Charlotte Bernardini, 76,of Duryea passed peacefully in her home surrounded by the people she loved. She was the daughter of the late Edna Deluga and Arnold Wesenyak and the wife of the late Donald Bernardini, New York.
She was educated in Duryea Schools. She left Duryea at the age of 17 to pursue her dream. In 1961, she graduated magna cum laude from Temple University School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She was first employed at Temple University Hospital until she moved to New York City where she worked as a Registered Nurse at New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where she assisted Dr. Vincent Freda in the research and invention of the Rhogam Injection that is used today saving the lives of RH babies.
Upon retirement, she and her husband moved back to Duryea to live out the rest of their lives. Charlotte loved life and wasn't afraid to experience it. She helped many people along the way in all walks of life with her support and generous heart. She loved animals and enjoyed shopping, going to new restaurants, going to the New York City Ballet and watching her favorite show "The Walking Dead" she loved fishing and boating and teasing her beloved cat "Pina" She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of calling her a friend.
We would like to thank Dr. Kathryn Salavanti and the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for their support and wonderful care of Charlotte during her last journey of life.
Donations may be made in Charlotte’s memory to Tracey's Hope Animal Rescue - 113 Foote Avenue - Duryea, PA 18642.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.