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Bertha M Bansley Brewster
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1918
Death: Jan. 10, 2014

Bertha M. Brewster, 95, of 1011 West Housatonic St. Pittsfield died Saturday at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born on December 25, 1918 in Andover, MA she was the daughter of the late William H. and Amanda Munro Bansley.

A longtime Pittsfield resident, she was educated in Pittsfield schools.

She married her husband, the late George R. Brewster on March 22, 1941 at First Baptist Church of Pittsfield. He died on December 10, 1978.

A homemaker for most of her life, she had worked at one time at the former Hillcrest Hospital and Newberry's Dept. Store.

She was a past member of the First Baptist Church of Pittsfield where she taught Sunday School. She was also a captain of the Billie Harris Chapter and past president of the Women's League at First Baptist Church.

She was a member of the International Association of Rebekah and served as Post Noble Grand.

Mrs. Brewster was also a member of the Daughters of Scotia, Purple Heather Lodge #41 of Pittsfield, and the Lanesboro Grange.

For many years she served as a poll worker at the City of Pittsfield Election Polls.

She was also very active with the P.T.A. at Stearns School.

She enjoyed being with her family and being "Grandma's Taxi".

She was an avid reader, excellent cook and a very welcoming person.

She also belonged to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

She leaves a son, George O. W. Brewster and his wife Pamela of Pittsfield, three daughters; Patricia L. Dufur and her husband Carl with whom she resided of Pittsfield, Donna M. Ellis and her husband Michael of Brandon, FL and Linda E. Sutton of Hobe Sound, FL, thirteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, nineteen great great grandchildren, and five step grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, the late Dorothy E. Steiner and by two brothers, Donald and William Bansley, her son-in-law, the late Gary D. Sutton, a granddaughter, Georgina M. Leavy and by her great grandson, David J. Dufur Jr.

Dery Funeral Home, Pittsfield, MA
Pittsfield Cemetery
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Forever Searching
Record added: Jan 14, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123395197


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