Obituary of Bernadine A. Husnay
Mrs. Bernadine A. Husnay, 90, of Deerfield, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022 at her home, with her loving family by her side.
Bernadine was born in Olyphant, PA, on February 26, 1932, the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Wolock) Ciolek. She was raised and educated in Binghamton NY, and was a graduate of North High School. Bernadine and her husband John enjoyed a loving and dedicated union of over 68 years and were wed at St Paul’s Church in Binghamton. At one time, Bernadine was employed with Friendly Finance in Binghamton and later with Montgomery Ward in North Utica. She enjoyed reading and loved cooking, especially her famous dishes passed down to her from her Ukrainian grandparents: Pirohy, Halupki, and Kolacki. Bernadine's pride and joy was her family. Spending time with them meant everything to her. She was a loving wife and wonderful mom. But she shined even more as a grandma and great grandma. She was our funny, feisty matriarch and will be deeply missed.
Bernadine is survived by her beloved husband, John; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Sedlak of Liverpool, Doreen and Dominick Madia of Liverpool and Peggy and Richard Maneen of Frankfort; three sons and daughters-in-law, John Husnay and Terry Murad of Utica, Robert and Michelle Husnay of Marcy and Michael and Michele Husnay of Sullivan, NY; 13 cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth Sedlak, Michael (Lisa) Madia, Christopher Madia (Keri Topolski), Marybeth (David) DiNardo, Daniel (Rachel) Dichiera, Katie Maneen, John (Brittany) Husnay, David Husnay, Cianna Husnay, Jessica Husnay, Ashleigh Husnay, Patrick Husnay and Stephanie Husnay; 8 adored great grandchildren, Vincenza, Juliano, Arya, Gabriella, Sophia, Anthony, John Robert and Julia; her Godson, Johnny Husnay, as well as brothers-in-law James (Dale) Husnay, Thomas (Regina) Husnay, and Michael Husnay, sisters-in-law Rosemary Guidici, Patricia (James) Hisman, Mary Ann Husnay, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and her beloved golden retriever, Baxter. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Caitlin Marie Husnay, great granddaughter Audrianna, sister in-law Margaret Lynch and brothers in-law Nick Guidici, Edward Lynch, and Joseph Husnay. Bernadine’s family will also be forever grateful for the compassionate care given by Jennifer Maher FNP, Eileen from VNA, and the wonderful staff at Hospice & Palliative Care.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Bernadine’s Funeral Mass of Christian burial on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 1206 Lincoln Ave., Utica. She will be laid to rest in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum, at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Yorkville. Those wishing to make a donation in Bernadine’s memory, please consider, New York State Right to Life, 41 State St., Albany, NY 12207 or Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernadine Husnay, please visit Tribute Store