Bernadette "Bernie" Brittingham

Saturday January 30, 2021
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Bernadette "Bernie" Brittingham

Wilmington - Bernadette "Bernie" Brittingham, age 83, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Bernie graduated from Wilmington High School. She was a dedicated and loyal tax preparer for H&R Block for over 40 years. Bernie was a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church where she was a member of the Holy Rosary Society. She was a board member of the Claymore Senior Center and was a member of the New Castle County Irish Society and the Women's Club. Bernie was avid bowler at Pleasant Hill Lanes.

Bernie enjoyed traveling and spending time at the beach with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid college and pro football fan. Bernie was a wonderful and caring friend and neighbor to many people and will be dearly missed.

Bernie was preceded in death by her husband Raymond H. "Sonny" Brittingham in 1989; her second husband, Frank Sklodowski in 2012; her parents, Casimir and Josephine Smolka and her sister, Mary McCollum.

Survivors include her children, Bernadette Shutt (William), and Ramona Uhrick (Edward II) and Raymond Brittingham (Sheri); her grandchildren, Bernadette Shutt, Amy Uhrick, Angelique Clements (Ben), Edward Uhrick III, William Shutt, Michael Brittingham and Benjamin Brittingham; her great grandchildren, Alena, Olivia, Noah, and Nora Ruth Clements; her sister, Cas Nagowski and her brother, Joseph Smolka.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, February 8 from 4 to 6 pm at NICHOLS-GILMORE FUNERAL HOME, 212 E. Justis St. Newport, DE 19804. Masks and social distancing will be required along with a capacity limit in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, February 9 at ST. HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington, DE 19805 where visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery.

Contributions in Bernie's memory may be made to the Claymore Senior Center, 504 S Clayton St, Wilmington, DE 19805 and New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St. Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, February 8, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
    212 East Justis Street
    Newport, DE 19804
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
    Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
    212 East Justis Street
    Newport, DE 19804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:00am
    St. Hedwig Church
    408 S. Harrison Street
    WILMINGTON, DE 19805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Leann Simcox

Posted at 11:00am
Dear Bernie thank you for always making me a part of your family as if I were. For raising amazing children and supporting their dreams. You will always be remembered and thought Of

John Wisniewski

Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Bernie,
Time moves on and waits for no one. So we go to the Lord for a change of pace. God bless you, the Brittingham, and Smolka families.

Love, John & Katy Wisniewski

Patricia Farrell

Posted at 11:26am
Dear Bernie,

I am so sorry for your loss. Love, light and peace to you and your family. Patricia Farrell

Chuck Leary

Posted at 07:55am
Ray/Sherri, I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Agnelina Burns

Posted at 01:12pm
Dear Bernie, Sending my thoughts and players to you and your family. Angelina

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