Wrisley Funeral Home
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Bernice M. Duda

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 27th, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery. Calling Hours will be Wed. from 4 to 7:00PM at the funeral home

         Whately, Mass.- Bernice M. Duda, 98, of Long plain Road, Whately, , the town’s oldest resident, died Saturday night, April 22,2017, at home after a period of declining health. She was born in South Deerfield, Oct. 3, 1918, the daughter of Henry Jacob and Patrena (Slonus) Podlesny. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Greenfield High School, Class of 1937. In Early years she worked at Woolworths 5&10, McCallums and the Greenfield Textile.


       She was married to Paul J. Duda Oct.12, 1939 in Sacred Heart Church, Greenfield. All their married life was spent in Whately. Paul predeceased her, May 15, 2010. Bernice was a retired lab technician at the University of Massachusetts., Amherst. Bernice and her husband Paul in early years engaged in tobacco and vegetable produce. Her hobbies included sewing, rug hooking and braiding. She was a former member of St. James Church.


         She is survived by 2 sons, Paul Duda Jr. and his wife Florence of Boca Raton, Fla. And Ronald Duda and his wife Karen of Whately. Four grandchildren; Kevin Duda of Wayland, Kenneth and Katelyn of Conway, James Duda and Laura of Fla. And Nicole Duda. Four great-grandchildren; Alexis and Bryce Duda, Aston and Bryce Duda.


           Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 27th, at 9:15AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery. Calling Hours will be Wed. from 4 to 7:00PM at the funeral home.


           Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com