Bernice Claire Van Steenbergen Moore died on February 22, 2010, at the Masonic Home in Wallingford. She was born in New Haven on January 20, 1919, to the late Edward and Margaret Bohan Van Steenbergen. A life long resident of North Haven, she married the late William Joseph Moore on July 20, 1940. She was a member of Grace & St. Peters Church, the Eastern Star, and the Rebekahs. Bernice is survived by her children, Dorothy McQueeney and her husband Robert of Ocean View, DE; Margaret Wells and her husband Jeffrey of Littleton, NH; William Moore and his wife Patricia of North Haven; and Nancy Hunt and her husband Edward of Andover, MA. Also, she leaves 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Dorothy Hermans and Edward Van Steenbergen. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Friday, February 26th at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Family, I am a Recreatiion volunteer at Masonicare and remember Bernice back many years. She was a wonderful lady with a warm smile and friendly disposition. She loved crafts and was very proud of the things she made. She will be dearly missed.

  2. Dear Family, With Deepest Sympathy. Bernice was such a great woman and she will be missed dearly. Love, Linda Cooper

  3. Dottie, Peggy, Bill and Nancy – your mom was a sweetheart. Helen and Bob were so excited to see her when they moved to Masonic. She had a good life there. I know you will miss her. With sympathy, Laura

  4. Nancy, Bill, Peggy and Dottie, I have such wonderful memories of your mom. I can still see her watching all the kids in the neighborhood ride their bikes around the circle and allowing occational trips to Dairy Queen, as long as we brought one back for her. Her sweet, gentle spirit and soft spoken way made her such a special person. We will miss her very much. With Love, Jan, Rich and Deanna Broga

  5. Although I have not seen your Mom in many years, I have have very fond memories of her and your father when we visited them as children. Our sincere condolences.

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