Madelyn (Mike) O’Connell Bourdet

Madelyn (Mike) O’Connell Bourdet passed away in Gilroy. Madelyn was the proud mother of son Shawn Bourdet (Necole Geslin) and son Wyatt Bourdet (wife Lacy Bourdet). She was preceded in death by her parents Fenton and Gladys (Pat) O’Connell. Madelyn attended St. Mary Grammer School, Gilroy High School, Gavilan College in Gilroy and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She was a member of Santa Clara County Cattleman’s Assoc., San Benito County Cattleman’s & Cattlewomen’s Assoc., Women of the Outdoors and Kinship Center of San Benito County. Her greatest joy are her grandchildren Garrett and Tucker Bourdet and April Flook. She was eagerly anticipating the birth of her granddaughter Braydee Bourdet. She is also survived by her sister Kay Vernor and nieces Kim and Jill Vernor as well as many other cousins, nieces, nephews and three special “50 plus year friends”, Vicki Coehlo Moss, MaryAnn Prendergast Wiley, Linda Sargenti Martin and many other special friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Madelyn’s Memory to one of the following, St. Mary’s School in Gilroy, Sacred Heart School in Hollister, American Cancer Society or San Benito County Saddle Horse Show, P.O. Box 56, Hollister, CA 95024.

You are invited to join us in a celebration of Madelyn’s Life a visitation will be Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Habing Family Funeral Home, 129 4th Street, Gilroy. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 11 First Street, Gilroy. Condolences may be made at

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