Donald E. Bernardi
October 8, 1933  -  May 19, 2018

Donald E. Bernardi

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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
720 12th St.
Clermont, FL  34711
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
720 12th St.
Clermont, GA  34711
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Highland Memory Gardens
3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL  32703
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I served in the Army.

- age 84 of Clermont FL.; passed away May 19, 2018. He was born October 8, 1933 in Milford, MA. Don served in the US Army in Korea. Don was a resident of Holliston, MA. before moving his family to Florida in 1979. Don was employed at Lockheed Martin as the Optical Department Manager. He was instrumental in developing procedures for the fabrication of precision optical components used by the military. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 1993. He is survived by his precious wife of 60 years, Joan A. Bernardi; three daughters, Jennie (Harold) Freeman of Sorrento, FL., Linda Garrett of St. Petersburg, FL., & Sheila (Phillip) Jordan of Los Gatos, CA. Don is also survived by 5 grandchildren, & 4 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 11am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 720 12th St., Clermont FL.; where a visitation will be held prior beginning at 10:15am. Mr. Bernardi will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas, 127 N. Bay St, STE 200, Eustis FL. 32726 in Donald's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Highland Funeral Home, Apopka FL. Please sign family guest registry at


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  1. Donna Wright & family
    Las Vegas, NV

    I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Don was a great man, husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved his Family more than anything and was truly blessed to have had the abundance of experiences with each and every one of you. I believe he is whole and happy in heaven.
    Hugs to all, and I wish you comfort as you remember all the wonderful times and reflect on the amazing memories. I love you so much and I'm sending long hugs for each of you.

  2. Patrisia Magallon
    Na, FL

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult moment. May the God of all comfort give you strength to endure the pain you are going through. “The day is near when all who have fallen asleep will be awaken”-John 5:28,29

  3. Faith & Daniel Dougherty
    Great Falls, VA

    With Donald Bernardi in the loving hands of our Lord, we pray peace and comfort for Jenni and all the Bernardi family

  4. Mark Giles
    Danville, CA

    With love and sympathy to all the family at this time - our thoughts and prayers are with you always ... Mark & Jackie Giles

  5. Phil Fiedler
    Ocoee, FL

    Joan, I am so sorry for your lose, I have wondered many days where you and Don was. I worked in Optics next to Don and we had so many good talks and visits, talked about motorcycles and He always kidded me about my southern talk and as you know I ate with you and Don several times at your house. I know you will surely miss Him after a long marriage of 60 years. Please when you settle down and feel like talking, I would like to visit with you.
    God Bless you and your family during these sad times.
    Phil Fiedler 407-721-6102

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