Ernest “Ernie” Bernard Jr. of Hampton, NH


Ernest “Ernie” Bernard Jr., 71, of Hampton, NH formerly of Chelmsford, died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Suncoast Hospice Facility, Largo, FL.

He was married to Janet Bernard with whom he celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on October 24th.

Born in Medford on December 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Ernest Bernard and the late Thelma Bernard who died on the same day as Ernie, December 16th. He was a graduate of Tewksbury High School with the class of 1965. Ernie attended Lowell Tech.

He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Verizon in 2003, after 36 years with the telephone company.

He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford.

Ernie was an avid New England Sports fan. He wintered in Largo, FL.

He was a member of the Tewksbury Elks, and the American Legion Post of Tewksbury.

He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and traveling. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, LeeAnn and her husband, Matthew Doyon of Newport, NH, and Erin and her husband James Johnson of Chelmsford, MA; a sister, Ann and her husband, John “Jack” Doyle of Littleton, MA; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Owen Johnson.

He was the brother of the late Barbara Kilkelly.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to Suncoast Hospice 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at


December 27, 2018
3 PM to 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


December 28, 2018
8 AM Funeral Home/ 9 AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Richard Russell says:

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to The family. I hope to see him again after the resurrection to earth promised at John 5: 28,29. Your cousin, Dickie.

  2. Peggy Bennett says:

    Ernie, we will have all miss you and we are sadden but knowing you are at peace and without pain will help us in our grieving.

  3. Ann Doyle says:

    I will miss you Ernie. Take care of Barbara and Mom for me. You were the best big brother ever and I will love you forever.

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