Madden, Bernard “Brian”

Bernard (Brian) Madden

1st November 1930 ~ 24th June 2020

Dearly departed husband of Eileen

Loving father of Bernard, Raymund, Stephen, Eugene, Terese and their partners.

Proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren

Adoring great grandfather of 19 great grand children

Loved friend of many

Now at peace

The Service to Celebrate the Life of Bernard will be live streamed on

Tuesday 30th June, 2020 from 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Please find below the link to view Bernard’s service.

42 Tributes

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    One of life’s true gentlemen and a nice guy

  2. Marie spence
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    The world has lost a true gentleman rip Brian will be sorely missed by Marie,Noel Spence & family xx

    • Juliet and Graeme
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      Dear Therese Liam and Family please accept our
      sincere condolences on the passing of your Father
      We will always remember Brian as a gentle quiet man who was beloved by his family
      RIP Brian

  3. Rebecca McAleese
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    What an amazing and beautiful man. Thank you for being a wonderful Grandfather and Great Grandfather GG. We have been so blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You will be dearlly missed. Love you Brian.

  4. Bethany
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    Brian, you welcomed myself and my brothers as your own. Thank you for being the grandfather I never had. Your photography skills inspired Joseph and your knowledge was appreciated by Michael . As for myself I will always remember our talks about horses and my basketball. We love you and will miss you at our family events . RIP xx

    • Jacqui & Jasmine Cleary
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      Was really sorry to hear the sad news about Uncle Brian, he was a lovely man , kind and gentle and he will be much missed. Thinking of you all at this sad time

    • Micky and Maria
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      A true Gentleman, may he rest in peace

  5. Adrian Green
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    Uncle Brian, I will miss the calmness and love that always surrounded you. You were a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge, always happy in the company of family and always wanting the best for others. You have a special place in our family, our history and our hearts. May our love go with you and your love remain with us always

  6. Patrick Madden
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    I will always remember uncle Brian as a loving caring man with a great sense of humour. As a child I have memories of him talking to my dad of the old days, very hard times indeed but he always found something uplifting to say. His strong sense of faith was evident for all to see and he would always help others, he was one of life’s true gentlemen. Lasting memory was his wide smile and laugh, Brian rest in peace.

  7. Libby King
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    Uncle Brian – we always enjoyed the occasional Sundays to your house and the warm welcomes you and Aunt Eileen gave us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. You will be missed – love Carmel, Jean, Gerard, Des, Jacqueline, Gabriel and Libby and their families – family circle of your late brother Desmond. Rest In Peace.

  8. Carmel, Joe & Family
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    Very sad news indeed, Uncle Brian was a kind and caring man, so glad we had the pleasure of his company during his last trip home. Thinking of you all and remembering you in our prayers. xo

  9. Nichola Madden
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    There’s nothing else to say about my Granda other than he was one in a million. Such a strong presence, so knowledgeable and wise! His laugh was infectious too, and I loved listening to him sing away at home in Belfast at the weekends! So surreal to believe he’s gone but, to be with Granny Eileen is all he wanted so I will take great comfort in that. Oh how wonderful it would be to hug wee Granda again and sit next to him to chat about life but ’tis not to be. Granda will ALWAYS and 4ever be in my heart though, memories of his camera 4ever in his hand, and wearing his wee caps. Love you Granda .. and Granny. See you in my dreams. Lots of love from Nichola, Melissa and Rojin x x x

  10. Myles Mc Kenna
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    To my Uncle Brian, always taught me something, always made me feel comfortable, always went out of his way to make me feel welcome.

    I will miss you, and not forget you as your name sake is with me.

    The last of Barney’s boys !

    Your loving Nephew


  11. Pauline Mc Meekin
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    Brian was always a loving, supportive and sincere person that won’t be forgotten. Thinking of the family at this time. RIP Brian. God Bless. From Pauline and Mervyn xo

  12. Marie O'Dwyer
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    Sincere condolences to Bernard Raymund Stephen Eugene and especially Therese……one of lifes true gentlemen…….now in heaven with Eileen….beautiful beautiful family …..xoxox

    • Kim and John
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      Terese, Liam and family. We send our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Brian. We always enjoyed a chat with him and he had a great sense of humour. A true gentleman with a quiet, gentle manner. Rest in peace Brian.

