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“Happy Heavenly Birthday my precious Auntie. Will miss calling you today but know you are smiling down upon us as you bask in God's Glory. You were...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Cutrera Billiot - Folsom, LA

“To my dear, sweet "Auntie Lena"...You will be missed by all of us more than words can express! Thank you for all you taught me - not only in the...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Heard - Portland, TX - Niece

“Mrs. Lena had a very long lasting and positive impression on me, I still set my table the way she insisted was correct. I think of her each time I...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Beth Callahan Hammond - NM

“Terri and Mr. Jimmy: I am so sorry that I wasn't able to be there today to pay my respects to a lady that I have know my entire life. She was in...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: tammy mcmurray written - LA

“Dear Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear of Lena's going and send my prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. She will be missed by all those who loved...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Nelwyn Landry - New Orleans, LA

“Sending my sympathy to the family in your time of grief.r ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Paulette LaSalle Rowe - MO

“My deepest sympathies to Ms. Bernauer's family. Ms. Bernauer was one of my favorite teachers and I think of her often. I loved Home Ec because of...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Helen (Kerksieck) Liveringhouse - TX

“Our deepest condolences for your family during this time of such sorrow. Mrs. Lena was the sweetest person. We will miss seeing her. In our prayers...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Jessica Hutton - Patterson, LA

“The world has lost a beautiful and elegant lady, but Heaven gained an Angel. Lena touched so many lives with her beautiful smile. Sending prayers and...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Nina Morella Harris - Patterson, LA

“Dave and I are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Lena was such a sweet, kind lady and a wonderful teacher. She will be missed by many. Our prayers...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Gwen and Dave Lowery - Patterson, LA

“Mr. Jimmy, Terri and Family The City of Patterson extends its deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of bereavement. Mrs. Lena was a wonderful...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Mayor Rodney Grogan - Patterson, LA

“What a lovely example of class that Ms. Bernauer always was for so many. Terry, I wish you and your family peace knowing she lived such a positive ...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Nolan Roberts - The Woodlands, TX

“Mrs. Bernauer was more than my Home Ec. Teacher for 4 years. For so many of us, she was our "Other Mother." I learned so many domestic skills from...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Gwen Crappell Lederfine - AR

“Ms. Bernaur was one of my favorite teachers in high school. She was always very patient and kind to me. She taught me the basics of cooking and...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Autrey Nelms - Dallas, TX

“Mrs. Bernauer was my teacher. She provided encouragement and guidance wDgrB so many times in her classroom. She could lift an eyebrow and you knew...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Martha Chauvin - Patterson, LA

“Mrs Bernauuer was such a good home economics teacher. Will always have find memories of her class. She was a true lady. Had some fun times in her...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Daniel - Patterson, LA

“For all the family and friends, please be assured of my prayers for all of you! Mrs. Lena was so kind to my late husband, Bernie and my family. When...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Charlene L Kibodeaux - CROWLEY, LA

“You have a special place in my heart because you made everyone around you better than they thought they could be. You made work and riding to...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Bodin (Calamari) - Eugene, OR

“Dear Family Members , What a blessing it was to study under Mrs. Bernauer at Patterson High School during the mid sixties. She was an excellent and...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Donna Dennis Nealy - Boone, NC

“Terri and Uncle Jimmy, so very sorry to learn of Aunt Lena's passing. She was absolutely the sweetest lady in the world. My mama just loved her so!...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Saucier - Picayune, MS

“My prayers are offered for Mrs. Bernauer and her family. She was such a special person. Loved her as a teacher. I had the honor of being a student of...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Sandra Bonds Roberie - Berwick, LA

“ Jimmy and Terri, Lena will forever be in my heart. She was such a gift to all of us and I treasure every moment I spent around her. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Miikie Lipari - Windsor, CT

“Our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May she rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console your hearts...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: ~ the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Funeral services for Lena Cutrera Bernauer, age 88, a native and lifelong resident of Patterson, will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian burial. She will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Rex Broussard will be the Celebrant for the Mass, with Fr. Herb Bennerfield and Fr. Angelo Cremaldi concelebrating. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at the church from 9:00 am until time of service.

Lena was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. Having taught school for 37 years, she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary educational sorority. She was also a lifelong member of the Patterson Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, James "Jimmy" Bernauer; and one daughter, Terri Bernauer Burnside and her husband Wolfgang, all of Patterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gaetano and Josephine Catalinotto Cutrera; two brothers, Lucien "Loppy" Cutrera and Luke "Dete" Cutrera.

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