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Lydia S. (Scurini) Bernard

July 15th, 2020

Lydia S. (Scurini) Bernard, age 65, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on July 12, 2020, following a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Lydia was born on November 18, 1954 in East Cambridge, MA; she was the cherished daughter of June (Brisbois) Scurini and the late Stephen Scurini. Lydia was raised in Somerville and graduated from St. Joseph’s high school in Somerville.

After graduation, Lydia went to work for the Mass. Dept. of Public Health. She worked there for many years before taking a job as a Fulfillment Coordinator at Syneos/Adheris. Lydia loved her job and made many friends.

Lydia married Dennis Bernard on June 26th 1976. They moved to Wilmington, where they made their home. Lydia and Dennis loved to entertain their family and friends, often hosting barbecues, holidays, and special occasions. They also loved to spend time at their home in New Hampshire, where they enjoyed the outdoors. Lydia and Dennis made many wonderful memories before his passing in 2002.

Lydia’s family was most important to her; Lydia enjoyed her Sundays with the girls playing cards and having cocktails.

Lydia loved to travel, especially to Foxwoods with her “girls.” Recently, they were able to take a memorable trip to the Casino where they enjoyed a perfect day of fun and Lydia hit her big jackpot. Lydia was so happy to enjoy time with her family.

Lydia will be remembered as a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin to many. She was a strong fighter and she did not let her illness stop her from living her life and being part of some special family functions. Lydia will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Lydia was the beloved wife of the late Dennis Bernard, dear sister of Susan Cronin & her husband Patrick of Lowell, Stephen Scurini & his wife Rosemary of N. Andover and Ronald Scurini of Chelmsford, loving aunt of Stephen Scurini, III & his wife Jessica, Laura Stone & her husband Joshua, Caitlyn Cronin, Jack Scurini and Ryan Cronin, great-aunt of Zachary Scurini. Lydia is also survived by her special cousin and caregiver, Paula Baker, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

At the family’s request, Funeral Services for Lydia will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in Lydia’s name may be made to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.

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5 Entries in Guest Book for “Lydia S. (Scurini) Bernard”

  1. Brenda Wilson says:

    Auntie, I am sad to be writing this which means you lost your battle you fought so hard. We had a lot of laughs, going to bjs and just an everyday thing with us.. i thought of you as truly my auntie, I will miss you everyday but now you are no longer in any pain. RIP, my auntie… love ya Bwenda ( as you called me).

    My deepest of sympathy to your family and friends. ?????????

  2. Pat Martellucci says:

    To Lydia’s Family.
    I worked with Lydia at Adheris and she was also my friend. She had a quick wit and thru her illness she had such a positive attitude. After I left the company, we would meet for lunch or dinner, had fun going to the casinos, and we texted or talked often. Our last text was July 3 and I’m going to miss her. Several years ago she found out that as a child I was called “Patsy” and that is how she always greeted me. I take consolation knowing she is not in pain and is now with Dennis watching over all of us.

  3. Sharon Nikosey says:

    Dear Lydia’s Family,
    Thank you for sharing “Ms. Lydia” with us, her “Adheris Family”. She was much loved for making our days a little more fun by just being her. I always enjoyed her trivia questions, email photo puzzles and hearing about her travels. It is a sad time for all of us. I cannot imagine how sad it is for her beloved family. We lost a good one. With sympathy from “Ms. Sharon”

  4. David Allen says:

    My Cousin Lydia.

    I am not sure when you officially became a “Granny Fannie” but of course you were part of “the girls” with my Grandmother Louise, my Mom Janice, Aunt Rose and your Mom Aunt June.

    My fond memories are that of your house in Somerville and your Dad Uncle Steve manning the grill.

    Halloween was always a fun time and your husband Dennis dressed as a ballerina is etched in my mind forever.

    Dennis and I had fun days sitting at a park in Boston people watching on many lunchtimes.

    Your texts over last few years said “no complaints”.

    Like a true “Granny Fanny” – I never heard you complain and you always seemed to be having fun.

    I know my Brother and Sisters looked up to you as we were growing up.

    Certainly fond memories of The Elms.

    I am grateful for your special bond with my Sister Paula.

    I am most grateful having had you in my life.

    We have said it on texts over the days you have passed – Louise, Rose, Dennis, your Dad and others are glad to have you to continue the fun in heaven.

    I love you Lydia.

    David

  5. Lynne and Dorothy says:

    So sorry for your loss. Lydia was a great person, who made everyone feel that they were a part of the family… she will be missed…love to all. May she Rest In Peace with her beloved Dennis… hope they have Harleys in heaven ????

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