Bernadine Asman Nolan, 80, of Ridge Rd., Hamden, wife of the late Edward Poli Nolan, passed away on November 16, 2007 after a short illness. She was born in Decatur, IL on May 30, 1927 to the late Robert and Anna M. Spaeth Asman. Bern had an appreciation and love for music which she shared with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Family came before anything else in her life. Bern leaves her children Regina Nolan Broderick and her husband James of London, England, Andrea Nolan DiLibero and her husband Alan of Cincinnati, OH, Edward Poli Nolan, Jr. of Hamden, Christopher Poli Nolan of Wallingford, and Timothy Poli Nolan and his wife Ellyn of Hamden. Grandchildren Timothy, Ashley, Adam, Matthew, Blaire, Laura, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Lindsey, siblings Gretchen Jacob and Anton Asman. Besides her loving husband, Bern is predeceased by siblings Ann Marie Bussmann, Robert J. Asman, Jr., Carl J. Asman and Regina Donovan. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN on Tuesday morning, November 20th at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial Contributions in Bernadine's name may be sent to ACES for Special Education, 350 State Street, North Haven, CT 06473 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-2132.

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  1. Chris – My prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace with all of the cherished memories of your Mom. God Bless.

  2. Dear Chris,Edward,Gina,Tim and Andrea, I am thinking of you all tonight and the sadness you are feeling at the loss of your Mom. I have many memories of her and behind them all is a loving,warm and kind woman whose smile and sparkling eyes are hard to forget.Hoping your many memories will comfort you in the days ahead. With love and sympathy, Pam

  3. Dear Nolan cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of our dear Aunt Bern. She was always the rock of the family and I will always remember her wonderful Christmas extravaganzas! Aunt Bern stood firmly on the ground with her steady and solid manner. I felt I could always count on her being there and managing anyone’s storms with dignity and grace. She will be missed but boy did she leave solid footsteps behind her! I send you all hugs and love from California and I will see you all soon for Ashley’s wedding!! Love Laureen

  4. Edward,Christopher,Regina, Timothy and Andrea. I was so sorry to hear of Mama’s death. She was a lovely and loving lady who I will remember fondly. May God Bless you and may friends comfort you during this difficult time. Kate Regan Luciani

  5. Good Morning Chris, Sorry to hear of your loss. May the company of family and friends lend support and comfort, and may God give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Margaret

  6. Hi Gina and family: I am sorry to learn of your mom’s death. I know that you all will have many great memories to sustain you now and in the future. Kathy Toensmeier

  7. My sincere condolence at the passing of your Mom. I have such fond memories of her and I know she will be missed. I know how difficult a time this is and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Sincerly, Martha

  8. The Nolan Family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will be keeping you & your family in our prayers. P;ease let us know if we can do any thing to help. Sincerly, Mike & Cathy

  9. There are no words when there is loss of someone so dear. Our hearts go out to all of you. With kinds and loving thoughts, Barbara Bravo & family

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