Douvil Bernadel

Douvil Bernadel

Monday, September 13th, 1954 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Douvil Bernadel September 13, 1954 – March 25, 2019

Douvil Bernadel, thirteen-year resident of Stratford, Connecticut. After a courageous battle with Leukemia, Douvil Bernadel passed away from a stroke at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan surrounded by his loving family.
Douvil was born to Gestin and Julia Bernadel in Fond-Des-Blancs, Haiti and moved to Port- au-Prince for some time before immigrating to Stamford, Connecticut in 1986. After courting Michelle through romantic letters, Michelle and Douvil were married in Montreal, Canada on February 14, 1987. He was the beloved husband of Michelle Lutgens Bernadel for 32 years. Douvil is survived by his wife Michelle and by his three devoted children Donald, Martine, and Stephen, spirited grandson Jeremiah, loving sisters Vierge, Sonnie and Justine and his supportive brother Gesner, along with multiple half siblings, countless family and friends who were blessed to know him. Douvil was predeceased by his parents, Gestin and Julia Bernadel as well as two brothers Lys Bernadel and Jules Bernadel.
Douvil loved learning and often shared knowledge with family and friends. He sat on the Board of Trustees for the Fond-Des-Blancs Fund. He enjoyed dancing salsa with his daughter in-law, Jayshalee and spending quality time with his first grandchild, Jeremiah. Douvil was also an important member of the Haitian-American community in Connecticut. He was known in the community as a great barber, a strong family man, and a man who stays positive and persistent at all times. He will be remembered for his strength and positivity during his successful fight with Leukemia.
Everyone was blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Douvil. He was a man who wanted to see everyone succeed and took joy in the achievement of others. Douvil touched the lives of many people with his commitment to family, his devotion to knowledge and wisdom and his sense of humor all the way to the end.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave, Stamford, CT 06902, from 4:00PM to 9:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

Donations can be made in Douvil Bernadel’s Memory to the American Cancer
Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 10:30am
    Sacred Heart RC Church
    37 Schuyler Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
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  • Interment

    Queen of Peace Cemetery
    Rockrimmon Road
    STAMFORD, CT 06903
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Donations are being accepted for: American Cancer Society, CT Chapter.


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CJ and SG

Posted at 01:22pm
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Posted at 10:19pm
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Dina Bernadel

Posted at 12:31pm
I will never forget when you came home and rushed to switch into your workout clothes and head to the gym so you can be fit since your wife was pursuing fitness. It was a funny moment and also showed me how much you cared about keeping your marriage fresh.

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