ROCKPORT: Shirley Phyllis Bernard, 86, wife of the late Robert A. Bernard, died Friday morning January 22, 2016 in the Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center in Rockport. She was born in Newton on July 22, 1929 to the late Alfred and Gladys (Lamport) Seymour. She graduated with honors from Waltham High School in 1947.
Mrs. Bernard was employed at the Linden Tree Inn in Rockport for 23 years until her retirement in 1991. She was a past president of the Pigeon Cove Circle.
She is survived by two sons, Karl Bernard of Magnolia, William Bernard of Rockport and a daughter, Cindy Hale, wife of Ronald Hale, of Rockport. She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mrs. Bernard's name to: the Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Avenue Rockport, MA 01966. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence to the Bernard family please go to .