Genevieve Bernardi died Feb. 20, 2013, at the age of 84.
Mrs. Bernardi was a lifelong resident of Madera County, and a resident of Oakhurst for 28 years.
She was born June 5, 1928 in Madera to Ettore and Mary Montanari Baraldi.
Mrs. Bernardi and husband Ferd opened and operated Bernardi Equipment Rental in Oakhurst for 18 years.
She was active member of Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Oakhurst; was a member of the Lady Elks Sierra Oakhurst Lodge # 2704; and enjoyed gardening, growing roses, drawing, and attending social activities.
Mrs. Bernardi is preceded in death by husband of 51 years, Ferd Bernardi.
She is survived by children James Bernardi and wife Valerie of Oakhurst, Janet Whitaker and husband Tom of Madera, Joanne Hyman and husband David of El Dorado Hills; sister Alice Giannetta of Fresno; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A visitation with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held Feb. 26 at Jay Chapel in Madera.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church in Oakhurst. An interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Oakhurst.
Remembrances may be made to Ladies of the Elks, 42484 Highway 41 P.O. Box 2569, Oakhurst CA 93644.