1923 – 2012
Putnam – Lilia Vera de Bernier, 89, of David Circle, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in the Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of Archille Bernier for 22 years. They were married in Tampa, FL. She was predeceased by her first husband Lisimaco Parra in Colombia. Born in Mariquita, Tolima, Colombia, she was the daughter of the late Deogracias Vera and Delfinia (Murillo) de Vera.
Mrs. Bernier worked as an executive secretary for a moving company in Caracas, Venezuela. She married in 1990 and lived in Pompano Beach, FL before moving to Putnam four years ago. She enjoyed traveling both in the United States and internationally.
In addition to her husband, Lilia is survived by her stepchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, and two sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lilia’s family at 10:00 on Friday, December 7, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.