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Bernadine Zanoni

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WAKE FOREST — Bernadine Zanoni, 82, “Bernie” as she was affectionately known, was born in New York City on July 9, 1936 to the late Joseph and Josephine Morton.

On Aug. 28, 1966 she married the love of her life Richard Zanoni. Bernie’s career included working for the Dinner Bell Deli in Westwood, New Jersey and the Suburban Bank of New Jersey in Emerson, New Jersey. In 2000 Richard and Bernie left their home in Delaware to be near family in Wake Forest.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home. 

Bernie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard “Rich” Zanoni; niece, Gail Murphy and husband Kevin of Wake Forest; great-niece, Kim Murphy; great-nephew, Kevin Murphy, Jr. and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her 10 siblings.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Heartland Hospice for all of their care. They would ask that memorial contributions be made in Mrs. Zanoni’s memory to the Heartland Hospice, 4505 Falls of Neuse Rd #650, Raleigh, NC 27609.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest.