Manuel E. Bernardo

Manuel E. Bernardo, 95, of East Providence and formerly of Providence, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 18, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Da Luz) Bernardo to whom he was married for 53 years.

Born in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel, Azores. He was the son of the late Theodore & Maria de Estrela (Terceira) Bernardo.

Mr. Bernardo immigrated to the United States in 1969, and lived in Providence for 40 years and later moved to East Providence to live with his son Hector and his wife Manuela.  He was a well-known fisherman for many years and also worked at Art Vac of Lincoln until he retired.  He was a devoted and loving Father and Grandfather.  He will always be remembered for his singing, storytelling and his love for wearing flannels and hats.

He was the loving father of nine children. The late José Estrela and his wife Maria José of Brampton Ontario, Manuel Estrela and his wife Adelina of East Providence, Trindade Pacheco and her husband Jose of Warwick, Anthony Estrela and his wife Oriana of Providence, Mary Lou Mikhail and her husband Valentino of East Providence, Cidalia Estrela and her husband José of Swansea, Maria Arruda and her husband James of Seekonk, Teresa Bernardo of Warwick, and Hector Bernardo and his wife Manuela of East Providence, three brothers, Armando Bernardo, Anastasio Bernardo, Moses Estrela, and one sister, Zelia Carreiro, 28 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  He was the brother of the late Gabriel Bernardo and Jose Rebello.

His funeral and visitation will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, from 9-10 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street, Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.


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5 entries.
Eugenia Christopher from Savannah wrote on April 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm
I was sadden to hear about my dear uncles passing. May he rest in peace . I will always remember the sleep overs, the weekend visits ..... awesome memories ❤
Manuela Ferreira from Cranston ri wrote on March 21, 2021 at 6:40 pm
Sorry about your father I remember when we were little me and my brother the other day were just talking about it that he wasn’t just my uncle Tony’s father he was family to us you are family to us because every time we came from Bermuda we grew up with you guys we remember all the good times and all the sorrows we had together I remember when me and Teresa went to school together and Maria so sorry that he’s gone but just remember the good days that you had with him now he’s with his wife your mother telling all the stories about you guys and his grandkids I don’t I can’t make it to the church because I have to be at work I have computer issues but if you wanna email me email please do and I will give you a phone number so we can talk
Benjamin Calouro from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on March 20, 2021 at 7:37 pm
Our deepest sympathy to all Bernardo family our prayers are with you all on time of sorrow God Bless.
Maria Cabral from Brampton Ontario Canadá wrote on March 19, 2021 at 10:46 pm
Nossos sentimentos para toda a família 🙏Que sua alma descanse em paz 🙏
Eduarda Andrade Vieira from Hamilton wrote on March 19, 2021 at 10:25 pm
Os meus sinceros pêsames a toda a família, que a sua Alma descanse em paz no reino de Deus. Um grande abraço de nossa família para todos vocês neste tempo difícil. Eduarda , Adelino & Maria Adelina Andrade (meus Pais)