Bernice Gauger

Bernice J. Gauger

Wednesday, February 22nd, 1922 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Rochester: Bernice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband, Russell, son, Dennis, granddaughter, Cheryl, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Gwen Gauger and Gail (John) Gauger-Keller, sons, Gary (Pat) Gauger and Russell Jr. (Barb) Gauger; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bernice was a teacher in the West Irondequoit school district and retired in 1979 after 35 years of teaching. She loved to bowl and did so in many bowling leagues over the years which is where she met her husband Russell when her nephew and Russell's son brought them together in a couples league. They were married on July 4th, 1970. Bernice was also a prize Scrabble player and enjoyed playing the game with her friends at St. John's Meadows and with her daughter and granddaughter when they would visit. She lived a very long and happy life and she will be missed by many.

Services will be held at a later date and Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be held privately.
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Christopher Chiesa

Posted at 03:01pm
As my fifth-grade "homeroom" teacher at Dake Middle School, Mrs. Gauger made a lifelong impression. I'm sorry to hear that she's passed, but happy to hear that she had such a full life beyond our brief overlap.

Shirley Hunt

Posted at 12:03pm
It saddens me to hear that Aunt Bernice passed away but I am sending my sympathy to her family at this crazy time in the World I always enjoyed when she came to my parents house for Sunday dinner ,she was a very interesting and intelligent woman well beyond her times ,she will be missed greatly.
With sincere Sympathy
Shirley Hunt

Gwen Gauger Posted at 07:57pm

Thank you Shirley my Mom had a good life and she was 98 so it was her time. She declined quite rapidly but she passed peacefully. We were unable to be with her due to the Corona virus but she was well cared for in a hospice setting. It was difficult not having a proper funeral with family and friends but itnis what it is in this difficult time. Gwen

Gwen Gauger Posted at 07:58pm

I meant to say we were not able to be with her at the end.

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