James Bernet

James M. "Jim" Bernet

1948 - 2021

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Obituary of James M. Bernet

James M. Bernet, 73, of Sherill, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, in Oneida Health Hospital surrounded by love after a brief struggle with lung disease. He was born on June 4, 1948, in Oneida, the son of Joseph O. and Geraldine Houseman Bernet. On September 3, 1976, Jim was united in marriage to Kathleen Touse in St. Joseph’s Church in Oneida. Jim was employed by Oneida Limited for over forty-years. For those that knew Jim knew that he was a talented drummer, guitar player, accordion player, and all-around musician, could light up a room with his jokes and storytelling, and loved his family fiercely. Jim’s family asks as a tribute to Jim to play your favorite tunes, share a funny story, and give your family an extra hug. Surviving are his loving wife of forty-four years, Kathleen Bernet; his daughters, Teresa Flagler, of Sherrill, and Lora Bodnar and her awesome husband, Edward, of Earlville; his older brother, Joseph (Gail) Bernet, of Oneida, and his younger brother and best buddy, Jeffrey (Claudia) Bernet, of NC; his three wonderful grandchildren, Christopher (Tameka) Janes, James Flagler, and Jillian Flagler; and two beloved great-grandchildren, Levi and Gemma Janes. Jim will be reuniting with his mom, Gerry Bernet; his brother, Jack Bernet; and his grandson, Michael Janes. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, there will be no family calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.ironsidefuneralhome.com.
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