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Bernard F. Wagstaff

February 15th, 2020

Bernard F. Wagstaff, “Bernie”, age 90 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020.

Bernie was the beloved husband of CarolAnn (Fitch) Wagstaff of Wilmington and the late Gertrude (Leverone) Wagstaff, devoted father of Beverly Hanson & husband Jim, Bernie Wagstaff & wife Joan, Gail Amato & husband Chuck, Mike Wagstaff & companion Rhonda Bilapka, step-father of Angel Wilgus & husband Phil, Rob Blenkhorn, Kristel Hammond & husband Tom and Evie Doyle & husband Chris. Grandfather of Brad Wagstaff & wife Lauren, Jay Wagstaff & wife Janelle, Jack Byrne & wife Amber, Ryan Byrne & wife Emily, Chris Byrne & wife Lindsey, Tommy Byrne & wife Andrea, Nick Amato & wife Erin, Ben Wagstaff, Cole, Ryan, Graham, Kailie and Morgan Wilgus, Madison, Peitynn and Aubbrie Hammond, Haleigh Doyle, Great-grandfather of Jillian, Adelyn, Colton, Austin and Jordyn Wagstaff, Lucas, Quinn and Hunter Byrne and Andrew Amato.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 a..m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, February 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the Rotary Club of Wilmington, P. O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Bernie proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War; serving with the 2nd Armored Division and the 82nd Recon Battalion. Bernie’s love of Country and his Military Service continued throughout the years as he was active in many Military Ceremonies and reunions.

Bernie gladly gave back to his communities in Massachusetts and Florida; he was an active member of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, MA for many years and the Lake Worth Club and the Singer Island Rotary Clubs in Florida.

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Bernard F. Wagstaff”

  1. Deborah Harrington says:

    Beverly, Bernie, Gail and Mike, sorry to hear of Uncle’s passing; thoughts and prayers to you all and to Carol Ann at this difficult time. Debbie

  2. Sandra , Greg Warren and family says:

    Carolann and family . You are all in our thoughts at this hard time . Our sympathies go out to you all. Bernie loved PEI . We will miss his visits . Take care .

  3. Bob and Fran Tyler says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the family and especially to Mike, who we met at his shop in Wilmington. We will not be able to attend services but our thoughts will be with you.

  4. Laura & Yvon Albert says:

    Dear Carol Ann and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was a wonderful guy.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Love and hugs
    Laura and Yvon

  5. Laura & Yvon Albert says:

    Dear Carol Ann & family
    So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. He was a wonderful guy.
    Love and hugs

  6. Debbie O’Brien says:

    Carol Ann. So very sorry for your loss. Bernie was a great guy. Old time gentleman. I always enjoyed my time spent with him. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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