BRUNSWICK — Bernadette H. Dugal, 94, of Brunswick, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Horizons Rehab & Living Facility with her family by her side.

She was a faithful soul, wonderful wife, devoted & proud mother and an exceptional grandmother to three very fortunate grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She will be remembered for her ever present smile.

She was born in Brunswick on March 2, 1922 a daughter of Arthur J. and Marianne Thibeault Gagne Sr. She attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1938.

On May 25, 1946, she married Robert U. Dugal at St. John’s Catholic Church and they made their home in Brunswick.

Bernadette worked at W T Grant, Gosselin’s Furniture, Ford Cleaners, Pleasant Street Market and Economy Market. She enjoyed taking care of her family, a blind sister-in-law and her husband with tender loving care. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, making rosaries for missionaries and special care packages, fund raising for her parish by providing the home for beanos and visiting the sick.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where she was a Ladies of St. Anne; Society of Mary; the Mission Club; and the rosary making club.

She also enjoyed traveling with her husband. Bernadette always looked forward to and relished visits with family and friends, especially at holiday time with a packed house.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Dugal, who died Oct. 4, 2002; four sisters, Grace Cloutier, Imelda Tetu, Mary Jane Levesque and Therese Lachance; four brothers, Arthur, Silvio, Doue and Anthony Gagne.

Survivors include a son, George Dugal of Brunswick and a daughter, Louise D. Allen and her husband Mark of Brunswick; a sister Ginette Beauchesne of Auburn; one brother Father Donald Gagne, SM, of Lewiston; three grandchildren, Adam Dugal, Heather Allen, Shaun Allen and his wife Ashley; one great-grandson ; and several nieces and nephews.

As our beloved mother, Bernadette leaves a void, sorely missed by all who knew her. Her family gratefully thanks the staff of Horizons Rehab & Living in Brunswick for their compassionate care and kindnesses to our Mom and our family.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday March 31 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Demers- Desmond Funeral Home 34 Cushing St Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday April 1 at 11am at All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or St. John’s School Scholarship Fund, 39 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family please visit