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Bernadette Deveau

June 12, 1929November 18, 2020

Bernadette Thibault Deveau

June 12, 1929 - November 18, 2020 Bernadette Deveau, or “Bernie” as her friends liked to call her, passed away peacefully at The Nathaniel Witherall Nursing Home in Greenwich, CT at the age of 91. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, one of 12 children, she was dubbed the “Tomboy” of the family. She could outmatch her older brothers whether they were hunting, playing hockey or driving the big family stick shift pickup truck in snow or mud. She married Ross, the boy next door who was one of 14 children, in September of 1963 and their journey through life together began. They settled in Stamford, CT to work and start a family. Bernadette had a strong work ethic. She worked at State National Bank in the early years, waitressed at Friendly’s and eventually retired in 1995 from Bristol Myers Squib. In her retirement she kept busy working different jobs and volunteering many hours at Stamford Hospital delivering cookies to patients. She never hesitated to help family and friends alike with whatever they needed. She enjoyed reading and watching old movies but her greatest love was being outdoors, she preferred cutting the grass to housework any day of the week. She was an avid gardener and was especially proud of the vegatable garden she planted every spring and would give away bags to all who came to visit. Bernadette was predeceased by her husband Ross J. Deveau and eight siblings. She is survived by her daughter Nicole Gannon (Jim) and three grandchildren, Brian, Sara and Kate. Two sisters, Marie Murphy (Art) and Pauline Muise, a brother Bernard Thibault as well as many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. A celebration of her life will be celebrated at a later date.

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Audrey (Thibault) Smith

November 20, 2020

Nicole and family so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I have very fond memories of your Mom as a little girl while visiting my grandparents in Mayflower NS. She was my Aunt and my father’s sister a sweet person. She will be missed very much even though we had not seen one another for many years . She is gone but never will be forgotten. Loved her very much and your father Uncle Ross. A wonderful couple . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless your cousin.

Annette Lauder(Thibault)

November 20, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of your mom.
You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers
Love your cousin
Annette

Judy Thibodeau

November 20, 2020

We wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Bernadette, from her nephew, Ted (Margaret’s son) and Judy. So sorry for your loss

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