Louis Bernard Bernier, 88

Nov 6, 2021

Louis Bernard Bernier, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline (Tardif) Bernier to whom he was married for 62 years.

Born in Acushnet, a son of the late Omer and Aurea (Poirier) Bernier, he was a longtime resident of Dartmouth.

A graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

A skilled carpenter he completed large construction projects for H. Carr and Sons for 30 years before his retirement in 1989. An active member of his community, he was a volunteer firefighter for the Dartmouth Fire Department District 2, and an EMT. After his retirement he enjoyed playing tennis- no matter what the weather, vacationing in Florida, and growing and sharing tomatoes.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Robert Bernier and his partner Shirley Frates of New Bedford, Susanne Bernier-Robinson and her husband James of  Florida, JoAnn Cornell and her husband Chris of Dartmouth and Andrea Floyd and her husband John of Dartmouth; one sister, Diane Whitehouse and her husband Bart; two brothers, his twin Claude Bernier and Conrad Bernier; nine grandchildren, Nicole Perry, Laura Machado, David Bernier, Jr., Michael Robinson, Andrew Floyd, Matthew Robinson, Victoria Cornell, Julee Bernier, and Kate Floyd; five great grandchildren, Nora, Audrey, Eloise, Gunnar and Henry and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late David Bernier and brother of the late John Bernier.

Burial with military honors in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to Hospice at: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 www.amedisys.com. For directions and online condolences, www.waring-sullivan.com.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in South Dartmouth at a future date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/dartmouth-ma/louis-bernier-10431079.