Frances Bertuca

Died: June 15, 2015
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Frances M. (Lippolis) Bertuca, 93, of Endicott, went to be with the Lord and into the arms of the love of her life Joseph (Butchie), Monday, June 15, 2015. Besides her husband Joe she was predeceased by an infant daughter Roseanne; grandson David; her parents Michel and Rose (Salamida) Lippolis; brother Angelo (Doris) Lippolis; sisters Annie (Vince) Fusco and Genevieve (Bob) Lyons and best friend Mary Palmisani. She is survived by her daughter Betty Ann (Domenic) Romeo, Endicott; son Joseph (Marcia) Bertuca, Wichita, KS; grandchildren Michael; Catherine and Gabriella Romeo and Jody (Cheryl) and Bobby (Shelli) Bertuca; seven great grandchildren; brother in law and sisters in law Dick Rella and Madeline and Margaret Rella; also several nieces; nephews and cousins. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott, the Alberobellese and S.S. Cosmas and Damiano Clubs. She was also a former employee of Endicott-Johnson Corp., International House and Farm and Home Meats. Fran and Joe were an inspirational example of love, since they met in Utica, NY and were devoted to each other for their 63 years of marriage. She will be remembered for her sarcastic wit, wry sense of humor, pineapple cheese cake, eggplant and her love of roses. The family would like to thank the nurses and aides of Bridgewater Nursing Center’s 2B unit for their exceptional care.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday 9:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 10 am. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Friday from 5-7 pm. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church Elevator Fund, 906 Jenkins Street, Endicott, NY 13760 or the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James Street, Suite 408, Syracuse, NY 13203.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

St. Anthony of Padua Church


306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790


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Bobby Bertuca posted on 6/16/15

You will be missed Grandma. I am so thankful for the times we were able to spend with you and grateful that all of my kids know you. You are a wonderful woman who has helped to shape me into the man I am today. We love you. Bobby, Shelli and the girls.


Caity Branigan posted on 6/17/15

I am so heavy hearted to hear of Fran's passing. She was such a wonderful woman. I loved spending time with her. She was so witty and hilarious. My thoughts are with her family, especially Betty.


Bonita Coffin Goodall posted on 6/17/15

My prayers are with you and your family. -Bonita


Abby leGree posted on 6/17/15

God bless you Frances. I am so honored to have been able to take care of you. You will surely be missed by all of us at Bridgewater.


amy shattuck posted on 6/17/15

Frances was a very compassionate and loving woman whom I have always enjoyed being around...i remember when a new man would come to the floor at the nursing home and she would give me a thumbs up if he were ok and a definite NO if she wasn't interested..she would scoot herself down the hall always looming for me to sneak me into her room so we could have girl time..i love you Frances ...RIP my dear friend


Shakia Simmons posted on 6/17/15

I loved being your Aid from the time I became a CNA. You keep me laughing and always keep me on my toes. I kept you looking good all they way until you went home with the lord. You Made me realize why I love my job and why I wake up to do this everyday.i will truley miss you and I know you made it to the other side safe. The unit won't be the same without you MY PRINCESS OF 2B


Tricia De Santis posted on 6/18/15

Betty and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care and please let me know if you need anything. Fondly, Tricia De Santis