Shirley A. Berna



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Shirley Berna Rochester: September 30, 1931 – December 28, 2023. Predeceased by her parents, Raymond, Sr. and Irene Berna, sister, Ruth Berna-Hendricks, and brother, Raymond Berna, Jr. Survived by her nephews Paul Hendricks, Gary (Joanne) Hendricks, and many loving great nieces, nephews, and friends. Shirley will be remembered for her strong faith, love of family, and for being a bright light in this world. Following her retirement from Rochester Products in 1979, Shirley dedicated her time to volunteering for local organizations that helped the elderly and she supported numerous outreach and children’s charities over the years. In addition to being a loving daughter, sister, and aunt, Shirley had a large circle of friends who celebrated life together over rounds of golf, bowling, euchre, and traveling. Shirley was a long-standing member of St. John’s Church in Greece. After 92 years of a life well-lived, Shirley was called home. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, 10:00 am at Vay-Scheich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Mission, 156 Plymouth Ave. N. Rochester, NY 14608 or Golisano Children’s Hospital, 150 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642.


  1. Pina & Paul Schott on January 2, 2024 at 11:54 am


  2. Teresa Hendricks on January 2, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    We are blessed to have so many fond memories of Aunt Shirley. Her sweet heart, smile and laugh will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the entire family. With Love, Brian, Teresa, Megan and Kaitlyn

  3. John Dell’Anno on January 2, 2024 at 9:45 pm

    Everyone should be lucky enough to have an Aunt Shirley. She was kind, caring, generous and the most genuine person I knew. I’ll fondly remember the good times, sitting around a bonfire telling stories and her making us laugh, even when she wasn’t trying to. I hope there’s good coffee in heaven Aunt Shirley. You were a hoot.

  4. Kim Marianetti on January 2, 2024 at 10:16 pm


  5. Mary Steiner on January 3, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    I will miss you Shirley. We had so many, many good times. I’ll always remember how you found that "green bunny" for Stephen. How on vacations we helped you with Leon. You were always so very, very giving of yourself. I will miss our phone calls greatly. I know you are at peace now. I just wish I could reach up that high to give you a hug.

  6. Stephen Steiner on January 4, 2024 at 11:05 am

    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Cousin Shirley. She was such a sweet lady. She always made sure that I had the best Easter’s when we would go and visit her. I’ll never forget about how one year all I wanted was a green Easter bunny. She went all over town trying to find a green Easter bunny to put in my basket. Of course now you can find them everywhere lol. She will be missed.

  7. Steve Steiner on January 4, 2024 at 11:09 am

    Many Wonderful Memories with Shirley over the years when I was Married to her niece. She was always laughing and full of Fun.

  8. Tricia Dell’Anno on January 5, 2024 at 7:56 pm


  9. Patricia Glogowski on January 6, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    Shirley was a great lady, and a wonderful friend to my mother!

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