Rochester - born on August 20, 1923 in Rochester, New York, to the late Joseph S. Zolnierowski and the late Agnes Zolnierowski, passed away at age 94 on May 20, 2018 in Rochester.
Bernice was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Czebatul; brothers, Edward and Joseph Zolnierowski. She is survived by her husband, John Drdul; daughter Eileen Aleo (Joseph); son, Thomas (Sandy); stepson James Gurski (Peggy); stepdaughter, Tricia Zbyrowski (Hank); sisters, Helen Roesser, Frances Chmiel (Gene), Phyllis Williams (Don); brother-in-law Dick Gagné, sisters-in-law Laney Stever and Jean Montgomery; adored grandchildren, Cyndy Aleo, Tricia Furphy (Tom), Deanna Baker, Tom Czebatul, Brian Cawley (Carol), Matt Cawley (Kalah), Douglas Cawley, Christine Lindeman (Eric), Yvonne Guurski; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Ava Baker; Jay, Sullivan, Maddox and Luisa Carreira, Ben, Adam, and Audrey Furphy; many beloved nieces and nephews and numerous extended family and friends.
Bernice was a graduate of Franklin High School, retiree of Rochester Products, and member of UAW Local 1097. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Cottage 400 at Park Ridge Living Center for the excellent care they gave to Bernice.
Family will receive friends Thursday (May 24th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated (May 25Th) 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church Greece, 2400 West Ridge Road. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to WGMC 90.1 FM Polka Bandstand or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her memory. For more information or to sign Bernice’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.
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