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in memory of

Bernadette Sullivan

Bernadette Sullivan

5th August 1932 - 25th September 2020


Bernadette Mary Katherine

(nee Morrissey)


Passed away peacefully in Castlemaine on 25th September 2020 aged 88.

A long life well lived and dedicated to her family.

Beloved wife of John (Dec 2020) for 65 years.

Cherished mother to Tony (Dec), Peter (Dec), Phillip, Monica, Louise

and all their families too.

In God’s tender care


A private family Funeral Mass will be offered for Bernadette in St Mary's Catholic Church, Castlemaine on

Thursday 8th October commencing at 11.00am.  

If you would like to watch the service live, please return to the home page of this website and click on the live stream button.  The streaming will be live approximately 5 - 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the service.

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20 responses to “Bernadette Sullivan”

  1. Christine mcaloon says:

    A beautiful woman who was much loved by her family and friends.
    Sympathies to Mon, Jim, Remy and Stella.

  2. Jeanette Burns says:

    Condolences to all the Sullivan & Morrissey Families. We will rembember her always in our hearts., In Gods hands. Rest in peace!
    The Burns & McGinley Families

  3. david kennedy says:

    Dear Phillip, Monica and Louise,

    I like the photos of Bernadette you have displayed and am sorry not to be able to attend the funeral.
    I missed your Dad’s funeral as well but I have fond lifetime memories of both.

    David Kennedy

  4. Alan and Carole Johnston says:

    Bernadette loved her family and travel and showed great courage and resilience.
    Our warmest condolences to all the family.

  5. Virginia Sandilands (née Kennedy) says:

    To the Sullivan family, my sympathy to you all.

    I was Tony’s peer and remember Bernadette’s jolly laugh filling the kitchen at Mc Guinness Rd. when I was young.
    So sad to lose a mum and a dad within months of each other, and to grieve during the limitations of this pandemic.


  6. Carmel Kennedy says:

    Dear Phillip Monica & Louise
    Love a prayers to you on the passing of your dear mother God bless her now with her dear husband John
    Carmel & Robbie Kennedy Wonthaggi

  7. Margaret Abourizk says:

    Dear Philip, Monica and Louise
    I am very sad about the passing of your Mum.
    I have many happy memories of the times that we all spent together.
    Condolences to you all.
    Margaret Abourizk

  8. Rosemary McGinley says:

    Dear Phillip, Monica and Louise,

    I have memories of your mum as a strong and vibrant woman.
    I still remember witnessing Bernadette behead a chook in the backyard of your Korumburra town house before the move to the farm. As a city child I was a little stunned but she had an impressive swing with the axe! Thinking of you all, particularly with the Covid restrictions.
    Your mum lived a full and interesting life and I hope many happy memories sustain you and your families during this sad time.
    Best wishes

  9. Deborah Torre says:

    Dear Mon, Phil, Louise and extended family members,
    The Sullys and Torres have had a strong connection since the early 60’s. Strong friendships were born because both Bernadette and John were such generous spirits. We all treasured those early days in Korumburra and will remember Bernadette with love. So sorry you’ve had to lose both parents this year and your mum during this time of restrictions. We’d love to be at her funeral but will have to go on line.
    Much love and condolences to you all. The Torre Family

  10. Peter and Michael Morrissey and their families. says:

    In loving memory of our beautiful sister Bernadette, a lovely and loving person, the family jewel, one girl among three boys. So many wonderful memories of our sister, her beloved husband John “Sully” who grew up among us, and of their loved and loving family, our nephews and nieces. Bernadette has gone to God, taking with her our cherished memories and so much love. As Jesus said “Those who believe in me will live forever”; Bernadette was always a believer. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Peter, Marie and Anne; Mick, Wenny and Maria.

  11. Janet Kennedy says:

    Dear Monica, Philip & Louise,
    Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all at the sad loss of your dear mother Bernadette.
    With love James & Janet

  12. Leesa Lachimia says:

    Dear Phil, Mon, Lou and families,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Another Sullivan greatly missed. Remembering the good times in Inverloch we shared.
    Deepest sympathy
    Love Leesa and Mitchell

  13. Pauline Bolch says:

    Dear Moni, Jim, Remy and Stella, Lou and Phillip

    Very sad to hear that your mum, grandmother, mother in law has passed away.
    Love to you all.

    Take care of each other and love to you all.

    Warm hugs

  14. John and Jillian Sutton says:

    Dear Philip, Monica and Louise,
    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful and courageous mother.
    One quirk of hers that endeared me was the sense she gave that she always knew the answer.
    John and Jillian Sutton

  15. Maureen Hayes says:

    Dear Phillip, Mon& Lou,

    For over fifty years our families have enjoyed spending time together particularly since moving to Inverloch.

    Bernadette’s memory will remain so dear to us.

    Love, Maureen, Stuart, Rod & families.

  16. Virginia Harkin says:

    Dear Mon and Jim – thinking of you and all the care you have given to your mum and dad.

    Condolences to you, your siblings and families.

    Love Virginia and Michael

  17. Sharon Sullivan says:

    Dear Phillip, Monica, Louise and family,

    Sincere condolences to all.
    Very sad time.
    Sorry we were unable to share this time together as a family.
    My heart goes out all.
    Lovely ceremony. Thank you.


  18. Tom mcginley says:

    Will always be in our hearts Great lady RIP Tom Sue & Family 💕💕

  19. Greg hayes says:

    Dear Phil, Mon Lou and families.
    Such a tough year for you all. Combined with Covid travel restrictions we can only imagine your grief. Bernadette was a true friend to our family and will always be remembered fondly.
    Condolences . Greg and Rose Hayes and family.

  20. Monica Sullivan says:

    Mum/Nan a wonderful lady, kind, loving, formidable and fun. We had many many great times and adventures together and we shall cherish them all. The journey that ends in death is not the end of the journey. They, Bernadette and John live on in all our hearts.
    Mon, Jim, Remy and Stella.

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.