Bernardo Duro


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Saint Barbara Church
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Bernardo Duro


Bernardo “Bernie” Duro, a retired electrician /Laborer, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  He was 60 years old.  Bernie was born in Naples Italy.  He was the son of Alexander and Nora Caiani. He grew up in Medford and was a 1979 graduate of Medford High School.  He worked most of his career as an electrician along side his father at A.B. Caiani Electric in Medford doing both residential and commercial electrical work. 

Bernie was a man who always placed the needs and welfare of his family and friends first.  His friend, Domenic, introduced his sister, Maria, to Bernie on Thanksgiving of 1986 and their romance blossomed.  They were married in 1989 and settled in Woburn in 1991.  At first, Bernie could be quiet and reserved.  He was an avid reader, a bit of a home body, enjoyed working in his garage workshop, and keeping up with local and national politics.  He enjoyed woodworking and he enjoyed refurbishing and repurposing furniture.  He could take an old bureau and make it an beautiful bathroom vanity.  He would  work in his garden only to share his harvest with family, friends, and neighbors.  He loved being in his kitchen baking apple pies and bread.  When he was with family and friends, he could light up the room with his quick wit, humor, and boisterous laugh.  He had a huge heart of gold.  He was the person who would call a friend who might be going through a difficult time and chat for hours.  He was known of his countless  private acts of kindness and willing to lend a helping hand unbeknownst to his family. His sudden passing is difficult for those who loved him to accept.  But there will always be a special place in their hearts and minds for the man they loved.

Bernie was the loving husband of 31 years of Maria (LaBella) Caiani of Woburn.  He was the loving and supportive father of Chiara Duro-Caiani of Woburn.  He was the son of the late Alexander and Nora Caiani and son-in-law of the late Antonio and Assunta LaBella.  He was the brother of Maria Bunten and her husband David Bunten of North Reading.  He was also survived by his nephew David Bunten Jr. of Melrose and many friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Wednesday, October 7 from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home on Thursday, October 8 at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with a Funeral Mass at St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m.  For online guestbook, video tribute, obituary, and live streaming of the funeral mass see



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