Bernadette Simpson, 51, a longtime Rockaway resident, died November 8.
Simpson was born on September 25, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland and worked as a home health aide. She was a graduate of Beach Channel High School.
Simpson was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Simpson.
She is survived by her father, Hammie Simpson; children, Edwin Rivera, Renna Rivera and Angelina Peruciel; grandchildren, Dominique, Hahill, Jada, Aaliyah, Amya, Kimora, Jonathan and Jayaina; sister, Lisa Simpson; brothers, Bobby, Wayne and Theron Simpson; daughter-in-law, Yaniry Rivera; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Disposition took place at St. Michael’s Crematory, East Elmhurst, New York.