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Bernadine E. Paganelli

Feb 12, 1939 - Apr 24, 2018
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Bernadine Evelyn (Geffe) Paganelli, 79, of Yakima, went home to her beloved husband Dino, and Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in her home surrounded by family. Bernadine was born February 12, 1939, to Frank and Helen (Olsen) Geffe. She graduated from Wapato High School in 1958 and then attended college.
Bernadine married Dino Paganelli, Jr. on June 18, 1960, in the Wapato Presbyterian Church. Bernadine was the matriarch of her family, always leading holidays and traditions. She was an intellectual woman who did it all, never sitting still-- gardening, sewing, knitting, painting, puzzling, etc. She was an avid sports fan, especially tennis, football, and basketball. She enjoyed smiles and laughter shared with family, friends, and her four adoring grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen Geffe, Harlan and Opal Gannon, and the love of her life, Dino Paganelli, Jr. 
Her surviving relatives are; her brother Gordon (Kay) Geffe, her daughter, Helen Marie Paganelli, her son, Gregory Dino (Kathleen) Paganelli, four grandchildren: Taylor Marie Gettman, Katie Elizabeth Paganelli, Lauren Lynn (Todd) Thomas, and Daniel Dino Paganelli. Extended family members, Kathleen (Dennis) Griggs. 
The family is grateful for and would like to thank Lisa Satkowski for her compassionate and loving care. We appreciate the wonderful services provided by Memorial Hospice, especially, Jeanie and Chaplain Dan Rogers. We also thank Sally Cantu for her passionate weekend care. 
Bernadine will be laid to rest at Terrace Heights Memorial Park with her husband Dino. A Celebration of Grammie’s Life will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 12:00pm at the Yakima Tennis Club (516 N. 35th Ave.). 
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospice or the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in c/o Brookside Funeral Home (P.O Box 1267 Moxee WA 98936). Please visit www.Brooksidefhc.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.  



Funeral Information

Funeral service

Apr 28, 2018:12:00 pm

Yakima Tennis Club

516 N. 35th Ave




Terrace Heights Memorial Park