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Father William Bernacki, O.P. 1924 - 2018


Father Bernacki circa 1980

Fr. James Marchionda, O.P., Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great, has informed the Fenwick Community that Rev. William J. Bernacki, O.P., 93, passed away early on Sunday morning, May 13, 2018. As many of us will remember, Father Bernacki was a Fenwick Friar for more than 40 years: a revered teacher, coach, president-principal, life trustee and hall of fame recipient of Fenwick High School. He also was the consummate ambassador for Fenwick and a powerful witness to the Friar mission. 

Read more about Fr. Bernacki here


Services for Fr. William Bernacki, O.P.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church
1530 Jackson Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
Tuesday, May 22nd
8:45 a.m.          Reception of the Body
9:00 a.m.         Morning Prayer—Office of the Dead Followed by Visitation
10:30 a.m.        Funeral Mass


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