December 11, 1924 – April 20, 2014
Obituaries » IOLA BERNO
BERNO, IOLA, 89, formerly of Montpelier, died on April 20, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 11, 1924, the daughter of Giacomo and Florence (Abbiati) Pacini. She attended St. Michael’s High School and later received nursing training from Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in Burlington. Iola worked as a licensed practical nurse at the former Heaton House in Montpelier. She was married to Kenneth W. Berno. Mr. Berno predeceased her in 1981. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was a great cook, an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and collecting dolls and thimbles. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Duff, of Barre, and Joyce Dailey, of East Calais; sister Teresa Frascoia, of Ocean City, Md.; best friend, Lydia Lewis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; sisters Emilia Lanier, Albis Taylor, Mary Reno and Josephine Howe; brothers, Gus and Joseph Pacini; and an infant son, Billy.