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Victor Silvio Berni ’42

Published in Apr. 21, 2004, issue

Vic died Jan. 5, 2003, in Barrington, R.I. He was 84.

He prepared at the Riverdale Country School in NYC. At Princeton, Vic achieved honors in modern languages, won the William Koren Memorial Prize in Italian Language and Literature, earned a major letter on '42's league championship 150-lb. football team, and was a member of Dial Lodge.

In 1947, Vic married Luceal B. Welsh. They had two children, Victor Wells and Marea.

After WWII service as captain in anti-aircraft artillery, Vic joined W. R. Grace's treasurer's staff and spent two years in Colombia in project management. Most of Vic's businees career, however, was in financial counseling. Eventually he joined Naess & Thomas, where he rose to partner and director of research. In retirement he was very active in the senior centers and VFW posts in Greenwich, Conn., and Barrington. Many seniors and veterans recall gratefully his help in managing their finances.

Our gregarious classmate enjoyed family, friends, and his vocation. Vic was a passionate jazz enthusiast, loved a hard tennis match, and was a loyal supporter of his alma mater. We shall miss him.

To Luceal, Victor Wells, Marea, other nearest of kin, and Vic's many friends, the class extends its deepest condolences.

The Class of 1942

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