​Maria Monserate Bernard



Maria Monserate Bernard, 92, of Ridgeland, SC, widow of Jose A. Bernard, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Bernard was born December 19, 1925 in Rio Piedas, Puerto Rico to the late Tulio Lopez and Maria Delos Angles Longo Lopez. She served as an administrative assistant at Asoma Metal and Minerals Co. of New York, NY and attended the Catholic Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan, NY. She was a devoted Yankee fan and enjoyed watching games with her late husband. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Mrs. Bernard is survived by her sons, Jose A. Bernard, Jr. (Stacy) of Ridgeland, SC and Kenneth D. Bernard (Christi) of Sumter, SC; brother, Luis R. Lopez of Orlando, FL; sisters, Magali Agasto (Joseph A.) of Woodside, NY and Carmen Lopez of Bronx, NY; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Alfredo Bernard and one brother, Julio A. Lopez.

The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, followed by a funeral service beginning at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family with arrangements.