Beverly Ann Bertolo, 88 1/2 years old, our loving mother, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph's Health Care Center with her caring family by her side. Beverly grew up in the East Syracuse area, where she graduated from East Syracuse High School. She was long time resident of Mattydale since 1950, and summered at her camp at Green Lake in Tully. Beverly was the last surviving child of the late James and Mabel (Douglas) Cody.
Beverly worked for many years as a sales clerk at Fanny Farmer in Northern Lights Plaza, and the former Penn Can Mall. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, and the Little League and Pop Warner Football programs. Beverly participated in the YMCA Folk March. She was an avid bowler at Strike 'N Spare Lanes for many years. She loved to read, garden, crochet and enjoyed classic movies. Above all else, Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church, and sang in the choir. She was a member of their Socialites and Altar Rosary Society.
Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, August "Gus", in 2007, a daughter, Marie, in 1959, a son, Daniel, in 1983, and by her two brothers, James and William Cody.
Beverly is survived by her seven children: Christine Bertolo of Delaware, OH, Teresa (Robert) Polsin of Cazenovia, Mary Kay Bertolo of Las Vegas, NV, James (Mary) Bertolo of Tully, Gary Bertolo of Denver, CO, Jeffrey Bertolo of Mattydale, and Dr. Scot Bertolo, of Columbus, OH and Partner Dr. Jose Vargas; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care by the staff of both St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Crossings in Minoa.
Contributions in Beverly's memory may be made to St. Margaret's Food Pantry, or to the Choir, 203 Roxboro Rd., Mattydale, NY 13211.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. A Prayer Service will begin at 9:15 am on Wednesday at the funeral home with a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret's Church. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse.