Mr. Bernard P. Luciani, age 80, of Pittsfield passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born in Pittsfield on January 23, 1940, Mr. Luciani was the son of the late Mary Frederico and Michael Luciani. He was educated in the Pittsfield Schools and went to work at a young age. Bernie joined and served 6 years in the MA Army National Guard with an honorable discharge in March of 1963. While he was in the Army National Guard, Bernie was also working at BMC. He retired from the hospital as a boiler engineer in 2000 after 39 dedicated years of service.
Mr. Luciani was an Expert Rifleman and competed in many archery tournaments over the years. He loved hunting and fishing and also enjoyed bowling and going to the casinos. As a young man, Bernie played for the hospital softball team. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports and found great joy in cheering them on from the sidelines.
Mr. Luciani married the former Mary M. Gallagher on September 3, 1960 at St. Mark’s Church in Pittsfield. This year they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to his wife Mary, Bernie is survived by their four children, Linda Tracy, Michael A. Luciani (Darlene), Beth Fye (Jim), and Daniel B. Luciani (Christina Tart) and his former daughter-in-law, Deborah Luciani. He also leaves his grandchildren, Jamie Hunt, Dan Luciani Jr., Brittani Luciani, Eddie and Sean O’Hearn, Justin, Heather, Josh and Brooke Luciani, Fredrick McKnight and Timothy Tracy Jr., five great grandchildren, Grace, Oliver, Chase, Santino and Sullivan, his sister Maryanne Beals (Bob) and many nieces and nephews. Bernie was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Daniel Luciani, three sisters, Gloria Evanchuck, Florina Martin, and Eleanor Hall, his son-in-law, Timothy Tracy, and his step-grandson, Paul Tracy.
Funeral services will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Soldier On or The Salvation Army, in care of the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home.
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