Bertha (Kamay) Krechko

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Bertha (Kamay) Krechko, daughter of the late Mary (Sirega) and Joseph Kamay Sr. died March 6, 2013

Bertha was born in Thompsonville in 1927. Mrs. K. was employed for 20 years by the Tolland Board of Education as a paraprofessional. She was a communicant of St. Matthew Church in Tolland, where she volunteered for countless hours.

Bertha is survived by her husband, Walter, of 59 years; her son, Ross, his wife, Nancy, and their children, Bryan, Jenna, David, and Alyssa; her son, Barry, and his son, Jacob; her son-in-law, Thomas Coleman, his wife, Rosemarie, and his sons, Nicholas and Tyler; her granddaughter, Courtney Lazzarra; her sister, Nellie Lynch; and many nieces and nephews. Bertha was predeceased by her daughter, Linda, in 2002; her brothers, John, Joseph, Stanley, Frank, and Henry Kamay; her sisters, Catherine Maciolek, Josephine Golemba, and Helen Curtiss.

Relatives and friends may join the family Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Route 195), Tolland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, Tolland. Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Tolland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to St. Matthew's Building Fund or St. Jude Children's Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 8 to Mar. 12, 2013