Gertrude "Gertie Babes" BEVILACQUA

BEVILACQUA, Gertrude "Gertie Babes", was called home April 20, 2013 at age 74 after her courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her three siblings, Joey, Joanie and Dee and her parents, Frank and Jean Filiciotto. She is survived by her one and only love, Robert "Bobby", together for 63 years; her children, Donna Halle (Valarie); Lynn (Brian) Hedrick; son-in-law, Bob; five grandchildren, Nicole, Stacie, Briana, Alyssa and Hanna; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Aryanna & Nicolas; and many nieces and nephews. She loved reading and bowling, but mostly she loved her family and friends. As Bob is still under a physicians care at Bayfront Medical Center, A celebration of her life will be held on April 24th, her birthday at Feaster Chapel at Bayfront Medical Center, 701 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, 33701 at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice for without them, and their compassion this journey would have been so much more painful. We will forever hold a special place in our hearts for all who were with us.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 23, 2013