In Memory of




Obituary for Joanna Bernier (Boyko)

Joanna M. Bernier, 74, of Somers, formerly of Enfield, entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital. Joanna was born on September 10, 1946, the loving daughter to the late Elephege and Veronica Lavoie. She grew up in Windsor Locks and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Enfield. Joanna loved visiting the Enfield Senior Center where she was active in their activities including concerts with her best friend Scottie and enjoying a game of scrabble with her friends. She was an avid reader and adored Disney, especially Mickey Mouse. Joanna and her beloved husband of 43 years, the late William Bernier, made many wonderful memories on the vacations and cruises they shared together. Joanna's greatest joy in life was the time she spent with her family, especially with her grandchildren. Joanna is survived by her three children, Melissa Banning of Somers, William Bernier, Jr., and his wife, Michele, of Stafford, and Daniel Bernier and his wife, Jennifer, of Bellow Falls, VT; her grandchildren, Robert, Katelynn, Aaron, Alec, Austin, William III, Christian, and Colby; brothers, Anthony Boyko and Joe Lavoie; sisters, Rita Moriarty and her husband, John, and Esther Margagononi; her beloved sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Joanna was predeceased by two brothers, Michael Lavoie and Elephege Lavoie, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 am at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. A service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Hazardville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611. To leave online condolences please visit