Josepha A. Bertone

March 19, 1916February 18, 2013

JOSEPHA A. “TOOTS” (BOROWITZ) BERTONE, age 96 of Ross Twp., passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Pierino “Pete” Bertone. She was the loving mother of Frances H. Iafolla, JoAnn B. Peck of Florida and Robert P. Bertone of Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Richelle, Dan, Joe, Karen, Steve and David and eleven great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc, 1032 Perry Hwy, Ross Twp, 412-364-4444. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, 146 Hawthorne Rd, Pittsburgh, Pa 15209, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, Pa 15243 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013

Josepha A. Bertone

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Bob & Jan Beiler

February 21, 2013

Bob and Fran, during this difficult time, Jan and I offer our sympathy to you for the loss of your Mother. God Bless.

Bob and Jan Beiler

Bettty Tomaino

February 20, 2013

My cousin Toots was a very loving and gracious lady, and loved by all. She was always so sweet to all of us, and I loved her laugh. She and Cousin Pete were very close to my Mother and Father, who passed away recently, and I know they are all together again. My deepest sympathy to my Cousins Fran, JoAnn, Bob and their children. God Bless all of you.


February 20, 2013

Dear Cousins...we were so sorry to learn of the passing of your wonderful Mom. I have so many fond memories of her kindnesses extended to me as far back as my teenage years. I could talk with her about anything, and she always guided me in the right direction. I remember visits to your home on Zander lane with Ed and all five of our small children. Her home was of course perfectly kept, and I would be very nervous that we might soil the white carpet, but she would always put me at ease that it was ok, not to worry. I remember how happy she was when we helped celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and when we celebrated our 50th several years ago, I used that celebration as my guide.

We are so glad that we made that trip home last May and had the opportunity to visit with you all once again. Our sons, Ed Jr and Joe and our daughter Rhonda had heard so many stories and that visit helped them put all the family pieces together. We will keep your family in our prayers. You have always been one of our favorites. May Aunt Toots now join all the rest of her family and rest forever in the house of Our Lord.

Vivian Consolo

February 20, 2013

My deepest sympathy to my cousins on the passing of Aunt Toots. She was a real sweetheart of an Aunt, and I have many fond memories of her from my childhood. I am glad for her that she is now with the Lord and her family in Heaven. May the peace of the Lord console her family still here on earth.
With Love, Vivian

February 20, 2013

Our condolances on the passing of Toots.
We remember fondly of the good times we had playing cards or just visiting with her.
Bob and Rose Peck