Paul M. Bersani

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Service Information
St Joseph's Catholic Church
6600 Highland Dr
Vancouver, WA 98661
Funeral Mass
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Vancouver, WA
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Following Services
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Vancouver, WA
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Memorial service
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Thecla
6725 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL
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February 28, 1958 ˜ January 9, 2019

Paul M. Bersani, 60, passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. He was born to Joseph and Gloria Bersani in Chicago, IL on February 28, 1958. Paul grew up in a large Irish-Italian family and had eight siblings, including his twin Gloria.
In 1987 he met the love of his life, Barbara Peterson, in Chicago and were married December 1989 in Sunriver, OR. They moved to Vancouver in 1992 where they started their family.
He was very proud of his Italian heritage and could often be found cooking or making pasta “gravy” for his family and friends. Paul was an avid hockey fan, and played goalie until he was 50. He loved the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs, and attended Game 3 of the historical World Series with his son.
He was best known for welcoming his family and friends into his home for meals, always toasting to La Familia.
Paul is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Bersani; son, Stephen (Rudi); daughter, Anna; and grandson, Grayson. He is also survived by his siblings Patty (Ted), Christine (Rich), Elaine (Fred), Joseph (Brenda), Gloria (Dean), Michael (Sharon), Tony (Tammy), Margaret (Jim), and 50+ nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Vancouver. A reception will follow immediately after. A memorial will also be held February 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at St. Thecla, 6725 W Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60631.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 13, 2019
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