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