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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Bernadette Dooley

June 10, 1965January 25, 2020
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Bernadette Flynn Dooley, of Killingworth, beloved wife of Shawn Dooley, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020. Born June 10, 1965 in Mohill County, Leitrim Ireland. Bernadette came to the U.S. at the age of 19 years old. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Flynn McNulty and Tony Joseph Flynn.

Bernadette worked as a part time caregiver. Her full-time devotion was raising her adored children, Patrick and Maura, to be GOD loving, hardworking kids and was the most genuine loving wife to her husband. She enjoyed working in the yard, going for walks with Shawn and cherished spending time with her entire family. She had a great love for this country. Bernadette will always and forever be loved and cherished by her family and friends, who had the honor of knowing and loving her greatly.

Besides her husband Shawn and children Patrick and Maura, she is survived by her twin sister Mary Flynn and her children Ryan and Meghan Serpis; sister Regina (Stephen) Foley; brother Enda (Karen) Flynn and their children Lauren, Meghan and Aidan; brother Gerard (Kathleen) Flynn; brother Anthony (Ermalinda) Flynn and their son Joseph. Mother and father-in-law Francis (Patricia) Dooley; brother-in-law’s Colin (Tracy) Dooley and Kevin (Karen) Dooley and their daughter Makayla. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bernadette lost her Courageous and painful battle against cancer, never once complaining. She was more concerned with the well being and future of her family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Campos and all the Dr.’s, nurses and aids on the 14th floor at Smilow, Yale New Haven Hospital and a special thanks to Millie, Nam, Ivette, Leslie, Kelly, Gladys, Agnastzk, Liza, Dr. Santin and Dr. Hillary for their care.

Donations in Bernadette‘s name may be made to: 40 Days For Life.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 31st from 4-8 PM at St. Mary’s Church, 54 Grove St. Clinton CT. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11AM at St. Mary Church, Clinton. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Clinton. For online condolences please visit www.swanfh.com

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Lorraine Lattimore

February 4, 2020

Fond memories of growing up in cappagh Mohill with you and your family thinking of you all at this sad time
Lorraine Lattimore Cassells

Sheila Flood Reynolds

February 3, 2020

So saddened to hear of the death of Bernie. She was the most genuine person I ever knew.She always had a lovely smile for everyone. Every Xmas she sent me a beautiful picture of her lovely family. I lost her address a few years ago so hadn't been in touch. May her gentle soul rest in peace.Condolences to the Dooley and Flynn families.From a dear friend in Mohill Sheila Flood Reynolds.x

Trish Crete

January 30, 2020

Dear Shawn, Maura, and Patrick,
We are so sorry for your loss. Bernadette will always hold a very special place in our hearts. The memory of her smile and laughter continues to bring us comfort and knowing she is with our Lord Jesus, brings us peace. We cherish the memories of our dinners together at your home, the Irish traditions Bernadette shared with us will live on forever in our minds. She was truly a beautiful soul and a true friend. We hold you all in our prayers during this very difficult and sad time.
God Bless your family,
Paul, Trish and Lucia Crete

Richard Hale

January 29, 2020

I know Shawn from work at Eversource. Want to send my deepest condolences to him and his family at this very difficult time. So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Pam Hjerpe Hjerpe

January 27, 2020

Bernie took wonderful care of my mother anona sayers and became a part of our family god bless your family Bernie was a angel to us sincerely Steve Pam David and Jackie Hjerpe

Elizabeth (Liz) Jones

January 27, 2020

To Patrick and the Dooley family:

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Although I did not know her personally, she has obviously been loved well and a wonderful person. She has raised a great son, and I am sure her memory will stay strong forever.
With sincerest condolences,
Liz Jones

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