September 19, 1920 ~ September 22, 2014

Bernice Scaramuzza, 94, of Hamden died peacefully on September 22, 2014 at CT Hospice in Branford. Born in Branford on September 19, 1920 a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Coolac Tisko. She was the wife of the late Joseph Scaramuzza; mother of, Denise (Gene)Brule of Bristol and Diane Pertesis of New Haven; grandmother of, Susan & Jennifer Brule and Stephen & Leah Pertesis. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews and her step-sister Helen Whitaker. Bernice was an active member and volunteer of the Hamden Senior Center for many years and a member of the Hamden Women's Club. She also volunteered at St. Raphael's Thrift Store. A proud Marine Veteran, Bernice served during WWII as a prop specialist. She served on the Hamden Veterans Commission and was a member of American Legion Post #150. When she wasn't taking care of her family or volunteering, she enjoyed traveling with her husband. Friends may visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, September 25th from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. followed by her Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions in Bernice's memory may be sent to The American Cancer Society, New England Division, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or www.cancer.org.

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  1. As a member of The Hamden Woman’s Club, I worked with your Mom. She was a lovely woman, strong and dedicated. She spoke fondly of her family and she was proud of her military service. She will be missed.

  2. On behalf of all the members of American Legion Highwood Post #150 we offer our sincerest and deepest sympathy…she was proud of her military service being a Marine…she was a wonderful person in all ways…always there to help out with the VA…she is and will be missed by all.

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