Bernadette Virag McDowell
Bloomingdale - Bernadette Virag McDowell passed away peacefully at her home in Bloomingdale, New Jersey on June 11, 2021, at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on June 19, 1945, to the late Joseph and Madeline Virag in Paterson New Jersey, Bernadette resided there for many years before moving to Bloomingdale New Jersey where she raised her family.
She was an active member of the community, donating her time at Bloomingdale Senior Center, St. Mary's Church high school youth ministry and the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She also enjoyed her daily morning walks with her neighborhood friends and spending time crocheting for her family and friends.
Bernadette is survived by her partner of 20 years, Nick LaSala and her four children and their spouses: Doreen Casey and her husband Pat, Emmett McDowell and his wife Jen, Deana Casale and her husband Chris and Doug McDowell and his wife Lauren. In addition to her children, Bernadette is survived by her many grandchildren and endless other family and friends. Her children were the loves of her life, and she will be deeply missed by each and every one of them.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, June 18th at 11am at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Pompton Lakes, NJ. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Morrison Funeral Home www.themorrisonfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Record/Herald News from Jun. 14 to Jun. 15, 2021.