Constance Bernardo
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 23, 1935
  • Place of birth:
    Garysburg, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 26, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Let the memory of Constance be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Constance Bernardo, 76, born on September 23, 1935 and passed away on April 26, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Constance Bernardo, 76

Constance “Connie” Bernardo, 76, of Ewing Township, NJ, died at 3:05 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at The Saint Francis Hospice in Trenton, NJ. She was born September 23, 1935 in Garysburg, NC, to William and Alice Lane. She married Lester L Bernardo Jr. on March 15, 1955 and he survives.


Also surviving are her three sons, Lester L III, Leo “Tate” Bernardo of Ewing Township, NJ, and Keith (Rose) Bernardo of Saint Georges, DE; three granddaughters, Kiyana (Coltrane) Stansbury of Orange, NJ, Taheria and Mariah Bernardo of Raleigh, NC; five grandsons, Anthony, Eric, and Cameron Bernardo of  Saint Georges, DE, Christopher (Amanda)  Bernardo of Killeen,Tx, Matthew Bernardo of Goldsboro, NC;  one great granddaughter, Hope and four great grandsons, Zaire, Noah, and Malcolm Stansbury of Orange, NJ, and Christopher D Bernardo Jr of Killeen, TX; one brother Dennis (Kay) Lane of Bellingham, WA.  Including a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins  from both Lane and Bernardo  families.


Her father, mother, sister Janice; and brothers Patrick Leon and William A. Lane Jr. preceded her in death.


Constance was a long time resident of Ewing Township where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Newark (Westfield), NJ, at the age of 24. She graduated with honors from West side High School of Newark, NJ, where she was a majorette in the marching band, played the violin in the school orchestra, and participated in various athletic activities such as track. She retired, after twenty years, from the United States Postal Service in Hamilton Township, NJ.


She loved to cook and spend quality time with her family, she also enjoyed gourmet food and fine dining. She loved playing the piano and singing opera as well as classical music.


A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 315 First Street Westfield, NJ 07090 at 11a.m. on Saturday May 26, 2012. In lieu of flowers, friends and relatives may visit online to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Memorials may also be made to the National Brain Tumor Society at


If there are any questions please feel free to  contact:

Keith H Bernardo at or (609) 420-0651

Directions can be obtained through the link below.


GoogleMap: HolyTrinity, 315 FirstStreetWestfield, NJ

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Madeline Hicks on 27th April 2015

"I frequently think of Connie and the fun times we used to share.  I always remember her in my prayers.   (The photo is of Connie practicing her belly dancing :) )"

This tribute was added by Leo Bernardo on 26th April 2015

"Dear Mom-

Was thinking alot about you today as i remember your passing to heaven 3 years ago today.  Not a day goes by where i don't think of you in some way shape or form.  I love you more than i can even imagine and it's as if you are still here with all of us again.  I know i speak for Les, Keith, Dad, and Uncle Dennis when i say thank you for all of the precious memories that you gave us over the years.  We love you and we will never forget you.  Until we meet again, may you continue to be blessed and cared for by God.  Thank you :)


This tribute was added by Dean Lane on 23rd September 2014

"Thinking of Aunt Connie. Dennis, Kay and I were remembering her in conversation last night over dinner. She is always with us in grace.  I actually called her "Nana Connie" tonight--a combination of her and Nana Lane in my memory I suppose.  Keith, Tate, Big and Little Lester my love and thoughts our with you on her birthday and always.  Love, Deanna"

This tribute was added by Kiyana Stansbury on 23rd September 2014

"Remembering my beautiful and wonderful grandmother on today.  I miss her more and more each day, but I often smile when I think of her and remember her unwavering love."

This tribute was added by Kay Sardo-Lane on 24th September 2012

"Dennis and Kay hold you and all the Bernardos in our hearts.  May good memories help us in our loss."

