Obituary of Annetta Patricia Bernadett
Annetta Patricia “Pat” Bernadett, died peacefully on April 23 at the age of 92.
Pat was born December 12, 1930 to Harry and Blanche Sullivan in Detroit, Michigan. Athletic as a teenager, Pat was captain of the girl’s basketball and field hockey teams at Chadsey High School in Detroit. Without encouragement from her parents, she was determined to to go to college. While working to pay her tuition, she earned a BS in Biology from the University of Detroit and a secondary teaching certificate from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Upon graduation, she married Faustino Bernadett. After Faustino finished his medical training, they moved to Chico, California. They were active members of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Their seven children attended Notre Dame School. The family lived on a small farm with animals, large and small. Pat and the kids hauled ponies, pigs and lambs to the Silver Dollar Fair in the back of a 1959 Chevy truck. Pat always enjoyed learning. She had a childlike enthusiasm for life even in her nineties.
Pat always had something more interesting to do than house work. She shuttled her kids to Cub Scouts, Campfire Girls, 4-H, swim team, dance and piano lessons, and countless sporting events. Pat never complained about the driving because she enjoyed being out and about, visiting and volunteering with the other parents.
At age 39, she began teaching seventh through ninth grade classes at Notre Dame School. Later she took a position as assistant to the pastor at Our Divine Savior Church. She worked at Chico Community Hospital as a tumor registrar and then Enloe Hospital as a medical transcriptionist.
Pat was known for making outlandish statements that surprised strangers. She was not one to spoil a good story with precise facts. She provided amusement to all who knew her well. At Sycamore Glen Independent Living, where she lived happily for seven years, she could often be seen in color coordinated outfits complete with matching crocs. Pat celebrated holidays in a big way. She was your Valentine, the Easter Bunny, a witch at Halloween, and Santa Claus. She loved to give gifts “Pat tracks” even between holidays and birthdays. Pat will be remembered for her positive outlook on life, her love of learning and her generosity. Just a few weeks ago she encouraged family members to, “Look for the good in life and love everyone.”
Pat was loved by her children; Michele Bernadett, Faustino Bernadett (Martha), Susan Bernadett-Shapiro (Jerry), Ann Bernadett Coe (John), Kathleen Jo Bernadett, Andy Bernadett (Kim), Mike Bernadett (Suzanne), and Daniel Bernadett (Marie), grandchildren; Vicky Sweet, Renee Sweet, Gabriela Maya Harris, Tina Bernadett, Mary Bernadett, Tasha Vandeford, Gabriel Bernadett-Shapiro, Ian Coe, Emma Roberts, Ella Behnoud, Hana Bernadett-Williams, Maya BernadettPeters, Miles Bernadett-Peters, Lauren Bernadett, Alex Bernadett, Drew Bernadett, Jordan Zwick, Tyler Zwick, David Bernadett, and Ryan Bernadett, greatgrand children; Amari Harris, William Vandeford, Lydia Vandeford, Evelyn Vandeford, Zoe Behnoud, Aidan Behnoud, Alina Mehanni, Meekonuk Peters, Weekanashq Peters, Hayden Bernadett, and Hadley Bernadett.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Annetta Bernadett, please visit Tribute Store