Bertha Fertitta

Bertha Fertitta, 88, of Beaumont, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, she was born on November 26, 1925, in Beaumont, to Leona Darbonne Bonvillion and Wilford P. Bonvillion. Survivors include her children, Mike Fertitta and his wife, Luisa, of Lexington, Massachusetts; Pat Greeley and her husband, Chris, of Newburyport, Massachusetts; Joanne Weik and her husband, Stan, of San Saba; Mary Beth DeLord and her husband, Paul, of Nederland; and son-in-law, Randy Frith of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; grandchildren, Sara Jarvi and her husband, Eric; Dan Fertitta; Paul Higgs and his wife, Amanda; Dr. Leigh Johnston and her husband, James; Erick Weik and his wife, Laura; Karl Weik and his wife, Tracy; Jameson DeLord and his fiancé , Jaime; Katie DeLord; Ryan Frith and his wife, Jessica; Erin Frith; Alyssa Reeves and her husband, Michael; Adrienne Frith; and Erica Frith; and eight great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe F. Slim Fertitta; daughter, Kathleen Frith; son-in-law, Bobby Summers; grandson, Christopher Summers; two sisters; and one brother. A gathering of Mrs. Fertitta's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Pink Angels (a non-profit breast cancer research foundation) 26 Nells Pond Road, Lynn, Massachusetts 01904; St. Pius Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77703; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38015. Complete and updated information may be found at

Funeral Home

Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 7, 2014