— Bernard L. Barriere, Jr. 76, a resident of Hewitt Drive, passed away Tuesday November 27, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Bernard was born in Pittsfield, MA on February 10, 1942 the son of the late Bernard L. Barriere, Sr. and Norma Stossel. He attended Pittsfield High School. Bernard worked in the automobile business as a car dealer for many years.
He loved country singer Willie Nelson and his band, He and Wille were longtime friends, and attended many of his concerts over the years. He enjoyed antiques and attending antique auctions. He was also a movie buff and had a great interest in the film industry. His true passion was spending time with his family and friends at his cabin in White Creek, NY.
Bernard is survived by his children Bernard L. Barriere, III of North Bennington and Colleen Fleck and her husband Sigmund of Malvern, PA, step children Daniel Bona and his wife Teri Hazelton of Otis, MA and Elizabeth Barnhill and her husband Jack of Petersburg, NY, brothers Thomas Barriere of Pittsfield, MA and Robert Barriere of McAllen, TX, and sister Linda Barriere of Lee, MA., seven grandchildren, Jazmine Alibozek, Emilyn Bona, Maggie Bona, Blake and Maxx Barnhill, and Nolan and Kyle Fleck and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Bona Barriere who passed away August 6, 2008, step-son Jake Bona and brothers John and Richard Barriere, and sister Marie Barriere.
A mass of Christian death and burial was celebrated Saturday Morning, December 1st, 10:30, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington. Interment followed in the family lot in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, MA. Visiting hours was held Friday Nov. 30 from 4-7pm at Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Bernard’s memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Center, c/o Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201.