Berna G. Ayala, age 82

of Hanover

Berna G. Ayala, age 82

Berna G. (Fernandez) Ayala, age 82, of Hanover, died peacefully, Friday, August 6, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Berna was born in Santa Rosa, Misiones, Paraguay, and was raised and educated in Argentina. She immigrated to the United States in 1966, settling in Rockland. She had lived in Hanover for the past thirty-four years.

Berna was a talented tailor and worked alongside her husband, Antonio “Tony”, for many years.

She loved gardening. Most of all, she was devoted to her family.

Beloved wife for sixty-two years of Clemente A. “Tony” Ayala.

Devoted mother of Graciela B. Bass and her husband Dennis of Hanover, the late Horacio D. Ayala and his late wife Charlene, and the late Claudio A. Ayala.

Loving grandmother of Antonio Ayala, LaShawna Ayala and her husband Ruben Estraca, Ashlee Ayala, Nicholas Ayala and his wife Meghan, Katarina Bass, and Braxton Bass.

Cherished great grandmother of Emma, Victoria, Kingston, Lucy, Michaela, Jacob, Emma, Aubrey, Nicholas, Jr., and Hannah Rose.

One of six siblings, she was the dear sister of Rubi Fernandez of Argentina. Berna is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, August 9, from 5-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, Hanover, on Tuesday, August 10, at 9 a.m. Interment private.

For those who wish, donations in Berna’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • The initial steps of a 1st-generation immigrant coming to America at a young age by himself, are not the easiest, unless you were too lucky to run into INA (Berna) AYALA. In the early 80‘s she took me in and loved me, like one of her own children. Eternal love and gratitude to you, RIP.