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Mitzi Virginia Bernatzky.
Mitzi Virginia Bernatzky.

Mitzi Virginia Bernatzky, 88, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at Autumn Care of Shallotte.

She was born in Huntington, New York on Aug. 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Nicola Guarini and Matilde Everding Guarini. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert William Bernatzky and a son, Robert Bernatzky.

Mrs. Bernatzky was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 7288 in Calabash.

Surviving are two sons, David Bernatzky of Mastic Beach, New York and Andrew Bernatzky of Ocean Isle Beach; two daughters, Christine Werner and husband Michael and Suzanne James, both of Ocean Isle Beach; a daughter-in-law, Mareen Manning of Amhurst, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren, Nicole Reed and husband Ronnie, Jennifer Werner, Christopher Werner and wife Kristen, Jason James and wife Megan, Bryan James and wife Jenny, Colin Bernatzky and Kelly Bernatzky; five great-grandchildren, Thomas Reed, Michael Reed, Jase Matthew Werner, Jack Henry James and Brooklyn Werner; a sister-in-law, Joy Guarini of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at White Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel, 3660 Express Drive in Shallotte, with the Rev. John Causey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Paws Place, Inc., 3701 Boiling Spring Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461.

Please leave online condolences to the family at White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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