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Bertha M. Folger

November 11, 1938October 28, 2020

Bertha Mae (Costa) Folger, 81, a person with a beautiful soul inside and out, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at The Oaks Rehab in New Bedford. She was the former wife of the late Joseph G. Folger.

Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Antone F. and Thelma (Ellis) Costa, she grew up in Mattapoisett, and had resided in New Bedford and Acushnet for many years.

She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School.

Ms. Folger had worked as an Account Manager for the Department of Employment and Training for 25 years until her retirement in 2002. She had previously worked as a secretary at Aerovox for 25 years.

Bertha enjoyed working in her yard which she meticulously maintained. She loved family gatherings. She was dedicated to her family, and was also known for being a generous friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by her sisters, Muriel Shepherd of Taunton, Bernice Clark of E. Providence, RI, and Lois Augustine of Acushnet, many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, cousins Delia and John Parker, whom devotedly visited weekly. She was predeceased by her sister Charlene M. Cabral and her brother Antone F. Costa Jr.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

At the family's request, burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan

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Lee Brienzo

November 3, 2020

Muriel, Bill, and extended family -
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We have many happy and cherished memories of Bert. Especially her beautiful garden and when she would go do our Christmas shopping while we were at work.
Love and prayers to all, Dennis and Lee

BRIAN COSTA

November 2, 2020

Bertha, all I can say is, thanks for a lifetime of memories, growing up and being at my grandparents house across the street from you, there isn't a holiday, or life event that you weren't there for me. My first job was pulling weeds from your flower beds, helping you with raking leaves and shoveling your driveway as a kid. I'm surprised there isn't a worn out path on Hamlin St going from your house to my grandparents house from decades of walking back and forth, the easily hundreds of hours of conversations we had about everything will never be forgotten, it was a pleasure having you in my life and I know you and my grandparents are hanging out once again, God bless my dear friend, Love you, Brian

Lee Baptista

October 30, 2020

RIP Bertha you will be missed

Lois Ennis

October 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about Betha's death. We were school mates all through school and enjoyed many times together. Please express my sympathy to her sisters.
Lois Ennis

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