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“I have been out of town for several months and just heard of your dear mother's passing. I am so sorry for your loss and I know you will miss her...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Carol (Penner) Gajewski - MI

“I will miss Bernie so much. What a great woman and friend she was. God bless her always! ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Doreen Mueller - clinton twp, MI

“My condolences to the entire family. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Wagner/Hanes - FL

“Phil and I were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We remember her visit last August to our St. Br. Andre Reunion Celebration. She was a...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Phil and Patty LaPorte - Family

“Chuck and Jean,I am sorry to hear about your mom. Your parents were incredible people. My parents enjoyed their friendship for many years. I am...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Paratore - Friend

“Whenever I hear or see the name Bernadette Paquette, immediately and simultaneously I smile, my memories launch and my spirit soars. She was a beam...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Randy Swikle - Washington, IL

“I am very sorry for your loss,of your Mom - Grandmother, She was the life of any party always smiling and joking.She also was a very caring and very...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Yvonne Scott - friend

“Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely woman. I saw your mom and dad nearly every day when we attended morning Mass together...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Joann Mezza-Beste - Warren, MI

“Rest in peace.. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: tom torrento - warren, MI

“Donna, Beth, Jerry, Jean and Chuck, I am very honored to have met your parents when I visited Donna, Ben and their family. I will always...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Voss - Belleville, IL

“We are all very saddened by your loss. We pray you find comfort in the knowledge that she is now in our Lords loving arms. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Sisterhood of Catholic Women - MI

“How I loved Mrs. Paquette. Such a wonderful and giving person. She and her husband, Mr. Paquette, were like parents to me and later on to both my...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Trumbo - Royal Oak, MI

“I never had the honer the meet this wonderful woman of god,but she and her late husband were dear friends to my parents. After my father passed way...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Charles Rudnik - Warren, MI

“Dear Jean and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bernadette was a gracious lady that we are happy to have known. May the Lord bless...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Mikelonis - Jacksonville, FL

“I have many, many fond memories of both Bernie and Chuck, including visits to their home as a child with my parents (Theresa and Bud Miller). There...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Bellows - Garden City, MI

“JeanYou have my deepest sympathy. I will ask the special intercession of our friend, St André, to heal your sadness and help your fond memories...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Monique Hartman St Joseph Ontario

17 of 17 | Posted by: Frank & Barb La Porte - MI

Bernadette Marentette Paquette died peacefully at the age of 90 on February 18, 2018, in her home surrounded by family. Born in Detroit December 11, 1927 to Loretta and Lawrence Marentette, she had three brothers, Raymond (Mary), Philip and Vincent (Vivian). In 1950, she married Charles E. Paquette and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage until Charles death in December of 2014. Bernadette is survived by her devoted children: Elizabeth (Gerard) Labut, Donna (Benjamin) Kiehl, Gerald (Brenda) Paquette, Jean (Peter) Mikelonis, and Charles (Tammy) Paquette, her loving grandchildren: Kathryn, John, Paula, Benjamin, Philip, Anne, Christopher, Jacquelyn, Daniel, and Megan, and great-grandchildren: Riley, Ethan, Charlie, Pennie, Olivia, and Elsie. Bernadette was a loving aunt to 15 nieces and nephews who adored her. A devoted Catholic, Bernadette lived in faith and joy till the very end of her life, sharing her gifts of humor, generosity, patience, tolerance, gratitude, faith and love. She had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed the rosary daily. As a child she was a member of St. John Berchman Parish in Detroit, and attended Nativity High School. She and her "Club Girls" from Nativity remained life-long friends, meeting regularly for over 70 years. Bernadette attended St. Philomena while raising a family, then St. Sylvester and St. Thecla in later years. Bernadette worked for the Hudson Motor Co. as a typist until she became a mother. She also worked at Grosse Pointe South as a Hall Monitor, and was affectionately known as "Eagle Eye". Bernadette enjoyed traveling, baking, sewing, crocheting, and volunteering at her church, and was never more happy than when she was with her family including her many cousins from the US and Canada. She was a trusted friend and listening ear to people of all ages. She will be remembered and missed for her faith, cookies, and hospitality and warmth to all who encountered her. Visitation Thursday, Feb 22nd, 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons Inc., 36900 Schoenherr Rd at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Friday 10:30am until time of 11am Mass at St. Thecla Church 20740 S. Nunneley (Enter off Groesbeck on Kerry St., Left on Egan). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Capuchin Monastery, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor, or Right to Life of Michigan. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at