Maureen Bernardi, 61, of South Abington Twp., peacefully passed away Thursday surrounded by her loving family at the Wilkes Barre General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her loving husband Paul Bernardi. Maureen and Paul were married 28 years and together for over 45 years.
She was born in Scranton, daughter of the late Enrico and Alice Cavanaugh Bonifanti. She attended the Scranton School District and was a graduate of the Lackawanna County Vocational Nursing Program. Following graduation, she spent years caring for the elderly.
Maureen enjoyed going fishing on the boat with her family, shopping with her daughter, road trips with her son and pizza on Friday with her husband. She loved to bake and cook; her specialties were her meatballs and sauce and also cupcakes.
Maureen was a wonderful mother and wife, anyone who was in her presence was touched by her loving and caring heart. One of her favorite sayings was, if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, don’t say it at all.
Also surviving are her son, Paul and her daughter, Marissa, both at home. Two sisters, Luann Bonifanti, Plymouth Meeting, Liz Reviello and her husband Glenn, Scranton; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Bonifanti.
The funeral will be conducted on Monday from the Guido-Fiorillo Funeral Home, 120 South Main Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, 949 Scranton St. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.