Margaret Ella Lee (Maggie) Bernard of Oak Bluffs, died Oct. 5 at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 83.

Margaret Ella Lee Bernard was born April 1, 1934 to Rose Ferriera Goodick of Tisbury, and Robert Goodick of Nova Scotia.

She was a kind and gentle person who was extremely private. She had a deep love for God and loved to spend time enjoying nature, walking, and was an avid photographer. She was a model in the 1950s and specialized in black and white photography, as well as color slides and still life photography. She loved to spend time in her home and yard and was a perfectionist in everything she did.

In her early seventies she suffered numerous strokes and became a resident at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation. She never lost her kindness, gentleness, class or her integrity. She always gave her most beautiful smile to everyone at Windemere, regardless of what she was going through. She was always a true lady and a woman of incredible strength. She was a true gem and will be missed by all her family and those who knew her.

She was the beloved wife of Edmund Joseph Bernard, who predeceased her in August 2015. She is survived by her son Edmund Robert Goodick Bernard, Jr., her daughter Jennifer Bernard both of Oak Bluffs, and brother John Leite, Walter Marshall, Stevie Marshall and Dennis Marshall.

A private service will be held for family in the spring 2018.

Donations in memory of Maggie can be made to Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation, PO Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guest book and information.