Lucian Bernard

Lucian R. "Lou" Bernard

Sunday, May 13th, 1928 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Lucian R. “Lou” Bernard, 92 of Cumberland Head passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 with his loving family either by his side or in spirit. He was born an identical twin in Plattsburgh on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1928. Lucian attended Mount Assumption Institute followed by his undergraduate studies at Saint Michael’s College and graduate studies at SUNY Albany.
Lucian was a former physics and chemistry instructor at Plattsburgh High School for 31 years followed by a stint at his alma mater, Mount Assumption Institute.
Surviving is his wife of 67 years, Philomena, three sons, Joseph (Anne) of Orlando, FL, Jeffrey (Kevin Defayette) of Plattsburgh, Jerrold (Wendi) of Portland, OR, four daughters, Melanie (Michael) Marr of Plattsburgh, Melinda (David) Drollette of Plattsburgh, Michele (Craig) Matera, of South Setauket, NY and Melissa Locast of Wantagh, NY.
Dustin and Merrilee Bernard, Kayti and Bradley Marr, Sara Courcelle and Brian Drollette, Michael Matera and Megan Maloney, Alanna and Anthony Locast and, Aiden and Zane Bernard.
Great grandchildren:
Chloe Thume, Owen and Ethan Courcelle, Oliver and Lillian Drollette.
Lucian was pre-deceased by his parents, Leo W. and Florence (Maple) Bernard. two sisters, Winifred Soucy-Burgio, Theresa Fiore, his twin brother, Joseph and son-in-law, Fredrick Locast.
Calling hours will be held, Friday, November 6th from 3pm to 6pm at Browns Funeral Home, Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 7th at 11am, St. John’s Church, Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY with Rev. William Edwards officiating.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, November 6th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh
    29 Broad Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 11:00am
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    7 Margaret Street
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    Rev. William Edwards
  • Interment

    St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery
    Cumberland Head Road
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Michael Turnbull

Posted at 07:51am
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of “Lou”. He and the Bernard family were a large part of my growing years and he drew much respect from those whose lives he touched. Even now “Mr. Bernard” seems a much more appropriate title. Our prayers our with you.

Mike and Cara Turnbull

Deb Moldovan

Posted at 10:15am
I became a chemistry teacher due to Mr Bernard’s infectious love of science he displayed when I was a junior at PHS. . He was my mentor, my cooperating teacher when I was assigned to student teach under his guidance many years later. The respect he exhibited to his colleagues, students, and especially to a greenhorn like me was readily apparent and easily felt. He was so very influential in my life, and am grateful to have been in his life even for so brief a time. Thank you, Mr. Bernard. You were a rare gift.

Thomas Dragoon

Posted at 11:52pm
Please accept our condolences for Lou's family from his co-workers at the border with U.S. Custom's in Champlain, NY. Lou worked many summers helping to handle the vacation rush at the border. He was always a gentleman and a professional. He leaves many friends with great memories of working with him. Fair winds at your back Lou, may you rest in peace.

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Posted at 07:13am
With deepest sympathy, Joe, Linda and Lia Fiore
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Kathy Lambert

Posted at 04:42pm
A great teacher! I enjoyed his class. You will be missed! May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Bernard's family. Kathy A. Lambert PHS Class of 1977

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