BERNARD A. MOISAN (1948-2021)
Bernard “Bernie” Moisan, 73, died in his home on October 31, 2021 due to complications from a stroke. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Christine (Jurgelewicz) Moisan; a son, John Moisan, his wife Nicole, their children Victor and Claudia of Leicester, MA; two daughters, Lisa Allen, her husband Robert, their son Samuel of Burlington, MA; and Jennifer D’Entremont, her husband John, their children Grace, Jack, and Lucas of Clayton, NC.
He leaves a sister-in-law, Judith Jurgelewicz of Webster, MA; three sisters and a brother: Lorraine Moisan of Taunton, MA; Madeleine Ecker and her husband Christopher of Galax, VA; Diane Huard, her husband Gerald of Bloomberg, PA, their sons Adam and Andrew; and Donald Moisan and his wife Barbara of Webster, MA, their sons Donald and Joseph.
Bernie was born in 1948 in Worcester to Joseph A.L. Moisan of Worcester and Virginia R. (Tobie) Moisan of Millbury. A 1966 graduate of St. Peter’s Central Catholic High School in Worcester, he went on to a career in accounting. He worked full time while attending night school for 8 years to earn his BA in Business Administration from Worcester State College in 1975 and then his MBA from Anna Maria in 1980.
Ambitious and dedicated, he worked his way from staff accountant at Iandoli Supermarkets to CFO at OFC/NetOptix, streamlining financial operations and negotiating a multi-billion dollar acquisition. He went on to provide consulting and business development for multiple international business ventures in Asia for over 8 years.
From 2008-2011, he was a civilian contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, serving as Site Manager for 500 linguists working alongside U.S. armed forces. In 2013, Bernie and Christine retired to Clayton, North Carolina.
Bernie was a perpetual student of life, history, and culture — enthusiastically traveling and embracing cultures and cuisine from around the world. He loved music, and enjoyed playing bass in a country/rock cover band in Massachusetts. He was a big New England sports fan. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s performances in sports, theater, and dance.
Above all else, he drew strength and inspiration from his family. In true first-born style, he led by example with his dogged work ethic, integrity, and a warm sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
Donations in his name may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, www.T2T.org or The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 205B, Framingham, MA 01701, www.flutiefoundation.org
Memorial visitation 4-6:30 pm, Saturday, November 6, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com
Christine and family, we are so very to hear of Bernies passing. Our deepest sympathies, Dave & Peggy Moan
Thank you so much Peggy and Dave. I’m so glad you saw this as I didn’t have your contact information. We are doing a memorial visitation here in NC and the full service and burial in MA.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Christine and the family. I’m sure Bernie knew he was loved.
Thank you so much Evelyn. He loved working with you all. We are doing a memorial visitation here in NC and the full service and burial in MA.
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.Moisan. Thoughts and prayers to the Moisan family.
It is at times like these, looking back through all the old photographs, that I realize how much time has passed and how many people have touched my life and those of my father. Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope that you and your family are doing well.
A beautiful tribute. Prayers for comfort in this most difficult time
It’s so nice to hear from you. This has been a very trying time for us, but we are looking forward to our hometown services where we can see everyone and celebrate Dad’s life. The arrangements are in the Worcester T & G online. We hope to see you and Gerry there if you can make it. Love to you all.