Obituary of Corina Bernal
Corina Bernal was the 5th child of a total of 8 children born to Ruben Peralta Bernal and Ramona Estrada Bernal. She was born March 12, 1960 in El Centro, Ca. For the 1st 10yrs of her childhood, she traveled with her Father back and forth from Calexico to Salinas and vice versa due to Seasonal Farm Work. Most of Corina’s cousins reside in Calexico and it was always a party when they’d arrive in Calexico. Eventually, she remained in Salinas for the duration of her teen and adult years with a few minor ephemeral City stops. Here she met Ismael Alvarado, a guitarist of the New Miracles Band, with whom she bore her two daughters, Delilah and Vanessa. Their relationship lasted but a few years, and soon after,she met Francisco Torres (Paco) who became a staple, and an important addition to the Bernal Family, also known as “Tio” Paco. Corina swam in adventure with Paco and was pushed to excel; she found herself “living life” with Dance Competitions, Family Camping, Rafting, Celebrations both grand and humble, introductions to Delicious Delicacies, becoming Restaurant Owners, and even pursued Cosmetology and Dentistry Diplomas, etc.
Oppositely, Corina felt her first loss, when her Brother Ruben passed away many years ago, soon after her Father Ruben went to be with the Lord, yet again a few years later a major irreparable loss hit home when her first born Delilah passed away in 2010, once more when she didn’t think she could take any more loss, the sting of Tio Paco leaving us was felt throughout the entire Bernal Family, and lastly Corina’s youngest brother Ernest took his leave earlier this year. Corina held strong holding together the shattered pieces of her heart until finally flights of Angels led her to her rest on September 8th, 2021. She spent her last year of life with her new partner Juan in Bakersfield. Although she lost her life in a tragic way, She is now with her Loved Ones in Paradise. The Bernal family and everyone who loved her and were Blessed to have had a close relationship with her, are forever more indelibly marked by the loss of such an unforgettable human being. You will forever be in our hearts Mom, Eternally and Unceasingly.
Corina is survived by her Mother Ramona Bernal, Daughter Vanessa Aldaco and Son-In-Law Gus Aldaco, her 4 Grandchildren - Uriahand Wife Joy Aldaco, Unity Aldaco, Katana Aldaco, and Edward Ordonez, as well as her Sisters Lupe (Millie) Monjaraz, Leticia Bernal, Veronica Bernal, and Regina Bernal, her Brother Raymond Bernal, and lastly, her Sister-In-Law Yolanda Bernal.
A visitation will take place on Thurs. September 30th from 1pm-5pm with a Funeral Service beginning at 3pm at Healey Mortuary Chapel in Salinas. On Friday, October 1st her burial will take place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Prunedale at 12:30pm.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Corina Bernal, please visit Tribute Store