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Bertha E. Del Gallo

1931 - 2016 PITTSFIELD--Bertha Evelyn Bonneau Del Gallo, 85 of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully at home on August 16, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on January 2, 1931, daughter of Oscar N. Bonneau and Juliette Rheaume Bonneau, she was educated in parochial schools in Pittsfield. She was a former communicant of Notre Dame and All Souls Church. Prior to her marriage to former Pittsfield Mayor Remo Del Gallo on July 1, 1950, Mrs. Del Gallo was employed at the Eaton Paper Corporation. Following her marriage, in addition to being a homemaker and caring for her family, she could be found working alongside her husband at Del Gallo's Restaurant in Pittsfield. A woman of boundless energy and stamina, Bertha never seemed to stop moving and was always attentive to the needs of others. Self-reliant and of strong character, she always set high expectations for herself. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, crocheting, and shopping. Kind and caring, devoted to her family, a generous and loyal friend, she was loved by many. She was particularly proud of her children and of the accomplishments of her grandchildren. Mrs. Del Gallo is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Remo Del Gallo. She is also survived by her two daughters, Linda Crawford and her husband, Jerry, of Des Moines, IA and Karen Ingegni and her husband, Albert, of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Alyssa Ingegni and her husband, Chester Lee, of West Sand Lake, NY, Katelyn Crawford and her husband, John Kupstas, of Kansas City, MO, Erin Nicorata and her husband, Dan, of Orland Park, IL, and Conor Crawford of Des Moines, IA, and two great grandchildren, Dominic and Claire Nicorata. Bertha is survived by her brother, Victor Bonneau and his wife, Suzann, of Acton, MA, her brother-in-law, Rinaldo Del Gallo, and his wife, Joyce, of Pittsfield along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ernest and Rene Bonneau; her sisters, Arlene Harris, Rita Archambault and Della Shogry. The Del Gallo family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Bertha's caregivers, Cheryl Mierzejewski, Deanna Zurrin, and Gina Drake for their kind and compassionate care. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will take place Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA. 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. at St. Charles Church, 89 Briggs Avenue, Pittsfield with the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday, August 21, from 4-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Del Gallo may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. To send a card or message please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 18, 2016
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