Bernice Jegroo

Bernice Agatha Jegroo

Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Bernice Agatha Jegroo passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, due to respiratory failure. She was 79 years old. She was born on October 28, 1940 in Guyana, South America to Christopher and Mary Raghubar. She was married to Simon Peter Jegroo, who preceded her in death in 2008.

Bernice loved to dance, dine at great restaurants, good wine, her garden and especially jewelry; she wore the best accessories. For over 30 years, Bernice worked in the fashion industry in New York City. She was an excellent seamstress and pattern maker. She had a natural flair for fashion and enjoyed starting a trend. She had an amazing ability to start a conversation with anyone and make him or her feel special.

Bernice was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She would spend hours talking to her children about life experiences and about becoming the best they could be. She taught them to believe in themselves and stressed the importance of education.

She adored her grandchildren and took advantage of any opportunity to be with them. They gave her such joy and she showered them with love.

Bernice was the beloved mother of Bernadette, Trevor and Priya.
She was a devoted grandmother to Raushan, Adam, Ashoka, Nadira, Anisa and Sanaya. Dear sister to Maurice, Bonnie, Lloyd, Frances, Peter, Benedict, Joseph, the late Bernard, Shirley, Julie, and Theresa; in addition to many nieces and nephews.

Bernice will forever be remembered as a loving mother, devoted grandmother, and cherished friend to many. Although our hearts are heavy, we will continue to celebrate her life and know that she will be watching over us from heaven.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Torregrossa- 79th street
    1305 79th st.
    BROOKLYN, NY 11228
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:30am
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    526 59th st.
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  • Interment

    Cemetery of the Holy Rood
    111 Old Country Rd,
    WESTBURY, NY 11590
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Teresa, Mangal & family, LLOYD, NEEL, DIANE,ROMONA & FAMILY, and other have sent flowers to the family of Bernice Agatha Jegroo.
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Ana Bruno

Posted at 08:55pm
My condolences to the family:

It’s not easy to loose the one we love but God in he’s wisdom gave us hope through the scriptures.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Says “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord JesusChrist the father of tender
mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so so that we may be able to comfort
others in any sort of trials with the comfort that we receive from God.”
May the family have peace and endurance.

Ana Bruno

Bonnie Raghubar

Posted at 05:56pm
To Bernadette/Fazir & Family. Priya/Karl & Family. Ashoka and Family. Take Heart and solace in the lasting memories you've shared throughout your life with your Mom. She will be dearly missed by my Family. My sister was a source of inspiration to all who came in contact with her. As an Aunt to our children, Suzanna, Mark & Kimberly she was a great mentor. Chris and I will miss the great moments shared during our lives in Guyana and the frequent trip to Brooklyn, NY since the late 70s.
We pray for her Soul to enjoy eternal happiness.
May you All be Blessed with Strength & Guidance to continue life in Joy and happiness.

From: Bonnie and Chris

Juliette Raghubar

Posted at 09:14pm
My dearest Sister Bernice,
I am filled with sorrow that you are no longer with us. But I am comforted with special memories of our time together. In particular, I remember fondly our annual pre-Christmas shopping in Georgetown when we were teens. We bought treats and goodies for our family. This tradition continued after you were married until I left home in 1962. Even though we were in different countries, we maintained a special connection. You were my confidante and I will always be grateful for your support and love. God bless you my dear Sister Bern. May God keep you in the palm of his hands. Love always, Julie.

With love from Auntie Julie

Posted at 09:00pm
Dear Bernadette, Trevor, and Priya, May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Rick Rohoman

Posted at 06:49pm
While the last time I think I saw Sister Bernice was when I was just a small boy, I remember hearing about what a wonderful person she was from my mom (Aunty Hannah), Aunty Rosy, and Sister Shirl.

My family and I share in this great loss to the Raghubars, and we offer our prayers for Sister Bern's everlasting happiness in Heaven with all the loved-ones who have gone before her. We also send our love and comforting thoughts to the entire family, including Bernadette, Trevor, and Priya.

-Rick, Cathy, Anjali & Aidan

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