Bernard James Governali

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Bernard James Governali

Also Known As: "Ben", "Benny", "Bernie"
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Death: April 13, 1993 (74)
Nutley, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: Nutley, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Salvatore Charles Governali and Anna Governali
Husband of Private
Father of Private User
Brother of Andrew Governali, Sr.; Joseph Governale; Pauline Governali; Lucille Selis; Private and 1 other

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About Bernard James Governali

Ben(ny) or Bernie as he was known to family and friends all his life, moved to Nutley, NJ at a very young age having been born in Manhattan, NY to Salvatore "Charles" Governali and Anna Governali (1st Cousins) who came to this country from Corleone, Sicily with their parents who immigrated to America arriving at Ellis Island, NY when they were very young. Salvatore - Charles as he was known to family and friends most of his life in this country was a barber in NYcity until he lost his eye sight.

Bernard was went to Washington School in Nutley but never went to High School. He worked at the A&P on Franklin Avenue and was promoted to Manager before joining the US Army to serve in WWII in the Big Red "1". He was in communications and fought in Europe and Africa. He was very proud to have served in the army for his country for five years. He met his wife Edith Patricia Munro while on leave in England, in 1942 and wrote to her until they could meet up again on leave in England where they were married in 1944. He had to have been back to England sometime in '45 as before he was Honerably discharged from the army he had a baby on the way. On March 14, 1946 a daughter, Pauline Patricia was born in England. His wife and daughter came to be with him on January 29, 1947 on the SS Ericson from London to New York.

Bernard also was a Nutley police offier for approximately 5 years in the 1950's. His last position before he retired was a painter for the Medical Center in Newark, NJ.

He suffered with Enfazema for quite a few years before his death as a result of this illness.

He would have been 75 the June following his death and would have been married 49 years on May 18, 1993 had he lived long enough. He had one daughter, Pauline; four grandchildren, Cheryl Ann (married with one child at the time of his death) Christine, Kevin and Matthew (Berberich); great-grandson, Angelo Roccamo.

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Bernard James Governali's Timeline

June 4, 1918
Manhattan, New York, United States
April 13, 1993
Age 74
Nutley, Essex, New Jersey, United States
April 16, 1993
Age 74
Nutley, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Nutley, New Jersey, United States