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Bertha (Lizotte) Church

Bertha (Lizotte) Church
  • November 15, 1921 - January 12, 2018
  • Hudson, Massachusetts
  • American Heart Association
    300 5th Avenue
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“My deepest condolences. Death of a loved one is never an easy thing to go through. Just remember you are not alone. Isaiah 61: 2 "...To comfort all...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere condolences to the Church family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: - MA

“Mary & Family...........sorry to hear about your Mom..........haven't seen you in quite awhile but sending my condolences. Hope all is well with you....Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kris & Bill Buturlia - Marlboro, MA


4 of 19 | Posted by: Kris & Bill Buturlia - Marlboro, MA

“Grammie: so many wonderful memories. Love and condolences to all the family. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Schaefer - Clackamas, OR

“Oh Grammie, you will be so missed. Your love for family and kindness to all will always be treasured and remembered. I am so fortunate to have had...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jane Schaefer - Clackamas, OR

“Mary, may you and your family have plenty of amazing memories of your mom. May she rest in peace. Regards,Ken Katzman ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Katzman

“My thoughts & prayers are with you, Mary and your family on this sad day. Your mom was such a beautiful lady, both inside & out and I am truly so...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Lou Ivey - Plymouth, MA

“So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: John & Patricia Bairos - CA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“I'll never forget all the times I spent over your house .You were one of a kind and very special to me.You'll never be forgotten. Jesus has another...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Stoddard - WA - Family Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of your Mom/Grandmother's passing! She was so very sweet and I loved meeting her on a few occasions. We are praying for you to...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Rick and Gail Devins - Easton, MA

“Dell and Nancy, Brian and I send our condolences to you.The longer you have them, the harder it is. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Brian and Peggy Pierce - MA

“A lovely woman who lived a long joyful life. So glad we knew her. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Art and Irene Ross - THE VILLAGES, FL

“My sincerest condolences to Pauline, Mary, Sandy, Dell and your whole family, Bertha was loved by anyone lucky enough to have known her and she was...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: joe cabral

“Such a sweet lady. I have so many memories of Bertha at our family parties. She would always come to our gatherings. Always such a happy person...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Mueller - Northborugh, MA

“Love you Ms. Church. I will always remember your visits to The Bay Area to visit Pauline and with Mary and Nica. Such wonderful times. I will...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Rose Leone Bercow - San Diego, CA

“Such a wonderful, happy lady. So sorry, remember the good times. We loved her doll house, so talented. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Donna and Tony Marques - Friend

“Bertha and my Mom Ruthie were best friends for as long as I can remember. the Ladies would go out to Lunch every Tuesday and when I got home from...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Elizabeth Conley - Hudson, MA


Bertha (Lizotte) Church, 96, of Hudson MA, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home, with her family surrounding her. Born in Marlborough she was the daughter of the late Hervey and Nellie (Mcintyre) Lizotte and the wife of the late Grady O'Dell Church, Sr., who died in 1964.
A licensed realtor and well known in her field, she was employed by DiTomasso Realty in Marlborough as well as Durand Realty, retiring in the late 1980's.
For the past 40 years Bertha had enjoyed a special relationship with John Clifford of Charlestown, MA.
Although her talents were many, her first love was quilting. She pieced and quilted, all by hand, a quilt for each of her children. She also spent many years installing lighting and furnishing a Southern Colonial dollhouse. Most items were handmade and precise. It was also landscaped and the décor changed with the season. She was accomplished in many areas but there was nothing that made her happier or was more important than her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons, Grady O'Dell Church, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Boylston and Herve Church and his wife Sandra of King City, Oregon, her daughters, Sandra DeBeradinis and her husband Harry of Hudson, Shelley Casavecchia and her husband Alan of Easton, Mary Church of Chelmsford and Pauline Church of Boxboro, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Clayton and Raymond Lizotte and Pearl Naughton Gilmartin.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 4-7pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 18 at 11:00 at St. Michael Church, 23 Manning St., Hudson, MA. Burial will follow at Forest Vale Cemetery,Broad St.,Hudson, MA. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 Fifth Ave. Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451,