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Bernardino E, Alonso

Born: Thu., May 24, 1934
Died: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 17, 2020
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Tue., Aug. 18, 2020
Location: Pomierski Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

9:45 AM Tue., Aug. 18, 2020
Location: Blessed Sacrament:St Peter & Paul

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Bernardino Alonso Espinosa (Berna or Benito) of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 86.  He was surrounded by his beautiful wife (Linda) and children, Angela Alonzo-Onate (Manny), Jesse Alonzo (Valencia), Rose Cavazos (George), Joe Alonzo (Laura), George Alonzo (Yolanda) and Veronica Ivan (Joe).  He was a proud and doting grandfather to Jesse Jr., Dakota, Sarah, Ricardo, Rachel, Cristian, Gabriela, Sophie, Olivia and Chloe.   Berna was born in Cupareo, Guanajuato, Mexico on May 24, 1934 to his father, Jose Alonso and mother, Angela Espinosa.  The oldest of eight kids, he immigrated to Chicago, Illinois with his wife looking for the American dream.

He became a life-long White Sox fan when he arrived in Chicago. However, once his sons explained the game of football to him, he became an avid Bears fan who would not miss a game. He loved music and would always have his radio on while working in the garden.

Berna was a friendly, easy-going man who embraced everyone he met. He literally gave his shirt off his back to many throughout his life.  First and foremost, he was a family man at heart. He loved his wife, kids, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and grandkids.  He was the epitome of what a husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather should be.  Everyone admired the way he can start a conversation with a total stranger and he would make it feel like they knew each other for years. He saw the beauty in people and the world. He always had a smile every day, especially when the Chicago Bears won. His kindness and his love will live on through his children and grandchildren because that was how he taught and raised us.

Berna will be greatly missed by his many loved ones here on earth. He will be welcomed with open arms by God and his loved ones that have preceded him in passing.

A wake will be held on Monday, August 17th, from 6-9:00 pm and Tuesday, August 18th from 8:00AM – 9:00 AM at Pomierski & Sons Funeral Home 1059 West 32nd Street. A 9:45 am mass of Christian burial will be held immediately after at Sts. Peter & Paul Church. A private burial will be held for immediate family only.


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Tony Chavez
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020
Our most sincere condolences to the entire Alonso family. Mr. Alonso will be missed by many. We will always cherish the many fond memories with Mr Alonso at various family gatherings throughout the Chicagoland area over the years. He always made you feel welcome and always had a smile whenever we saw him.
We feel your loss and please accept our most sincere condolences.
Tony, Brenda, Isabella, Alexa and Max

Agustina Villagomez
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020
Siento un gran profundo dolor en mi pecho por la perdida de una gran persona y amigo. Berna fue respetuoso y amable conmigo. Compartimos muchos buenos
recuerdos de la vida. Su memoria siempre vivira en nuestros corazones. Mi
mas sincero pesame para la familia Aonzo. Que Dios les de Paz y Consuelo. Agustina Villagomez y Familia

Eloisa Mendez
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020
We are truly sorry for your loss. We offer the Alonzo family our most sincere and deepest condolences. May the soul of your Dad (Berna) Rest In Peace. God bless you and give you strength in your moment of grieving.
Stephanie Puente and Eloisa Mendez

Eloisa Mendez
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020

Spring Mixture was sent by Agustina Villagomez.

With deepest sympathy from Agustina Villagomez And Family

Claudia Camargo
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Mi más sentido pésame a la familia. En especial a mi madrina de parte mía y mis padres Luis y Águeda. Le tengo mucho que agradecer a mis padrinos por el apoyo que le brindaron a mi padres. Y en especial el cuidado que tuvieron conmigo en mi niñez. Recordare a mi padrino con su calurosa sonrisa con la que siempre me recibió. En mente y corazón los acompaño en su pérdida. Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de compartir su despedida.

Lucille Trostel
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Sincerest sympathy to your family. My prayer are with your family during this difficult time.
Lucille T.

María Tovar- Herrera
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Jesse and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you all strength to make it through this difficult time.
The Herrera Family (Maria, Lisette, Rene Jr. and Rene Sr.)

Sandra Silva
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met your dad but the way you talked about him I knew that he was a great man! You always spoke highly of him and I know that you will miss him dearly. But know that all the memories that you have of him will live in your heart forever! Again my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sandra Silva

Fabiola Torres-Salgado
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
I am saddened by such a loss. Our families are forever joined with wonderful memories. Mr. Alonso was a kind and strong family man. To the family I wish you peace in knowing you were blessed with such love from him. May the gates of heaven be open wide for him and may his love forever be a comfort to you all. Distance does not allow me to join you but my prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Much love to you all!!!

Tom Chan
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your father. He was a big part of the family. It is hard to lose a loved one during this difficult time. He will be in my prayers.

Virginia Grosh
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
Sincere condolences to the entire Alonzo family. Special thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Alonzo. Mr. Alonzo was a special person who was a friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed. Love and Prayers, Virginia

Michael & Laura Villagomez
   Posted Mon August 17, 2020
To the Alonso Family,
My wife, son and myself send our condolences, I will always remember Berna as being kind and always welcoming into his family's home. I know he will be missed greatly by all of us.

The Villagomez Family

Annette Knief
   Posted Tue August 18, 2020
Dear Jesse and Family,

We are sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Annette, Bob, and Kelly Knief

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