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Bernadine "Bernie" Margaret Antonino

Born: Sat., Feb. 20, 1943
Died: Wed., Sep. 30, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 05, 2020
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 06, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Bernadine "Bernie" Margaret Antonino

Bernie passed away September 30, 2020. God sent an angel to earth on February 20, 1943 and she walked amongst us for 77 years.

Bernie was born and raised in Akron’s North Hill and was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Church. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1961and went onto earn her BA in education and her MA in administration from the University of Akron where she was a proud member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Bernie lived a full and rich life and acquired many life-long friends. She taught in the Copley-Fairlawn City Schools for thirty-six years. She volunteered for 55 years at Firestone Country Club for the PGA/Bridgestone Tournaments. She ushered at E. J. Thomas and the Civic Theater. She also volunteered at Ohio Mart, the Holiday Tree Festival, Children’s Concert Society and the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Center. Bernie was actively involved in numerous groups and served as president of Pan Hellenic Council at Akron U, the Copley Teachers’ Association, Junior Women’s Civic Club, and The University of Akron Women’s Committee.

She was passionate about sports from her high school alma mater St. Vincent and the University of Akron to the Cavaliers, Indians, and Browns. She loved to travel having been to Europe and Asia and to spend time at the beach.

Bernie was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret and her brother, Nick.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her nephew, Andrew Antonino and his wife, Paula, sister-in-law, Eileen, niece, Joyce, great nieces, Jordan and Kelsey, numerous cousins near and far and countless lifelong friends.

It was her wish that should friends desire, donations can be made to the scholarship fund that she created in honor of her parents, the Thomas and Margaret Antonino Scholarship at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. 15 N. Maple St. Akron, Ohio 44303

Bernie has earned her wings and has gone to her eternal rest. May God welcome her with open arms.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Tuesday at St. Anthony Church, 83 Mosser Place Akron. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm Monday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron.

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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Keith Walker
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
I was fortunate enough to work in the same Copley Fairlawn school system as Bernie for 30+ years. While Bernie worked at the elementary level and I worked at the Jr. High and HS levels, our paths crossed frequently through the Copley Teachers' Assoc. and it was always a joy to see her smiling face and experience her unique sense of humor. She was a true teacher and educator in so very many ways, positively affecting hundreds of young children over her tenure. She was highly respected by teachers, administrators and parents and was an excellent role model for young teachers in her building. She will be missed!!

Joan Beach
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
I met Bernie at Firestone Country Club back in the 1960's when we were volunteers. I stopped volunteering in 2007 after volunteering 40 years. Bernie carried on much longer.

I met her again in 2010 when we we were volunteering at the Akron Civic Theater.

I am sorry to hear of her death. She will be greatly missed with all of her volunteering.

My sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

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