Bernice Trapani

Bernice Caroline (Blind) Trapani died on September 6, 2012 at her home in Roxbury.
She was born on March 11, 1924 and raised by her parents, Frederick and Julia (Cheshire) Blind in Shavertown. She attended Andes High School before moving to Brooklyn when the Pepacton Reservoir was built.

A graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School and St. Catherine’s School of Nursing, Mrs. Trapani earned a R.N. degree in 1945. She married Louis J. Trapani, in 1946. They met during WWII while she was playing second base on the all-women’s baseball team, which Mr. Trapani managed.
They resided in Northport for 30 years before retiring in Roxbury in 1984. Mrs. Trapani was predeceased by her husband of 61 years and several sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her loving children, Lou of Rhinebeck, and Catherine of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her only surviving sister, Myrtle Schatzle, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. and Mrs. Trapani were committed to volunteerism and community service. They volunteered at Kirkside and were active in Senior Citizens and the local chapter of the Grumman Retirees Group.
Calling hours were held on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury.

A service was held at 11a.m. on Monday Sept. 10, 2012 at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church with the Reverend Richard Dykstra presiding.

A private interment was held in the Roxbury Cemetery.
Donations may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.