  13. Patricia Madden
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    Brian I have had the privilege to have had you as my Father-In-law for the last 44yrs You & Eileen brought me into your family within weeks of meeting me. I will always remember going to your home & being treated like a true friend.
    Our children were so lucky to have you as a Granda when they were growing up you taught them so many values as children which they have never forgotten We have so many memories of days spent together at many seaside spots having picnics with yourself & Eileen & my own Mother Teenie RIP who said she always felt like a Queen in your presence. You put your arms around our entire family circle & were known by everyone affectionately as Granda Brian even our children’s friends would have called you by this name as they ventured from teens to twenties & many now in their 30’s
    We are so saddened at your quick departure from our lives but we will always have you in our hearts forever our legend is now one of our very own Guardian Angels Rest easy now Brian with the one true love of your life Eileen Heavens gain is our loss 💖💖💖 x

  14. Elizabeth and Martin Denny
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    Brian , we hold you in fondest memory over the passing years. With camera in hand you were there to photograph our happiest times for posterity. To Terese and the boys you and Eileen were an inspiration. May the Lord take you to your rightful place in his kingdom to be with her and his own blessed mother. To your grand children and great grandchildren bid farewell on your journey to your heavenly father promising to look over them. God bless you.

  15. Jennifer Madden
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    I am very proud and thankful to have had such a wonderful Granda.
    I will always be grateful for all of your love, fun, stories and advice.
    You were the steady cornerstone of 3 generations of our Madden family.
    You had such a varied, interesting life with many chapters and I’m so delighted to have been a part of it.
    Thankyou for so many happy memories Granda.

    Our loss is heaven’s gain.
    Rest in Peace with Granny Eileen.

    Love from Jennifer, Emma, Dean, Eli & Freya xxx

  16. Emer
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    Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family on the passing of Brian. A gentleman who always took the time to speak to you. We have fond memories of listening to Brian regaling us with tales of his escapades and those of others from his hometown in Belfast. Rarely seen without his trusty camera, Brian captured those important life moments and also those of the everyday, usually unseen by the average person. Brian had quite the eye for detail. A wealth of life experience to share, Brian’s advice was always welcome to myself and others. Rest in peace Brian, reunited with your beloved wife Eileen. Love from the Coleman family, Emer (Denny), Paul, Barra and Davin. X

  17. Sean McComiskey
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    Well Brian as we used to say “Requiescat In Pace”

  18. Caroline Vize (Madden)
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    Uncle Brian you were a very special person. A true giant among men, gentle, thoughtful, talented and full of fun. Your strong sense of family permeated all you did. While in recent years we have been separated by miles your kindness had never been forgotten. Greatly missed by John, Caroline and Christopher Madden and families. St Michael the Archangel pray for him.

  19. Frances McAllister
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    Our heartfelt condolences to the Madden and McAleese families on the loss of their beloved, Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, Brian. He was a gentleman with a gentle soul, making time for everyone. We will fondly look back on our times spent with Brian, whether it was having an aul chat, watching tv or our days out in both Ireland and Australia – often capped by Brian providing a photo keepsake as a reminder of a great day spent together. Rest in peace Brian in the comfort of the Holy Family, reunited once again with your beloved Eileen. The McAllisters.

  20. Barbara Cheevers
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    Sincere condolences to Terese, Liam and your family for the passing of Brian. It was a privilege to know Brian and wonderful you all shared special times and family memories. RIP

  21. Cheryl O Dwyer
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    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Madden family, especially my uncle Bernard and his two children Jennifer and Nichola. Brian was a true gentleman, patient, considerate, honest and was always very understanding. Gone straight to heaven to the waiting arms of Eileen! Rest in peace x x x

  22. Lin and Michael
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    Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to dear Terese, and all the family, on the loss of one of this planet’s loveliest human beings; what a wonderful privilege you all were so fortunate to have enjoyed with your beloved Daddy, Granda, GG.
    Brian was someone whom I was so very proud to have known for so many years. I consider it a real privilege to have known him, and to have shared many memorable family times with him. Strong, proud, witty, stubborn, funny, soft, gentle; he shall be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

  23. Steve & Jenny Fairey
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    My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Terese, Liam and family. It was sad to hear of Brian’s passing.
    I will always remember chatting with Brian, who had a great sense of humor, was a true gentleman, a good listener. He will be missed. RIP Brian

  24. Coralie Morrissey
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    It was a pleasure to have met this beautiful man. I know he will be missed by his children and grandchildren.
    My deepest sympathy to Terese, Liam and family on their sad loss.
    We are in unprecedented times at the moment and I know it is hard not to have your friends around you at this time but rest assured they are all thinking of you.
    Love always.

