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Lewiston's Bernice S. Dominick passes following 103rd birthday

Mon, Feb 21st 2022 12:40 pm

Bernice S. Dominick – Lewiston’s oldest living resident at age 103 – passed away following her milestone birthday.

Bernice (nee Bingham), age 103, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.

She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ruby Robinson Bingham. Her family moved to LaSalle when she was 3 weeks old, and they lived there for 25 years.

Bernice graduated from LaSalle Jr./Sr. High School on Buffalo Avenue in 1937. She went on to attend Kelly Business Institute graduating in 1939. Bernice was employed at E.I. Du Pont from 1939-41, and worked part time for Niagara Mohawk Schoellkopf Station – Canal Basin from 1956-61. She moved to Upper Mountain Road in 1946 and resided there for 31 years before moving to the Village of Lewiston in 1977.

She lived behind the Lewiston Museum. Members of the Historical Association of Lewiston said she was a popular neighbor.

Bernice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston since 1955. She also was a member of the Lewiston National Society and a support staff member of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.

She is survived her daughter, Joan L. (Late Ben) Sheusi, and her son, Craig R. Dominick; her grandchildren: Stephanie and Jonathan Sheusi; and by several nieces and nephews. Bernice is predeceased by her brothers, Gerald (the late Dorothy) and Alfred Doug Bingham.

A memorial service will be held in the church at a later date. Her inurnment is in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.

Professional arrangements were entrusted to Hardison Funeral Homes Inc. Visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com to see the tribute wall.

To plant a tree in Bernice’s memory, visit the Tribute Store.

Bernice S. Dominick (Photo courtesy of Hardison Funeral Home)

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