Bernice H. Durand

July 2, 1938 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Bernice Durand Obituary

 Bernice H. Durand, 85 of Butler passed away on  January 11, 2024 at her home.
 Born July 2, 1938 in Natrona Heights, PA, she was the daughter of John  Meso  and Mary Madeja Meso
 Bernice was a nurses aid for many years and at the age of 50, she went back to school and became an LPN.  She belonged to St. Francis of Assisi Parish-St. Mary's Church in Herman.   She was very active in the community, being president, vice president and secretary in many organizations, such as Christian Mothers, GFWC, American Legion Auxillary to name a few.  She also helped out in so many ways, in so many different things.  She loved bingo, soup, bare feet and farm life.  She loved and gave so much to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a cancer survivor at age 82.  
 Surviving are her son, Andrew "Buddy" (Dawn) Durand of Butler, three daughters, Denise  Mikolay of Brunswick, OH,  Karen  Woodard of Butler and Kelly (John) Goettler of Butler, PA, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, her beloved sister, Patty Babinsack of Natrona, PA and a brother, Jerry (Lucy) Meso of Youngstown, OH. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Andrew Durand, her younger brother, Johnny, a sister Jeanie, granddaughter Amber Lynn and two sons-in-law, Tom Mikolay and Lee Woodard. 
 A memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, January 18, 2024,  at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc.,Saxonburg, PA, with  Fr. Ward Stakem officiating.
 Memorial donations may be made to the Saxonburg American Legion.  

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Memorial Service
January 18, 2024

3:30 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056


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