  25. Patsy Marsden
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    To Brian,
    Now you are with your beloved Eileen, rest in peace Brian. It was lovely to chat with you when ever we met up, you always welcomed me with open arms and a big kiss and a lovely twinkle in those Irish eyes💚☘️

    To Terese Liam and large family,

    I met Brian in his later years & now I have lovely memories just like each and everyone of you have. Brian was alway a lovely cheery gentleman to me, we had lovely catch ups when we got together at Terese and Liam’s house, there will always be a place in my heart for Brian. It is a very sad time for you and your family. God bless

  26. Nikki Edge
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    What a great man. What a gentleman. What a great story teller.

    Growing up with Bronagh Brian became GG to all of us girls. He would always remember who was who and always take the time to see how you were doing.

    It always blew my mind how he was able to relate to any topic and tell you something about it in such great detail.

    I would especially love how he would spell a word out when he could see the sheer blankness on my face trying to break through his accent and understand what he was trying to say.

    What an honour it was to have met you Brian,
    May you rest in piece


    • Gerard Madden
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      So sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Brian , a true gentleman & a man with many old interesting stories ! Treasured memories always , gone to be with his late wife Eileen up in Gods beautiful garden.. God bless All his family RIP. Love his nephew Gerard & Lorraine Madden xoxo

  27. Clare Madden
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    Loved dearly and missed deeply. I will be treasuring every memory.
    God bless xx

  28. Kris Bobetic
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    Rest In Peace Brian, you were a beautiful soul and it was our pleasure and privilege to know you and share so many good times with you and the family.

    Sending all of our love to you Terese, Liam and all of GGs beautiful ‘kids’
    Biggest hugs to you all xxx

  29. Sharon Kerr
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    A life well lived …

    Rest in peace Brian x

    • Patricia, Tony, Lily, Porzia and Eva
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      A beautiful service to farewell Granda Brian as he was known to our girls, the only Granda they have ever known. We will always be thankful for the stories and songs he shared with us on our weekends away 🙏Condolences, thoughts and prayers to all the Madden Families here and overseas. RIP Brian ❤

  30. Jarrod Aspinall
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    A pleasure to have met and known you.
    A loving family man (Granda to Conor, Bronagh and Declan as I mainly knew you!), entertaining, generous and caring.

    Loved my many and will be missed by many.

    Rest In Peace.

  31. Gerard Madden
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    So very sad to hear of the passing of Uncle Brian. RlP
    A very kind , gentle & true gentleman , we have fond memories of his old stories & he had a unique knowledge of history.
    Gone now to his wife aunt Eileen to Gods beautiful garden… Godbless All his family at this sad time 😇😓😇 nephew Gerard Lorraine Madden xxx

  32. Mario Madden
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    Our sincere condolences to Bernard, Raymund, Stephen, Eugene, Terese, their partners and their families. Like everyone who met him, I will always remember uncle Brian as a loving caring man with a great sense of humour. My childhood memories of him are of a patient, quietly spoken man coaxing my cousins, my siblings and me to pose for family photographs. My adult conversations with him also reflected his warm personality and his love of ‘family’. He had a strong sense of faith that was evident for all to see and like the rest of his brothers, will be remembered as one of life’s true gentlemen.

    Mario, Mary and family
    Brian, may you rest in peace.

  33. Maura Denny
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    My heartfelt sympathy to all the family on the loss of Brian. I have only fond, happy memories of the unique man that he was, during in his life here in Ireland, and more recently throughout his last chapter in Australia. I will be forever grateful, to have had the privilege, to spend such quality time with him. His heart warming laugh and charismatic soul will always have a special place in my heart.

    May those that mourn him take some comfort in knowing that he is with his beloved wife Eileen, whom he so longed to be with. What a wonderful life lived to the fullest ❤️

    Rest in peace Brian, love from Maura xxx

  34. Gary Sloan
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    Just heard today about the passing of you Brian so so sorry to hear that. You were a gentleman and always took the time to speak to everyone. Many a good conversation I had with you and my condolences to all the family circle. You inspired me with your faith, thank you. RIP

  35. Mary & Kevin Sloan
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    Truly a beautiful service to farewell a true gentleman, it was a pleasure to have known you. May you Rest In Peace Brian
    Condolences to all the family here and overseas.
    God Bless from Kevin & Mary

  36. Craig Rawlings
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    Brian always had time to sit and chat.
    A truly gentle man with a warm Irish lilt could listen to for hours
    My thoughts are with family at the loss of their father and grandfather
    Especially Terese and family who shared and cared for him in his final years
    I felt privileged being part of his send off.
    A beautiful service.

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