Bertha Helen Sievert, 91, a longtime Meriden resident of 69 years, wife of the late Edward T. Sievert, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on November 1, 2018. She was born in North Guilford on February 28, 1927 to the late George and Nellie Thody Seifert. She is survived by her daughters; Kathleen Coe (Gregory) of Wakefield, RI, Donna Damalas (Steven) of Concord, MA and Barbara Barnett (Gary) of Meriden, her grandchildren; Gregory Coe II, Nicholas and Tina Damalas, and Michael Barnett, great-grandson Gregory Coe III, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Beverly Sievert, sisters; Catherine Seifert, Ann Mahoney, Lillian Sima, Evelyn Rossi, and her brother George Seifert. Bertha worked side by side with her husband Edward on their dairy farm and store on Johnson Ave. for all of her married life. She was in charge of running the dairy store on the farm. She was also a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Meriden. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Susan Oliveira and the Franciscan Hospice Care. We are indebted to each of you for your kindness, care, and compassion that allowed us to keep Mom in the home she loved. Friends are asked to meet directly at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden on Wednesday, November 7 at 10:30 am for a funeral service celebrating Bertha's life. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 6 from 5-7 pm in the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bertha's name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden, CT 06451, or to Franciscan Home Care & Hospice, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

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  1. Dear Kathy, Greg and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We know it’s been difficult, particularly the last few months. May your pleasant memories of her surround you with her love. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,
    Lori & Jim Capaldi

  2. I will always fondly remember the numerous Thanksgiving feasts that Aunt Bert and Uncle Eddie hosted at their home. The room was filled with family, laughter and the most delicious food — the largest turkey ever — and everyone wanting Aunt Marion’s sticky buns! We have said good-bye to many of our beloved family members these last years, and now we add one more. Rest in peace, dear Aunt Bert, and thanks for the memories.

  3. I had the great pleasure of meeting Bert in August 2018. She made me wish I had met her years ago. I was happy to be with her when her health was better, but, it was my privilege to help take care of her towards the end of a long and happy life. I also got to see what wonderful daughters she had. She was very proud of them. I consider myself lucky to have met Bert and her family. My sincere condolences to her family.

  4. Kathy, Donna & Bobbie- So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I will always think of her fondly. I know she will live on in your hearts. Sincerely, Nancy Jurgot Young

  5. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we lost Bert. I will always remember she wasn’t happy about having me help her, but said I was welcome to visit as a friend. I will miss that feisty little lady. Her family proved to me by their care and love of her that she truly was a great Lady.

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