Bernadette A. (Sousa) Daigle, of Merrimack, NH passed away peacefully at 91 with family near at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester, NH. She was the widow of the late Arthur Daigle who passed away unexpectedly at age 43.
She was born in Lowell, MA on December 3, 1929 and was a daughter of the late Anibal L. Sousa and the late Maria Filomena B. (Ce B Seixas) Sousa. She was raised in Lowell, where she attended the area schools. Bernadette was a devoted mother and cherished her time with her children and all children. After losing her husband she knew she had to continue her role as a mother, and expanded on this becoming a teachers' aid, working in Merrimack, NH. Working with kids made her feel like she was accomplishing something every day. She worked as a teacher's aide for over 10 years. Her hobbies included singing, dancing, playing bingo and the slot machines at Foxwood wherever it was offered. She was warm, energetic , very outgoing and loved spending time with family and friends.
Bernadette is survived by five of her children, Annmarie Daigle and her husband, Michael of Manchester, NH, Stephen Daigle and his partner, Jesse Morrill of Lewiston, ME, Douglas Daigle and his wife, Helen of Auburn, NH, Joseph Daigle and his wife, Kristi of Bedford, NH and Pamela Sanford and her husband, John of Escondido, CA. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren , five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many friends that she made during her stay at Villa Crest.
She was the mother of the late Sandra Norman, the late Cynthia Daigle; and sister of the late Eugene Sousa, the late Gilbert Sousa, and the late Theresa Sousa.
WHILE FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND WEARING A MASK, ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND GATHER AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS ON, DECEMBER 23, 2020 AT 12 NOON AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816. HER COMMITTAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1 P.M. AT ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY, 96 RIVERNECK ROAD, CHELMSFORD. THE COMMITTAL SERVICE WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE.