|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1929|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2013|
1940 1 Apr Census 656 McKinstry Ave., Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts: Gendreau, Hubert L 56 b Ma, Blanche M 50 b Canada-French, Ernest W 19 b Ma, Roland P 16 b Ma, Marcel H 14 b Ct, Gerard 12 b Ct, Bernadette 11 v Ct, Roger G 6 b NH.
Bernadette L. Biela 1929-2013 CENTERVILLE-
Bernadette L. (Gendreau) "Bernie" Biela, 83, of Centerville, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully of natural causes on January 21, 2013, in her home with family by her side. Bernie is survived by her loving husband Henry Biela. Bernie was born in Hartford, CT. on August 26, 1929. Prior to residing in Centerville, Bernie was a resident of Chicopee, MA and was a 1947 graduate of St. Jerome High School. After her marriage to Henry Biela, they moved to Holyoke and raised their eight children. In June of 1989, Bernie and Henry moved to Centerville.
Bernie was married to Henry J. Biela on January 5, 1952, they just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and especially time spent with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Bernie is survived by her children, Stephen and his wife Lynn, Ann Horn and her husband Michael, Marcel and his wife Emma, James, Lisa Young, Henry Jr. and his wife Beverly, John and his wife Eileen and Joseph and his wife Angela; her twelve grandchildren, Michelle-Lee, Jennifer Horn, Stephanie, Tomas, Sara, Martin, Joseph Jr., Alexandria, Abigayle Young, Jaycob Young, Christopher and Nicholas.
Bernadette is preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister.
The family of Bernadette wishes to thank those who have provided comfort and support to her and Henry during her illness. Especially parishioners of the 7a.m. Mass and the members of the Senior Luncheon at the Our Lady of Victory Parish and to Pastor Mark Hession, for his friendship, support, kindness and compassion.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 South Main St., Centerville.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m. also in Our Lady of Victory Church followed by burial at 12:45 p.m. in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Parish, 230 South Main St. Centerville, MA 02632. For more information please visit: www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.com
Published in The Republican from January 22 to January 23, 2013
Bernadette's In-Laws, Stefan Biela and Mary Biela.
Hubert Laurent Gendreau (1883 - 1963)
Marie Blanche Chevalier Gendreau (1890 - 1969)
Marie Yvonne Gendreau (1905 - 1905)**
George Hubert Gendreau (1907 - 1966)**
Blanche Leona Gendreau Landry (1908 - 1970)**
Arthur Gendreau (1913 - 1913)**
William Ernest Gendreau (1921 - 1985)**
Roland Patrick Gendreau (1923 - 1980)*
Marcel Hubert Gendreau (1925 - 1944)*
Bernadette L. Gendreau Biela (1929 - 2013)
Bernadette L. Biela
Aug 26 1929 Jan 21 2013
SSGT Henry J Biela USAF
Loving Wife Mother
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 59, Site 1705
Maintained by: Sue Downhill
Originally Created by: Charlet Roskovics
Record added: Jan 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104038730
A Christmas Wreath to Honor You|
Added: Dec. 27, 2015
To the Love of My Life. I think of you every day that goes by and remember your beautiful smile. I loved you since our first date on Easter Sunday April 9, 1950. May the Blessed Mother watch over you.|
Henry J Biela
Added: Jul. 25, 2013
Added: Apr. 9, 2013