Obituaries: Bernard Harold Skinner

Bernard Harold Skinner, 80, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.

Bernard was born on September 21, 1936 in Bristol, the son of the late Harold and Lillian (Brodeur) Skinner.

He was a US Navy veteran and a retired sales associate for Levitz Furniture. Bernie was a kind-hearted person who was deeply devoted to his entire family. He was there to help anyone in need and will be greatly missed. He was a huge nature advocate and loved to fish and hunt.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Kelly) Skinner of Bristol; his daughter and son-in-law Lisa Marie and Rob Caminiti of Bristol; his grandchildren Shane and Paige Caminiti both of Bristol; his great-granddaughter Sophie Jane Caminiti; his brothers David Skinner of FL and Daniel Skinner of NY and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Tracey Lee Skinner.

To honor Bernie’s wishes, services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford Center, CT 06492.

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