In memory of
Bertha Alaimo
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In memory of
Bertha Alaimo
Bertha Alaimo, of Enfield, passed away Feb. 12, 2017, 50 days shy of her 105th birthday. Bertha was the daughter of the late Carl and Marcella Rackis. Although a Lithuanian, Bertha learned the art of Italian cooking from her mother-in-law, and that combined with her own innate ability, gave her a reputation on Jefferson Street and among friends and family of being an excellent baker and cook. Bertha was a communicant of St. Bernard Church in Hazardville. She was employed for 30 years at the Hazardville Memorial Grammar School as the cafeteria manager. She was such a fine cook and friend, that when the principal left for another school, he asked her to go with him. She also worked with her husband at the family business, B. Alaimo's Market. Bertha was a kind, gentle, and loving person who will be deeply missed by all her friends and family. The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the administration of Parkway Pavilion and especially to the nurses and staff of the East Wing, who gave her so much care and attention. Also a thank-you to the recreation department, who were cheerful and kind in providing her with enjoyable days. Bertha is survived by her son, Benjamin M. Alaimo and his wife, Cypra, of South Windsor; her daughter, Carmen Locke and her husband, Stephen, of Conway, South Carolina; her son, Matthew Alaimo, of Central Falls, Rhode Island; her grandchildren, Matthew Alaimo and his wife, Terry, Benjamin Alaimo Jr.; and her great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Alaimo. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lillian Alaimo; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew J. Alaimo; her four siblings; and her former daughter-in-law, Angeline (Jean) Alaimo. Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Leete-Stevens for a procession to St. Bernard Church in Enfield for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Committal will follow at Enfield Street Cemetery. Donations in Bertha's memory may be made to St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082, or to the Parkway Pavilion Recreation Fund, 1157 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082. For online condolences, visit www.leetestevens.com
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