Bernadine Townsend

Bernadine K. Townsend

Thursday, May 5th, 1927 - Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Bernadine Townsend, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Bernadine Townsend

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


At the ripe old age of 92, on an early Sunday morning, Bernie Townsend passed between this world and the next. In spite of suffering many infirmities, Bernie maintained her feistiness until the end. She loved socializing, and the best gift you could give her was to visit with her, yakking and laughing, reminiscing about good times and family, answering her barrage of questions about everything and anything.

Bernie was originally from Fairport NY, settling in Fayetteville , NY in 1965. She was an avid antique dealer, owning her own shop and then later joining the Syracuse Antique Exchange where she worked until 89 years of age. She loved to share her finds with her family. She always had “something I want to show you.” She also enjoyed traveling, making it to six of the seven continents (Sorry Antarctica, she just was not into you). Her greatest joy, though, was visiting with her sizable family.

Bernie was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Dominic Prinzivalli; sister, Thelma Mancuso; and the greatest love of her life, her husband of 52 years, Charlie, who passed away 13 years ago.

Bernie is survived by her baby brother, Richard Prinzivalli (Ruth); and her four daughters, Mary Jane Jones, Catherine Rocine (Bryan), Amy Manley (Ray), and (last but not least) Alice Townsend. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren and her thirteen great-grandchildren, including her unabashed favorite, Giorgio, who she loved so much because he looked like Charlie.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St. Fayetteville. A funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fayetteville Cemetery.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Bernadine here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Bernadine
0 trees have been planted in memory of Bernadine K. Townsend

Tom Dwyer

Posted at 05:44pm
I always loved seeing Bernie. We had some great talks as we would run into each other at many a house sale. I also visited her shop a lot back in the old days. She was a great lady. My condolences to her family.

Lucy Pirro

Posted at 04:30pm
At the ripe age of 19 the telephone company had to transfer 60 operators from Batavia, NY to anywhere they would want to go. I was still living with my parents they would NEVER let an unmarried daughter move until she got married. Since Bernie and Charles were my only out of town relatives, my parents allowed me to move to Ithaca, NY. This was a wonderful loving, learning and mentoring connection. Bernie encouraged me to go to see live theater and Charlie encouraged me to read books. I took care of their 4 daughters and had those wonderful times in my heart. Bernie was my sponsor for my Confirmation. We used to call each other often but as her hearing diminished it became less and less. God Bless you Bernie. You now know the meaning of life and have touched the face of God.

Cassandra Bradford

Posted at 09:36pm
My unexpected encounter with Bern will remain one of the most memorable in my Life. She was such a Loving kind person who won a piece of my heart forever!! Although she couldn’t call my name I remained “Pretty” from day one. I will miss our visits but Grateful for the Beautiful Memories . Sleep in peace Bern.

Chartwells Management Team

Posted at 01:32pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Chartwells Management Team purchased flowers for the family of Bernadine Townsend.


Judy Poole

Posted at 07:49pm
With sympathy to the Townsend family and love to Bunny.
Flower Image

Judy Poole purchased flowers for the family of Bernadine Townsend.


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: