MADDIGAN Mary Bernadette Oct. 30, 1936 to March 20, 2020 Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on March 20, 2020 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her parents Matthew and Martha Maddigan (nee Penney), sisters Jean Hanrahan and Rita Roche, brother Michael Maddigan, niece Denise Comerford (nee Roche), brothers-in-law Vincent Hanrahan and John Roche. Leaving to mourn nieces Colleen Hanrahan (John Abbott) and Sharon Roche (Paul Mills), Alanna O’Brien, Moya Hewlett (Randy), Sheilagh Hanrahan (Roger Guy), nephews Barry Roche and Shawn Roche (Ewa), great nieces, nephews, and members of the Maddigan and Penney families. Bernadette lived in Witless Bay for over 75 years. She had a network of friends and neighbours who were very supportive of her, notably Ralph Carey, Eddie Ryan, and Raymond Ryan. Visitors were always welcomed such as Lisa Putt, Elizabeth Carew, and Norma Mulcahy. Determined to remain in her own home, Bernadette had assistance from workers from Quality Home Care. She remained in her own home until last year when she moved to Alderwood Retirement Centre. Thank-you to the staff of Quality Home Care and to Alderwood for the excellent care and kindness shown to Bernadette. Bernadette had a great love of animals, especially cats. She was the female version of St. Francis of Assisi. All animals would have a protector in Bernadette. Burial has taken place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Witless Bay, on Monday, March 23, 2020. Celebration of life will be organized when public gatherings are permissible. Donations in Bernadette’s memory can be made to the SPCA.