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Bernadine A. Brock, 82

Bernadine A. (Simon) Brock of Glastonbury, Conn., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Bernadine "Bernie" was the beloved wife of the late Charles Y. Brock. She was born June 15, 1931, in Hampton, Minn., and was the daughter of the late Julius and Eva (Ludwig) Simon. Bernie spent her early and young adult years in Hampton and Hastings, Minn., where she received her high school and college education, and several years later she met and married the love of her life, Charles. Her husband's business opportunities brought them to Connecticut where they happily set their roots in Glastonbury to work and raise their growing family. Bernie was in the manufacturing industry for many years, holding positions in 3M in St. Paul, Minn., and Walker Products, Inc., Glastonbury, manufacturers of chalk, bulletin boards, and visual aids, which she owned and served as president for 32 years.

Bernadine enjoyed her life by raising her family and spending time traveling, reading, shopping, and relaxing with family and friends in Connecticut; Delray Beach, Fla.; and Newport, R.I. She was a member of the National Duckpin Bowling league from 1983 to 2007. She was a kind, generous, and patient woman and was known by her children as "the greatest mom," and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children Charles Brock Jr. and wife Lisa of East Hampton, Conn., Carrie Brock of Manchester, Conn., Holly Troy and husband Steven of Hebron, Conn., Jay Brock of Glastonbury, Linda Connors and husband Michael of Norwich, Conn., Paul Brock of Glastonbury, and Maura Jean of Glastonbury; her grandsons, Charles III, Trevor, Ryan, and Brendan, and granddaughter, Emily; as well as many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Bernadine was predeceased by a daughter, Laura; brothers Lawrence and Gregory Simon of Hastings; and a sister, Rita Morgan of Muskogee, Okla.

Bernie's family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks for their efforts and kindness to the staff at the VNA of Glastonbury and to the many healthcare professionals she met along the way.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at St Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Rd., Glastonbury, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 146, Memphis, TN 38148, or to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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