Vivian (Gavazzi) Bernardo

October 30, 1937 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 82)


Vivian Gavazzi Bernardo, 82, of Belle Vernon, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  She was born October 30, 1937 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Nello Ralph and Gladys Rutkowski Gavazzi.  Vivian graduated from Bellmar High School and Douglas School of Business.  She worked for the former ACCO, Page Steel and Wire Division in Monessen and the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Greensburg.  She was a member of the former Holy Spirit R.C. Church, Fayette City and currently a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cal, who she married in 1964.  She is survived by one brother, Ralph and sister-in-law Janet Gavazzi of North Huntingdon, sister-in-law Judy Bernardo of Coraopolis and several nieces and nephews.     

Visitation will be held Sunday from 6-8 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.  Prayers of Transfer will be held Monday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church.  Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. 

Keeping in compliance with the County and State Mandate, guests are asked to please abide by personal protective guidelines, masks MUST be worn, social distancing must still be maintained and to please minimize your visit to allow other family and friends to pay their respects to the family since we are still limited to 25 guests in the funeral home at a given time.   Family and friends are also asked to please meet directly at St. Sebastian Church on Monday if attending the funeral mass.  

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August 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon
626 Broad Avenue
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

Funeral Mass
August 31, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Church
801 Broad Ave.
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

Interment following funeral service
August 31, 2020

Belle Vernon Cemetery
1000 Broad Ave.
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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