Bernadette Laura Flanders of Lowell, MA

1962 - 2021

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


July 29, 2021
11 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA

Bernadette Laura Flanders, 59, a lifelong resident of Lowell, MA passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.

She is survived by her husband Russell D. Flanders with whom she celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this past October 30th.

Bernadette was born in Lowell, the daughter of the late Francisco and Laura DaSilva. She graduated Lowell High School with the class of 1980.

She worked at Zoll Medical Corp. of Chelmsford.

Bernadette enjoyed traveling and vacationing at Disney World. She loved spending time with her daughter, Rachel Flanders of Milford, NH.

Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by a step daughter, Jennifer and her husband Michael Crane of Salem, NH; two grandchildren, Vincent and Mark Crane; brother, Joseph DaSilva and his wife Anna of Lowell; sisters, MaryJo Gaspar of Chelmsford, Celeste Sanomir and her husband George of Chelmsford, Maria Johnson and her husband Walter of Wells, ME, Grace Olson of Wells, ME, Theresa Cosier of Hudson, NH, and Isabel DoVale and her husband Joe of Hudson, NH; brothers in law, Arthur Flanders and his wife  Debra of Derry, NH, and Scott Flanders of Londonderry, NH; sister in law, Sandra Barker and her husband James of Anniston, AL; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late John DaSilva.

Funeral Mass Thursday at 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

9 Condolences for Bernadette Laura Flanders of Lowell, MA

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    Makayla Rutledge


    I will miss you, my second mom, thanks for all the special memories that I am blessed to have now. May you rest in the sweetest peace and be Rachel’s guardian angel ❤️

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    Susan Pellerin


    Dear Russell and Family,
    I am so terribly sorry to get this sad news and had no idea you were dealing with such trying times Russell!! My prayers to all and may you get through these difficult times with each others love and support. I’m a building away Russ whenever you need a shoulder.
    My Deepest Condolences.

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    Katherine Gogel


    My heartfelt condolences to all the family.
    I did not know her well, apart from what Russell would tell us.
    I work with Russell, and have seen the love he has for his dear wife. The suffering has been so very hard on him and we all feel for his loss.
    Grief is deep. Take each day as it comes and remember the best and happy times you have had together with Bernadette Laura.

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    Debra Heon


    Russ and Rachel I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. She was a good person and friend.
    Debbie Heon

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      Jennifer Flanders Crane


      Debbie, thanks so much for the beautiful arrangement! I have fond memories of our fun times years ago.

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    Johnston Family


    Russell, Rachel and family we are so sorry for the loss of your wife and mother, we are here for you if you need anything. Love the Johnston family

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    Cindy Simms


    Russ, Rachel, and Laura’s sibs and family, We’re so saddened and sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. She was always so friendly and kind during the few times I met her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy and Paul Simms

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    Darlene Flynn


    Russell and Family,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you’ve shared over the years. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. May your lovely wife Rest in Peace.

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    Nazaré ( Maria) Lobão


    Heard of Laura’s passing through her Godmother while at Shedd Park with my Granddaughter. I’m lost for words. Im saddened by what she had to endure. My deepest condolences to you Russel and Rachel. My sympathies for her family. Laura was such a sweet caring person, a great friend. Will always remember our good times during our school years and a lot of Sunday’s driving around. May she rest in eternal peace. Always in my heart ? Maria Nazaré

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