Donna Bernardo

Donna Bernardo, age 73, of Granville, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at her residence following a long illness.

Donna was born on October 11, 1935 in Granville, NY the daughter of Thurman and Florence (Garrick) White.

Donna worked for more than 30 years at Granville Gas & Oil.  She and her husband Ernest Bernardo were co-owners of Bernardo’s Restaurant for many years. Donna was a member of the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking for family and friends. And nothing was better than a good game of cards. Donna loved being with her family and most especially her great grandchildren.

Donna was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Bernardo, a son, Michael McHenry, a daughter, Nancy McHenry, and a brother-in-law, Paul Jurnak.

Survivors are her two sons, Joel McHenry of Broadalbin and P.J. McHenry and his wife Barbara of South Burlington, Vt.; two daughters, Lori Andrus and her companion John Winn and Terri McCullough and her companion Gregg Carter, all of Granville; a brother, Roger White and his wife Louise of Granville; and a sister, Arlene Jurnak, also of Granville. Also surviving her are Ernie’s children, Joseph Bernardo, Chris Pietryka, Paul Bernardo and Kathryn Grabowski. In addition, Donna is survived by seven grandchildren: Kellie Sykes and her husband Chris, Brooke DeBonis and her husband Brian, Patrick McHenry, Jr., Kathryn McHenry, Alexandra McHenry, Christopher McCullough and Joelle McCullough as well as five great grandchildren, Emily Sykes, Kaitlyn DeBonis, William DeBonis and Daigon Martin. She is also survived by her first husband and father of her children, Jack McHenry.

A funeral service was held on Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, with the Rev. Paul Roman presiding. Friends were invited to call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at the Wells Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, NY 12832.

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