NORTH SMITHFIELD- Carmelia (Finelli) Bernardi 88, resident of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket passed away March 3, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence.
She was the loving wife of over 67 years to the late Fernando "Fred" Bernardi.
She was born in Watervliet NY, daughter of the late Henry & Antoinette (Negri) Finelli.
Carmelia and Fred were the owners & operators of the former Commodore Cleaner's in Woonsocket, for over 30 years. She was very active in the dry cleaning association NEFA traveling the North East giving classes. She served on several committees for her beloved parish St. Anthony's Church in Woonsocket. She formerly served on the board for the Woonsocket Library, and served as Chairwoman.
She is survived her brothers Generie of Harrisville, and Henry Finelli Jr. of Lincoln Park NJ. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by, brother, Vincent Finelli, and a sister Angelina Mansolillo.
Her funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30am from the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home 75 Harris Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Anthony's Church Greene St. Woonsocket RI. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone MA. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 8:30 until 9:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Antoine Residence Hospice Care 10 Rhodes Ave. North Smithfield RI 02895.