Virginia “Ginny” Foote Berniere, 86, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Whitney Center, Hamden.  She was the wife of the late North Haven Police Chief Leno T. Berniere.  Born in North Haven on July 13, 1932.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Lowe Foote.  She was predeceased by her sister Barbara Nelson.  Ginny was the original receptionist for the Town of North Haven for 33 years until her retirement.  Mother of Robin (Salvatore) Barbagallo of Plainville, Roger (Mary Ellen) Bailey of North Haven, Becky Bailey Isom (Rick) of Sarasota, FL, Sheila (Charlie) DeMartino, Nancy (Skip) Raffile of North Haven and Patti (Jim) Gray of Moultonborough, NH.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Sunday evening at 6:00 with the Rev. Scott Morrow officiating.  Family and friends may call from 3:00 until the time of the service at 6:00 pm.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489