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Bernice Donovan

posted: Jan 29, 2018 12:35 pm

Bernice Donovan, age 91, recently of Naugatuck, entered into rest on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital.

Bernice was born in Waterbury on December 29, 1926, oldest daughter of the late Walter and Harriett (Slason) Veillette, Sr.

She lived most of her life in Bridgeport before moving to Putnam for twenty years.  She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and sewing, and was an avid genealogist. 

She is the beloved mother of Kathleen Donovan, Robert Donovan, Patricia Champagne, and Richard Donovan, cherished grandmother of Christopher (Rebecca) Champagne and Eileen (James) Mayo, and great-grandmother of Brayden, Grayson, and Adysen Champagne, and Mackenzie Mayo. She leaves her sister, Alice Wolfe, and several nieces and nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Donovan, and two brothers, Walter Veillette, Jr. and Howard Veillette Sr. 

Her funeral services are private. 

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with her funeral arrangements. 

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