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Lena Durnein, 1930-2018


The woman who owned and operated Bottle O’ Beer with her husband has passed away.

Lena Durnein was born in Bradford and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1950. She worked for Dresser Manufacturing before marrying William Durnein in 1955.

The husband and wife team formed Bottle O’ Beer Distributors in 1964, operating it together until William’s death in 1988.

Lena Durnein was 87.

She was a member of St. Bernard Church and a member of the Catholic Women’s Club.

She is survived by three children, two daughters, Susan Peters, of Hershey, and Ann (Steve)  Livingston, of Bradford, one son, Francis (Christine Miller) Durnein, of Bradford, two brothers, Salavtore Luzzi, of Bradford, and Louis (Jane) Luzzi, of Bradford, five grandchildren, Francis, Beverly, and James Durnein, Matthew and Megan Peters, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Dominic Joseph, Alfonso, Michael and Anthony Luzzi and one sister Josephine M. Luzzi.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am Tuesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church PO Box 2394 Bradford, PA 16701 or St. Bernard Elementary School.

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