Bernadette Kavanagh Henley

Born in New York City, NY on March 1, 1943

Departed on November 25, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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HENLEY, Bernadette K.-age 69, passed away November 25, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Bernadette was employed with Nashville Research Group for over 20 years. She loved life and always knew how to have a good time. Her smile was infectious. One of her great strengths was perseverance. She could always overcome anything. One of her most famous quotes was "It will all work out in the wash". She was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed. She is preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Kavanagh. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Henley; sons, Dennis Henley, Jr. and Chris Henley Kati; lifelong friend and caregiver, Dennis Strip Henley; grandchildren, Christopher Ligon, Abby Meek, Joshua Henley and Samantha Henley; great-grandchildren, Braylon, Ariel, and Dayton; brothers, Charles and James Kavanagh; sisters, Maura Maier, Ann Mandt, and Ellen Sydor. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. A Life Celebration gathering will be held after the service from 7-9:30p.m. at the Light House Event Center, located at 133 Sanders Ferry Road Hendersonville, TN 37075. 615 533 1677. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-6p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Catholic Foundation of Middle TN HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855

9 Comments to Bernadette Kavanagh Henley

  1. Christopher ligon
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    The greatest grandmother a grandson could ask for. I love you nana i’m going to miss you very much.

  2. Brandy Ligon
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    I love and miss you ms. henley

  3. Sissy Armstrong
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    To my friend and fairy godmother, thank you for 32 years of love and laughter, for teaching me to back my car out of the driveway, for being my matron of honor, for helping me learn how to be a mother, for early morning walks in the park, for seeing me for who I really am and gently reminding me to be true to myself.

    I love you, B!

  4. Barbara Masters
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    How do you say goodbye to such a lovely and fun loving friend? I think back to the many fun memories of “The Golden Girls” of Nottingham Apartments. We were so
    eager for fun and jokes. You name it we did it! I will miss you Bernadette but you will always be in my heart. Rest Now, Sweetie
    Barbara Masters

  5. Tracy Armstrong
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    I’m so thankful our paths crossed years ago my beautiful friend. We will so miss your smile, your hugs and the laughter you always brought with you. Love you sweet lady.

  6. Jewel
    November 26, 2012 12:00 am

    Farewell my beautiful precious friend. You leave me with forty-four years of wonderful memories.

  7. Faye and John ferguson
    November 27, 2012 12:00 am

    Your mom was one of the funniest people we have ever met. She enjoyed Life to the fullest. I will always remember our great times at bell cove. So sorry for your family. Love Faye and john

  8. Sue Evetts
    November 27, 2012 12:00 am

    For all the laughs, for all the fun, for every memory, for being my friend — I love you.

    Til we meet again…

  9. glyna kilpatrick
    November 28, 2012 12:00 am

    Bernadette,you were the very best. We truly loved and miss you so very much. Thanks for the memories.Hope to meet you on the other side. Love, glyna