Bernard T. Bartnicki, 97 of Danvers, died Saturday June 2, 2012 at a local nursing facility. He was the husband of the late Jennie (Maselbas) Bartnicki.
Born in Salem in 1915, he was the son of Teofil and Anastazja Kempka- Bartnicki. He was a 1934 graduate of Salem High School. Mr. Bartnicki worked at GE in the Gear Plant as a Welder for 28 yrs and retired February 01, 1980. Bernard also worked on warships in the Quincy Shipyard. Bernard was a parishioner of St. Mary's Parish, he loved gardening and feeding the birds especially the chickadees and taking the family on Sunday rides. He recently enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.
He leaves his children; Marilyn Charlesworth & husband Myles, of Raleigh, NC, a son Allan of Lynn and Steven & his wife Ellen, of Wilmington, MA and a daughter in-law; Marilyn Bartnicki of Derry, NH. Also leaving ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son; Bernard.
Visiting hours will be held Today, June, 5, 2012 in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers from 6pm-9pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11am in St. Richard Parish, Danvers. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. see www.mackeyfuneralhome.com
|I have fond memories on Uncle Benny. He was always smiling when I saw him, and cracking jokes. I remember one time, at Grammy's, when he taught me a magic trick, using a piece of ribbon, making it look as though it went right through my neck. I still use this trick at family outings, and everyone tries to make it work, and they just end up "strangling" themselves. It is funny to watch. My regards to you and your families.
|I always remember Uncle Bennie as a man who was kind to me, shared an eager smile, and despite his hearing loss, was always there to listen. I will miss him. May you all be at peace knowing that he lived a good long life, and was loved by many near and far. June Maselbas, Ray and Ben Katz, Larkspur, CA.