Charles George Bernardi, 83, of Vero Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2022 surrounded by family, after a long battle with liver disease. Retiring in the early 2000’s, Charles was enjoying spending time with family and friends.
Charles was born in Highland Park, Illinois in 1939 to Frank and Julia (Stefani) Bernardi. Charles went to Highland Park High School, where he met his sweetheart and love of his life of 66 years, Frances (Roof) and they married in 1959. Charles was the wonderful father of three beautiful children, David, Juli (David) and Patrica (Michael). He was a proud Grandfather to Ryen & Lauren and cherished being a “Pampa” to Emily and Kayla; Great-Grandfather to Olivia and Eliana; Pet Grandpa to Riley, Nova and Callie.
Charles (Husband, Father, Grandfather, Pampa and Mr. CB) was preceded in death by his Mother (Julia), Father (Frank), Brother (Henry), Uncle (Attilio Medici- aka Uncle PG) and is also survived by Brother-in-Laws (Kenneth + Harry Roof), Sister-in-Law (Cheryl Bernardi) and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Charlie enjoyed the sports of bowling, fishing, horse racing and for the past few years shooting pool again, with his friends at the clubhouse. He was the recipient of many Florida Senior Bowlers Champions and numerous Illinois bowling awards. Charlie was a devoted Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan. He was a fan of anything Earl Thomas Connelly and country music.
We are glad you are safe, pain free and reunited in heaven with all your family and friends. We will see you again someday with the Lord in Heaven. Until then, goodbye and fly free with the angels. We know you will always be by our side. We all love you.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that any donations made in Charlie’s honor go towards to your favorite charity or a local animal shelter.
Friends that would like to share a fond memory of Charles or leave condolences for his family may sign and online guestbook at www.millenniumcremationservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service of Vero Beach.
Our caring professionals are here to assist you and your family during this difficult time. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist in immediate arrangements or pre-arrangements.
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