John Bernacchia Jr.

john bernacchia

April 19, 1941 ~ December 10, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

John Bernacchia, Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2022 with his nieces and nephews by his side. Born in New Haven on April 19, 1941 to the late John and Marcellina “Blanche” Castellazzo Bernacchia, Sr. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Marie Omicioli and Dolores Fusco.

John will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit and his great love of music.  He worked in the cafeteria at Southern Connecticut State University for 25 years until his retirement.

His family would like to give special thanks to the dedicated caregivers at Whitney Rehabilitation Center.

Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Service on Friday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. in Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven.


Graveside Service: December 16, 2022 10:00 am

Beaverdale Memorial Park
90 Pine Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515


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  1. Lorraine and John Lorenze. Sorry for this family loss. Will miss my sweet cousin. Have wonderful memories of our lunches together.

  2. Johnny was a loving and kind, beautiful soul. Johnny had an infectious smile and laugh, and was the sweetest man. I have fond memories of Johnny at my grandparents home in Orange, ( Olga and Art) and sharing many stories and dinners together. Sending love and comfort to his family and friends. My deepest and sincere condolences, as Johnny will be truly missed.

    All of my love,
    Amy Lorenze DeMarseilles ( John and Lorraine Lorenze’s (Castellazzo) daughter

  3. Rest in peace. John your r a great. Friend. I’m going to miss you. Kind Generous and a loyal friend. Hey hello to boys for me. Love u. Buddy

  4. I’ll always remember Johnny for his great laugh and love of music. He was always buying albums, cassettes, or CD’s. Much of my current record collection was a result of Johnny’s generosity. I’m sure he’s playing a Rolling Stones album right now. God Bless.

  5. Rest in peace cousin Johnny! Whenever I saw you, you always spoke fondly of my mother Terri (Pagnotti Savo) and how much you admired her. You would always admonish me to be nice to her, and I promised I would. I hope you are enjoying some great music & visiting with my mother again.

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