Bernadette's Story

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Bernadette Savoie Gundy, passed away peacefully at her home in Fairfield Glade on April 2, 2016, at the age of 87. Bernadette, Bernie to all her friends, was one of nine children born to Edward and Josephine Savoie on Nov. 29, 1929, in Hastings, MN. She was married to the love of her life Donald Richard Gundy on June 15, 1953, and his work took them all over the world. She traveled much of the United States and lived in England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia and St. Croix. In 1993, Bernie and her Don settled in Fairfield Glade for the remainder of their lives where they were active members and servants of the community.
Bernie was a devout Catholic and served as a Eucharist minister, usher and greeter, as well as participating in many other volunteer activities over her lifetime. Bernie was first and foremost a beloved wife and mother who focused her entire life on her family and her religion. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and best friend and was an inspiration for marriage, faith and love.
Bernadette is survived by her three children, John (Kay) Gundy, Patrick (Tammy) Gundy and Joyce (Matthew) Marzullo. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Bernie was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Link who passed in December and her beloved husband, Don, who passed in February of this year.
She loved playing golf, mahjongg and bridge with her friends, and volunteering at every opportunity. Bernie will be sorely missed but her love and her impact on her family and friends will never be forgotten.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held prior to the Mass from 9 to 10 a.m. Interment in St. Francis Columbarium.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555 or at www.cumberlandhospice.com.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on April 6, 2017
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