FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Bernardine M. Harrison "Bernie"

Bernardine M. Harrison “Bernie”, 86 of Wilmington passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Bernie was born in Mocanaqua, PA the daughter of the late Mary (Sunday) and Frank Kubasko. She was a 1951 graduate of Shickshinny High School and a founding member and first organist of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Bernie also played countless weddings and funerals at various local churches and performed at the VA Hospital in Elsmere. In addition to her parents, Bernie was predeceased by her brothers, Clem, Norbert and Kenny and her granddaughter, Amanda Rollins.

Bernie will be dearly missed by her husband of 65 years, Charles E. Harrison; her daughters, Mary Grace “Mamie” Rollins of Cross Lanes, WV and Anne Louise Smith and her husband, Gregg of Wilmington; her sons and their wives, Charles E., Jr. and Linda of Wilmington, James and Gina of Newark and Jerry and Lisa of Wilmington; her grandchildren and spouses, Kristin (Andy), BJ (Kelley), Sherry (Mike), Jimmy, Adam (Christine), Jessica (Ryan), Jeffrey (Michell), Michael (Kelly), Andrew, Heather, Lori and Jared; her great-grandchildren, Mikey, Cooper, Jay, Tanner, Carter, Sawyer, Daniel, Benjamin, Maddie, Miles, Noah, Ryan, Brady and Bradley; her sister, Marge Pieri of Fort Wayne, IN and her brothers, Dennis and James Kubasko, both of Wilmington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2501 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 at 12 Noon. Friends may call at the church after 10:30 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Church at the above address.

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Submitted by FRANCES Kubasko on
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Aunt Bernie was the most gentle and kind person I ever knew. I am so sorry for her family's loss. God definitely gained an angel.

Submitted by Chris Davis on
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Bub, you and your family have my deepest condolences.

Submitted by William and Kar... on
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May God bless you, all, with His love, comfort and peace. Bernie's gift of music was shared with us, through so many times, in our lives. She, graciously, blessed us, all, with that gift. Her smile and joy would light up any room. Heaven is, surely, filled with her gift of music, today. She was a very, very special person.

Submitted by Dawn Mobley on
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Heather and family, Praying peace and comfort during this time of your great loss.

Submitted by John and Gayle Mosko on
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Our deepest sympathy to your family. Bernie was an inspiration and kindled a great interest in music for our daughter.

Submitted by Sue Guy on
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Bernie will be so missed by so many people. She had such a happy and Loving demeanor and available to be there for everyone she knew and loved. I know we are all saddened to lose her. My condolences to the whole family.

Submitted by Cathi Speck on
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My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My condolences.

Submitted by Joanne Baston F... on
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This breaks my heart. Your mother was truly a remarkable, loving woman. I will cherish decades of wonderful memories especially our vacations in Lake George.

Submitted by Lea & Chris Pol... on
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Bub & Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing...Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. Lea & Chris

Submitted by Rob Hahn-Lowry on
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Mrs. Harrison was my piano and organ teacher for many years when I was young. She inspired in me a lifetime love of music! She was a wonderful, kind, and thoughtful person and I so much appreciate that she was my teacher.

Submitted by Sam and karen on
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Bub we're so sorry for the loss of your mom. You and the Harrison family are in our prayers.

Submitted by Terry Huyett on
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Jerry and Lisa Danny and I will not be able to attend your mom's services but our hearts will be with you. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Wishing you peace and strength at this difficult time. Thinking of you, Dan and Terry Huyett

Submitted by Barbara Hannaga... on
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Dear Harrison Family, I want to send my sympathies to all of you on the loss of your Mom. I met your Mom many years ago as a new student at St. Catherine of Siena. She introduced me to the organ which led us to share many musical moments together at St. Catherine's. Your Mom always had a smile on her face and was always so willing to help me when I needed it,. Cherish the many wonderful memories you all have shared together and take comfort in them. Fondly, Barbara Hannagan Riley

Submitted by Sarah Downey on
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Wishing you peace and strength at this difficult time. Our condolences to Kristin, Mamie and family. Sarah & Alan

Submitted by Joleen (squilla... on
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Jim and I cannot t be there in person for the service for your mom. Please know our thoughts are with all of you and are hoping you find peace in the days ahead.

Submitted by Joleen (squilla... on
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Jim and I cannot t be there in person for the service for your mom. Please know our thoughts are with all of you and are hoping you find peace in the days ahead.

Submitted by Joleen (squilla... on
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Jim and I cannot t be there in person for the service for your mom. Please know our thoughts are with all of you and are hoping you find peace in the days ahead.

Submitted by Gary Nantais on
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Jim and Gina, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. We wanted to offer our condolences and pray for you and your family.