Connie Banks Bernstein

October 8, 2021

Obituaries

Norfolk—Connie Banks Bernstein of Norfolk, Va. passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, at age 95.

She is predeceased (1988) by her beloved husband Elliot Bernstein. She is survived by her three children: sons Albert and Morton Bernstein; daughter Joyce Howell; and by her seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

While raising her family she was active at Congregation Beth El and the Norfolk Garden Club.

Her family will remember the care and warmth she put into preparing family meals (and endless chocolate chip cookies) for the holidays, her tireless work in the garden of her home on Brandon Avenue where she lived for 70 years, her artistry in knitting, her love of summers at Mallory Pool and the JCC with the grandkids, and her sense of humor and sharp wit.

She treasured above all her family, and she will be missed by them and by her friends in West Ghent and Beth Sholom Village.

The family plans to remember her next year around what she loved most—a family Passover meal.

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