1969 – 2018
Woodstock – David M. Bernard, 48, of Dugg Hill Rd., died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Hospital for Special Care surrounded by his family. Born in Putnam, he was the beloved son of Jude and Nilda (Rivera) Bernard. David earned his Associates Degree in manufacturing and engineering from Thames Valley Community College. He worked for many years as a High Stakes Dealer at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
David was a gentle soul, who loved his family and was always willing to extend a helping hand. David was the mixer in the family Doughboy business for many years, and was widely known at the fairs for making the best dough in the family. He also enjoyed gardening, games, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots. David loved being with family and friends and cheering on his nephews and nieces, be it on the field or on the stage. David saw the good in all people; helping them wherever he could.
David is survived by his parents; two brothers, Jude A. Bernard, Jr. of Palm Springs, CA and Stephen J. Bernard and his wife Agnes of Windham; two sisters, Virginia E. Sharpless of Chapel Hill, NC and Lisa M. Hart and her husband Martin of Pomfret. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd., Quinebaug, CT. Burial will be in the Spring in Elmvale Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.