernardi and his wife Estelle, Paul Bernardi and his wife Gisele. He was the cherished grandfather to Jennifer Baldassarre and her husband John, Michael Bachman, Candice Chaudoin and her husband Aaron, Samantha Bernardi and Nicolette Bernardi. A loving great grandfather to Olivia, Bennet and Will Baldassarre, Aida and Ruby Chaudoin. He was a doting uncle to his many nieces and nephews and their children. He is survived by his sister in law Pat Bernardi.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. During the height of the space program he and his family moved to Canada where he worked as a Quality Control Engineer. He also worked for Xerox and upon retiring he worked in the family business of Matson Mills.
He was a dedicated member of the Property Owners Club (POC), Glastonbury, CT and served as the president for many years. He was a life member of the Societa Val Trebbia e Val Nure, NYC, NY. He was a member of the Green Hill Beach Association, South Kingstown, RI and various other organizations during his lifetime.
He loved card games, boating or being by the water and travel, especially to Europe with his family to visit with his cousins in France and Italy. He will be remembered for his zest for life.
Burial will be with military honors at the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI and will be private for the family. A Celebration of Life for family and friends is planned for Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Pond House Grille at 12:00 pm located at 2941 Main St., Glastonbury, CT 06033.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society
or the Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904
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Published by The Providence Journal on May 8, 2013.