Brian James Bernardi, 36, of Aurora, formerly of Ladd, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, following a year and a half long battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Peru, with Fr. Matthew Lamoureux of the St. Patrick Church, Yorkville and Fr. John Baptist of St. Joseph Church, Peru, Con-Celebrating. Interment will follow in the Ladd Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday in the Fiocchi Funeral Home Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Brian was born on July 23, 1982 in Spring Valley, to James and Margaret (Spayer) Bernardi. He was a Class of 2000 graduate of Hall High School and graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2005.
He married Sarah Christmann on September 22, 2007, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Peru. He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Yorkville.
He is survived by: his wife, Sarah Bernardi of Aurora; his son, Flynn at home; his parents, Margaret and James Bernardi of Ladd; his maternal grandfather, Stanley Spayer of DePue; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Barbara Bernardi of Ladd; his siblings, Benjamin (Rebecca) Bernardi of North Aurora, Brianna (Matthew) Rebholz of Peru, and Sara (Troy) Burd of Spring Valley; and 7 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Wilma Spayer.
Memorials may be directed to his family.