Thursday, January 28, 2021


Bernadette Flynn Dooley


Bernadette Flynn Dooley, 54, of Killingworth, beloved wife of Shawn Dooley, passed away Jan. 25. Born June 10, 1965, in Mohill County, Leitrim, Ireland, Bernadette came to the United States at the age of 19 years old. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Flynn McNulty and Tony Joseph Flynn.

Bernadette worked as a part-time caregiver. Her full-time devotion was raising her adored children, Patrick and Maura, to be God-loving, hardworking kids, and was the most genuine loving wife to her husband. She enjoyed working in the yard and going for walks with Shawn, and cherished spending time with her entire family. She had a great love for this country. Bernadette will always and forever be loved and cherished by her family and friends, who had the honor of knowing and loving her greatly.

Besides her husband Shawn and children Patrick and Maura, she is survived by her twin sister Mary Flynn and her children Ryan and Meghan Serpis; sister Regina (Stephen) Foley; brother Enda (Karen) Flynn and their children Lauren, Meghan, and Aidan; brother Gerard (Kathleen) Flynn; and brother Anthony (Ermalinda) Flynn and their son Joseph. She is also survived by mother-in-law and father-in-law Francis (Patricia) Dooley; brothers-in-law Colin (Tracy) Dooley and Kevin (Karen) Dooley and their daughter Makayla; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Bernadette lost her courageous and painful battle against cancer, never once complaining. She was more concerned with the well being and future of her family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Campos and all the doctors, nurses, and aids on the 14th floor at Smilow, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and a special thanks to Millie, Nam, Ivette, Leslie, Kelly, Gladys, Agnastzk, Liza, Dr. Santin, and Dr. Hillary for their care.

Donations in Bernadette‘s name may be made to 40 Days For Life. For online condolences, please visit

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