Bernadette "Bernie" V. Cruz Taitague

Born: Fri., Jul. 16, 1948
Died: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017


10:30 AM to 11:15 AM, Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church


2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


2:40 PM Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Location: Funck's Family Restaurant

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Bernadette “Bennett” V. Cruz Taitague

She Enjoyed Life -

Bernadette “Bennett” or “Bernie” V. Cruz Taitague, age 69, of Shiremanstown, and formerly of Guam, was called home to her eternal resting place on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  Bennett was born on Friday, July 16, 1948, in Yigo, Guam to the late Ignacio Cruz Cruz and Victoria Torres Finona Cruz.  In addition to her parents, Bennett is joined in her new life those who have gone before her, including her four siblings: David I. F. Cruz, Teresita M. and Francisco A. Cruz, Benito Paul Cruz, and Jose S.A. Leon Guerrero; her siblings-in-law: Francisco Cruz, Gregorio R. Taitague; Henry Blas, and Alex Diaz; and her aunts and uncles: Vincente T. and Maria Q. Finona, Vincenta and Felipe Roberto, Eliza F. Unpingco, Jose and Ignacia Finona, Concepcion F. and Adrian “Nito” Cristobal, Esperanza F. Camacho, Remedios and Jose Sablan, Juan I. and Maria Cruz, Rosa C. and Lourdes C. Cruz, Florencio Fejeran, Vicente and Nativadad S. Cruz, Ana and Jose Tenorio, Delores and Lee Roy Mincey, and Manual and Yolanda Cruz.

Bennett will always be remembered in the hearts of her family which include her loving husband of 47 years, John Roberto Taitague; her beloved son, James Kirk Taitague and his companion, Christina Charfauros, of Mechanicsburg; her grandson, Ryan James Taitague; her 11 siblings and spouses: Joseph and Teresita Mesa Cruz, George and Delia Cruz, Ignacio and Naomi Cruz, Edward V. F. Cruz, Dorothy C. and Stewart Bevins, Jovita Leon Guerrero, Frances P. Cruz, Isabel Mendiola Cruz, Carmen Cristobal, Father Adrian Cristobal, John and Remy Cristobal; her seven siblings-in-law and spouses: Ortha Stephenson, Greg and Millie Taitague, Robert and Priscilla Avvisato, Ray and Julie Flood, Conrad and Cathie Pilcher, Joseph and Cheryl Taitague, Fred and Victoria Taitague; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bennett retired from the Government of Guam, where she served as the administrative services officer.  Prior to that and for the majority of her working years, Bennett served the United States Federal Government in various clerical positions.  She was always career orient and dedicated to her job.  Bennett was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg since she moved to the area in 2009.  She loved to bake and cook; her family always looked forward to indulging in her homemade meals.  Bennett liked being outside and tending to her plants, garden, and flowerbeds.  She enjoyed life and loved to go out and dance, especially in her younger years.  The most important thing to Bennett was her family.  She loved having them around and cherished the time she spent with her son, James, and her grandson, Ryan.  They were her life and Bennett was fortunate to have them and she never took a single day with them for granted.

All are welcome to join Bennett’s family at her viewing on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until time of casket closing at 11:15 a.m. and then followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. all at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Rev. Augustine Joseph celebrating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville.  Honored to be pallbearers are: James Taitague, Jonathon Bevins, Nathaniel Bevins, Kenneth Avvisato, Robert Avvisato, Joseph I. Cruz, and George F. F. Cruz.  Bennett’s family invites everyone to join them for a reception at Funck's Family Restaurant immediately following the burial.

Bennett’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bennett’s full obituary, view her portrait, and sign her official guest book at

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Janet Reyes
   Posted Sun November 12, 2017
Condolences on the loss of your loved one. May she rest in peace.

Frances & David Aquino of Las Vegas, Nevada
   Posted Sun November 12, 2017
Our Sincerely Condolences to Nino John and God Brother James;

Nina Bennett, we dearly love you and be missed but remembering your beautiful smiles and Cherish memories in our heart. Nina "Going Home" 🙏🙏 When God calls home, His angels come to take them by the hand, leading them along a shining path into a place of peace and light. Home at last, they see the Lord open His arms, welcoming you with a smile into the everlasting joy and peace that is His love.
As the Lord welcomes your loved one home to perfect peace, and may He also comfort you and lead you through your sorrow. Now, your resting peacefully and no more pains.
Nina we love you always and until we
meet again, Amen

Antoinette Blas Cuddy
   Posted Mon November 13, 2017
Uncle John, James and Ryan; our deepest thoughts are with you during this time and prayers for Auntie Bernie are continuous. The woman who loved you all for the life she lived will never be released or abandoned. It is unfortunate that the hugs Auntie Bernie gave will no longer be physical. But her sweet words of love regardless if it was sarcastic or just out of concern should always be remembered. Her voice, never let go of and when you need her I believe she will be there always as she has.

With love and prayers,
Antoinette (Blas), John, Katie & Olivia Cuddy

Helen chargualaf Adams (Eileen sis)
   Posted Wed November 15, 2017
My deepest sympathy & condolences to the Taitague family.


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