This tribute was added by Leo Bernardo on 24th September 2012

"Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you and miss you very much.  So many people love you and remember you from over the years and though it's hard for me not to see you face to face to celebrate our birthday together, i know that you are in peace in heaven celebrating our special day with our lord and savior, and for that i am grateful.  Always and forever i love you. Tate :)"

This tribute was added by joy howell on 7th June 2012

"Lester, Mr B, Tate & Keith. I am so sorry to just have learned of the passing of your mother.She was always a lady so gracious and pleasant. A gourmet cook and a connoissuer of good food, restaurants and the arts; a guru of vitamins, herbs and tea for healthy living.  My prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by lillian jackson on 26th May 2012

"Dear Lester my heart was broken when I heard of Connie death. I was truly blessed to have known her and worked with her at the P.O.. She was a woman with so much wisdom and poise. I will always remember   having lunch together, her sharing her recipes, and working together for so many years. She will surely be missed, my friend."

This tribute was added by willavette stokes on 24th May 2012

"Lester, i was sadden by the passing of your mom. Although many of the people that worked at the P,O, are no longer here, the few like myself will miss her cheerful smile and that graceful walk of hers. My prayers are with you and your family. - Willa Stokes"

This tribute was added by Morris Kimble on 24th May 2012

"To the Bernardo Family:
May God bless, comfort and keep you during your hours of bereavement."

This tribute was added by Dean Lane on 7th May 2012

"When I look at my daughter Fela's face,
I see the beautiful poised dazzle of Aunt Connie,
I feel the fierce Lane blood in her spirit
Coursing through her
In the future
I see in her, the unforgettable grace and elegance
That Aunt Connie brought to our lives"

This tribute was added by Kay Sardo-Lane on 7th May 2012

"I know your loving legacy will live through your beloved children and grandchildren generation after generation."

This tribute was added by Dennis Lane on 4th May 2012

"La Familia always meant a lot to Constance.  It was a deep focus of her life. She raised three strong men, Lester, Keith and Leo.  Each has gone forth to grow their own families and brought traditions of compassion and love to them. She will be missed and always will be a large part of both the Lane and Bernardo family."

This tribute was added by Mike Welch on 2nd May 2012

"The Bernardo family is in my prayers.
Keith you are the nicest guy and so much fun to be around. I'm sure your mother had a lot to do with you being such a great guy!
Love you guys."

This tribute was added by Rose Bernardo on 2nd May 2012

"Mom, what can I say. You are dearly missed more and more each day. The love and strength you gave us all we carry us through. As when we last spoke, I can't thank you and Dad enough for raising your son in both your images. He truly is a phenomenal husband and father. You will truly be missed <3"

This tribute was added by Wyndi Cooper Wilson (" B B") on 2nd May 2012

"My dear Uncle Junie and dear cousins, I am truly sorry for the loss of Aunt Connie. The memories I have of her make me smile. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you and that you continue to remember all the happy times you had together."

This tribute was added by Lorna Bernardo on 1st May 2012

"LuvU -- See Stories.


This tribute was added by Venus Bernardo on 1st May 2012

"My dear Uncle Junnie and the best cousins ever, Lester, Keith and Tate.  I mourn with you on the loss of your mother, Aunt Connie.  I also rejoice in the memories and remember with you the joy she brought to our lives; whether it was a kind smile, good times and all her expressions of love.  May God bring you comfort and peace at this time.  With all my love, Vennie"

This tribute was added by Victoria Bernardo on 1st May 2012

"Uncle Juny, Lester, Keith and heart goes out to you.  Your Mom loved you guys so much and there was power in that love.  I always admired that she was very individual and marched to her own drummer.  She loved trying new things and then sharing that experience with others.  I pray that your memories fill your hearts with laughter and gladness."

This tribute was added by Julie Butler on 1st May 2012

"So sorry for your loss.  I only met Constance once.  She and your dad took me out for sushi, (my first time having sushi). I was on a road trip from Meredith Manor with Leo (1989) and had stopped in New Jersey.  She was a lovely woman.  Praying for comfort for your family."

This tribute was added by Maria Tsardoulias on 1st May 2012

"The feeling of loss we get
Some people don’t understand
Just to get one more day
When our parent walked this land
You and your mum where best of friends
Remember that’s what you told me
So speak like she’s still here
Tell your kids the stories
So don’t be ashamed
Because I am not
To talk about them
They gave us a lot"

This tribute was added by Leo Bernardo on 30th April 2012

"From the beginning to the very end, mom you where our hero, our friend, our warrior, and the greatest inspiration that a family could have.  We will cherish your memory forever.  We love you and we miss you dearly.  May God bless you for all of eternity."

This tribute was added by Keith Bernardo on 30th April 2012

"Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity."

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