Andrew Joseph Bernard
1943 - 2021
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Andrew "Andy" Joseph Bernard Jr., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away in his sleep at the age of 77 on May 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 23, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mary Katherine Rogan Bernard and Andrew Bernard, Sr. He graduated with a bachelors in multiple woodwinds, and a masters in music composition from LSU. An extremely passionate and talented musician, he could play any instrument he encountered. He is best known for composing and co-writing the #1 hit "Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)" performed by John Fred & his Playboy Band, and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. A prodigious composer, he continued to work on his music until his death. Andy is preceded in death by his father, Andrew, Sr., his mother, Mary Katherine, and his two brothers, Tommy and Billy. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his first wife, Patricia; his seven children, Andrew III, John, Paul, Daniel, Joseph, Michael and Angela; multiple grandchildren; his two sisters, Judy and Kathy, and host of long-time friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 17th, 2021 at Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home in Baton Rouge at 11 AM with visitation at 10 AM. Flowers may be sent to 1553 Wooddale Blvd, Baton Rouge, La 70806.



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Published in The Advocate from May 8 to May 17, 2021.
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May 14, 2021
Andy, you were like a dad to me, I’ll always cherish the musical magic I was honored to make with you blowing that beautiful Saxophone. So many fun memories, Thank you God for the time we had
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May 13, 2021
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Mary and Jenni
May 12, 2021
Recently Andy played with several bands and artist. Here are some of the pictures and videos.
Rod Richard Sr
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May 11, 2021
From the 5th grade and all through our high schooling, we (the band students) remained friends. Your senior year you lived with my mom and me. Your family moved to the NOLA and you wanted to graduate from Terrebonne High School. We played in our first band together and made so many memories. You made your mark in life and you will truly be missed my friend. My sincere condolences to your family and friends Andy. RIP my brother.
Stanley "Stan" Cantrelle
Friend
May 10, 2021
This was the last time I saw Andy play music!!!
Des D
May 10, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Desiree A Domio
May 10, 2021
Andy was a partner and good friend for the last year writing songs and hoping his dreams came true. He was dreaming of reproducing his hit songs he wrote and making a movie based on his Platinum Hit song "Judy in Disguise".
Rod Richard Sr
Friend
May 8, 2021
Deanna Bernard
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May 8, 2021
Deanna Bernard
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May 8, 2021
Deanna Bernard
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May 8, 2021
Deanna Bernard
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May 8, 2021
Deanna Bernard
Family
May 8, 2021
Condolences to Michelle and their children.
Cyndy Forman
Friend
May 8, 2021
We are with you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Andy was a world class musician and a wonderful friend.A life well lived on his own terms. Our family will love and miss him forever. Blessings, Dusty, Brian, John and Morgan
DUSTY LIGHTFOOT CASHIO
Friend
May 7, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Randy Campbell
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