Bernice G. (Maillet) Cullen, age 86, passed away in her Walpole, Massachusetts home on Thursday, February 28, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada on April 23, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Alice (Boudreau) Maillet. She was raised and educated in New Brunswick, earning her bachelor’s degree with a focus on education.
"The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a Mother"
Mom was the best Mother any child could ask for. She loved her children, grandchildren and her great grandchild more than life itself. As a devout Catholic, Bernice took great care in instilling her traditions in her children.
She retired from Brandeis University's Telecommunications Dept.
Bernice enjoyed spending summers in Canada on the ocean to visit her family and friends and back at home, as an avid Boston Bruins fan, she could be found cheering them on while they played.
She will be so sadly missed by her family.
Beloved wife of the late J. Gerard “Jerry” Cullen.
Loving mother of Margaret DeBinder of Acton, Diane Hopkins and her husband, Charles, of Leicester, Dennis Cullen of Central Massachusetts, and James Cullen and his wife, Cheryl, of Walpole.
Cherished grandmother of Sarah DeBinder, Bryan DeBinder, Matthew DeBinder, Jessica Keenan, Ashley O’Connor, Justin Hopkins, Paige Cullen, and Brooke Cullen, and great grandmother of Logan Hopkins.
Sister of Donald Maillet and his wife, Lillian, of Waltham, Valda Caissie and her husband, George, of Moncton, NB, Canada, Alcide Maillet and his wife, Martha, of Moncton, NB, Canada, the late Emery Maillet, the late Pierre Maillet and his wife, Jeanette, and the late Joseph Maillet.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to greet Bernice’s family at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Saturday from 9:15 to 10 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in the Church at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place after the Mass in Mt. Feake Cemetery in Waltham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boston, 18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072.