Genevieve (Jennie) Marie Bernacchi, 1935-2020


Genevieve (Jennie) Marie Bernacchi, 84, of Lakewood, Colo. and formerly of La Porte, Ind.,passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Genevieve was born Sept. 9, 1935 in La Porte to the late Bernard and Rose (Predz) Bym.

On Nov. 27, 1954 Genevieve married Richard Bernacchi, who preceded her in death March 27, 2016.

Genevieve was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathleen (John) Rank of Aurora, Colo.,  a son, David (Mickey) Bernacchi of La Porte; grandchildren, Kate Horst, Eric and Greg Bernacchi, and John and Lacey Rank; great-grandchildren, Anna Bella, Gabriella, Camryn, Sebastian and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter, Julie Bernacchi.

Cremation has taken place. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte, Ind. is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Julie Bernacchi to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite, 250, Dallas, Tex. 75244.

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