Madeleine L'Etoile Bedard

September 19, 1934 - February 18, 2021

Madeleine L’Etoile Bedard, age 86, of Plano, Texas, passed away February 18, 2021.  Madeleine was born September 19, 1934, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Oswald and Elizabeth (Chretien) L’Etoile.  She married Roland Bedard on September 5, 1955, in Central Falls, Rhode Island. 

Madeliene was a graduate of Nursing School at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA in 1954. She had a long career in nursing, later specializing in psychiatric care and retired in 1994. She and Roland raised their family in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. They eventually retired in Spring Hill, FL for 20 years before moving to Texas in 2016 to be close to family.

Madeleine cherished her family and along with Roland raised six wonderful children. She took great pride in all of her children and guided, supported and advised them through life’s challenges. In 2014 Madeleine’s heart was broken when her oldest son, Mark suddenly died. Madeleine is in heaven with Mark now looking down upon her family.

Aside from spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends, Madeleine loved reading, knitting and cooking for her family. During her retirement, Madleine comprised a cookbook of all of her treasured recipes she prepared over the years so tradition can be carried on. Madeleine left a great legacy of family which she will always be remembered for.

Madeleine is survived by her loving husband, Roland Bedard; daughter, Diane Reed (husband, Peter); four sons, Dennis Bedard, Jeff Bedard (wife, Karen), Gary Bedard (wife, Kathy), and David Bedard (wife, Sophia); one brother, Roland L’Etoile; seventeen grandchildren, Jamie, Mary Beth, Daniel, Ann Marie, Christine, Michelle, Michael, Megan, Molly, Addison, Ashley, Aidan, Jonathan, Matthew, Timothy, Cassie, and Kelly; and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Bedard (wife, Bonnie); one brother, Archie L’Etoile; and one sister Julie St. Jean (husband, Bernie).

A memorial service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, Texas, on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.


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Gary, Kathy, and Family, Our sincerest thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Warm regards,
Mark and Jodi Piccirillo, April 22, 2021 My sincere condolences on the deep loss of Madeleine, my dearest friend! I'll always cherish childhood memories of her. She's at peace now, with Mark! She had a great, loving husband, & a most wonderful family. Noella Soucy, March 1, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May god bless you all during this difficult time. Brian Cosgrove, February 23, 2021 Dave and family, Many prayers for comfort and peace in the loss of your Mom. God Bless. Debra Champ, February 22, 2021 My heart goes out to you and your family. John Anna Jr, February 22, 2021 Roland, Gary and Kathy: there are no words for this incredible loss!! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time!! Madelyn was a wonderful wife, Mom, Grandmother, Aunt and friend to all!!! Anne Marie and Mark Fallek, February 21, 2021