CHESHIRE – Catherine "Cookie" Bernardi, 66, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Roy Bernardi.
Cookie was born June 8, 1952 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Ralph and Andronike (Vounatsos) Amato. She was raised in New Haven before moving to West Haven and settling in Cheshire in the late 1970s. For several years she was employed by SNET and was active in her children's lives supporting the Cheshire football and other Cheshire sports programs with which they were involved. She was a communicant of St. Bridget Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was the Owner/ Operator of Roy's Transmission.
Besides her husband of 47 years, Cookie is survived by her son Michael Bernardi and his wife Heather of Middletown; her daughter Michelle Torres and her husband Jose of Cheshire; her brothers Frank Amato and his wife Rosalie of New Haven and Ralph "Chicky" Amato also of New Haven; her grandchildren Cecilia, Marcelo, Dante, Frank and Joclyn; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brother John Amato.
Arrangements – Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, with the funeral procession leaving the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. at 9:45 and proceeding to St. Bridget of Sweden Parish/St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St. for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Visitation for Cookie will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.