American Veteran 04

William J. Bernabucci

November 5, 1946 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 75)


William J. Bernabucci, Sr., 75 of Bristol, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2022. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Delaney) Bernabucci.

William is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra (Valone) Bernabucci; three sons, William J. Bernabucci, Jr. and his wife Lori, and Scott M. Bernabucci and his fiance Roxanne Saunders, and baby Michael W. Bernabucci (predeceased) all of Bristol; his sister and brother-in-law Rosemarie and Raymond Kroll, of Berlin; his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Chris Bernabucci of Collinsville; his brother-in-law Fred and his wife Linda Morley of Colchester; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

William served in the United States Army from 1966-1968. His assignment was with the armored division, touring Germany; upon his Honorable Discharge he accomplished rank to Sergeant. William worked at New Britain Machine, HPM Plastics, then retired from New Britain General Hospital. William shared many fond memories with his family in their favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod where Arnold’s was always the after beach lunch spot. His favorite past times were his side business repairing snow blowers and lawn mowers for family and friends, and his 1965 GTO which brought him great joy bringing those he loved for a spin, especially on Father’s Day. He was most proud of his sons and their accomplishments. He will be dearly missed.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022 at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM followed by a procession to St. Gregory the Great Church, Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM then to Forestville Cemetery for the committal with military honors.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Ingraham Manor and Bristol Hospital Hospice for all the care they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, FDR Station, PO Box 220, New York, NY 10150 or online at OR a charity of your choosing in William’s name.

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Calling Hours
April 11, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
O'Brien Funeral Home
24 Lincoln Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

April 11, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Gregory Church
235 Maltby St.
Bristol, CT 06010


Forestville Cemetery
Circle Street
Forestville, CT 06010


Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
FDR Station, PO Box 220, New York NY 10150

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