Bernice Anne (Bacon) Townsend, 88, of Tonawanda, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Born in Tonawanda, NY on August 29, 1925, she was the daughter of the late George and Beatrice Bacon.
She was a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi School and Mount St. Mary Academy and was a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. She was active in the Lioness Club of the Tonawandas, DeGraff Hospital Auxiliary and the Riviera Theatre, where she volunteered for many years and served on the Board of Directors.
She was married on September 1, 1945 to Duane A. Townsend, Sr., who passed away in September 1994. Loving mother of Nancy (Charles Bachman) and Duane, Jr. (Christine); beloved grandmother of Victoria Rowley (Jason), Kevin and Amanda Townsend; sister of John W. Bacon, Veronica Wilbar and the late Margaret Asbury and George Bacon, Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her dear friends, Joan Miller and Elmer Hilts.
The family will be present at the Hillard Creasey Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St., Tonawanda at 10:00 AM on Monday. Please assemble at church.
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