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1 of 3 | Posted by: Meredith Murphy - Wellesley, MA

“Alan, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I hope that memories will help get you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace...Read More »
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“I was so sorry to hear about your loss I always enjoyed getting to visit with Bernadette when I was there in Boston. You are in both Joe and my...Read More »
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With sadness, we mourn the passing of Bernadette M. Stephan of Marlborough, MA, formerly of Buffalo, NY, who passed away on January 21, 2018 at the age of 74. Her husband and soulmate of 28 years, Donald P. Williams, Sr., preceded her in death in May 2010. She was a loving babcia to Benjamin Xander Stephan and mother to Alan Christopher (Shona) Stephan of Marlborough, MA. She is also survived by her aunt, Wanda H. Medwid and cousin, John G. Medwid of Amherst, NY.
Bernadette was born on September 15, 1943, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Antoinette and Bernard Malanowicz who predeceased her in 1981 and 1987 respectively. She graduated from East High School (1961) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1968) with a degree in Business Management and Financial Management. Bernadette worked her way up in the banking world eventually becoming Vice President of Charitable and Corporate Asset Management and later Foundation Management at Fleet Bank. She received several special recognitions by Fleet Bank over the years. She was also a licensed real estate agent in both New York and Massachusetts. Bernadette enjoyed spending time with her grandson and kitty, Lillybean. She loved polka dancing, chocolate, the ocean and birds.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial and burial will be at the convenience of her family.