Omer M. Bernardo, 86, of Ludlow passed into the great beyond Tuesday, September 30, 2014 after a brief illness. Born November 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Domingos and Gertrude Bernardo.
Omer proudly served his country during WWII as a member of the U. S. Navy Seabees. He saw extensive service in the Pacific Theater.
He was a lifelong electrician and owner of Bernardo Electric. In the years after his retirement he served as the Electrical Inspector for the Town of Ludlow. Omer was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a past Grand Knight of the Ludlow Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife Mary (Coelho) Bernardo; two sons Omer Jr. and Brett and his sister Philomena Fidalgo and her husband Arthur. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren Melissa and her husband Edwin; Amy and her fiance Corey; Kali and her husband Thomas and Arianna along with his great-grandson Christian Alexander and step great-granddaughter Destiny. Omer leaves many nieces, nephews and friends. Sadly, he was predeceased by his son Brian and his sisters Irene Dias and Laura Santos.
Funeral Services celebrating Omers life will be held Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 438 Winsor St, Ludlow. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Avenue, Springfield, MA