In Loving Memory of Bernice Hetherington

October 08, 1922
Bridgeport, CT
May 31, 2019
Bridgeport, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

Saturday, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

June 08, 2019

Service

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:00 p.m.

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Bernice M. Hetherington

Bernice M. Hetherington, age 96, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Francis Hetherington, passed away peacefully Friday, May 31, 2019. Born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Mahoney and Rose Gomperts Mahoney, she had been a lifelong city resident. She was a 1940 graduate of Bassick High School. Mrs. Hetherington served as Quartermaster for the Bridgeport PAL Band and had been a lifelong parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church. Bernice was a gifted artist and amassed many awards and won many national contests over the years. She loved painting Christmas ornaments and was also a professional wedding cake maker and decorator. Survivors include three beloved children: Thomas Hetherington of Stratford, Phyllis Simon of Bridgeport and Patricia Hetherington of Black Rock; four loving grandchildren: Maribeth Johnson, Christopher J. Hetherington, John Simon and Zoe Hetherington; 9 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Friends may greet the family Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com

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3 Guestbook Entries for Bernice M. Hetherington

  1. Dear Tom, Phyllis & Patricia,
    My sister Sharon & I were both saddened to hear of Bernice’s passing. In case you don’t remember us, your dad and our Dad (Bub Roberts) were first cousins. We wish you all peace in this difficult time.
    Most Sincerely,
    Sharon (Roberts) MacKenzie
    & Diane (Roberts) Gendreau

  2. I am saddened to hear of the passing of Bernice. I was a member of the Bridgeport PAL Band and Musical Review from 1963 to 1966, and remember Bernice and husband Frank. I am now living in South Carolina. I have fond memories of my time in the PAL Band and remember how Frank was our bus driver taking us to the parades . Bernice was always there helping us. She was a wonderful woman.