Bernadine “Bernie” Dridge passed away peacefully Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Virginia Beach, VA at the nursing center of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Bernadine was born June 23, 1924 in the Bronx, New York to Joseph A. and Margaret Bruce. She was a graduate of Richmond Hill High School in Queens, New York.
Bernie met her husband, Harry Dridge, while they were working for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey in New York City. Bernie devoted her life to caring for and raising her five children. Bernie and Harry enjoyed traveling in their retirement years.
Bernie was predeceased by her husband and also by her parents, her sisters Virginia, Margaret, her twin sister Geraldine, and her brother, Joseph. Left to cherish her memory are her five children and their spouses Raymond (Karin), Noreen (Jay), Nancy (JT), Donna (Mark) and William (Katie) and 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd in Suffolk on Friday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Employees Fund in Bernie’s honor.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
4560 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Condolences may be left for the family below.
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 am