HERKIMER - Bertha Catherine (Fey) Sweet 84, of
Bertha was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 10, 1935, the daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Fey, sibling to her sister, Mary. Bertha graduated from
On January 18, 1958, Bertha was united in marriage to the love of her life, Michael Anthony Sweet, Sr., in
Bertha was a “stay at home” mom until her children were all in school. She enjoyed being able to reap the benefits, allowing her to raise her children and be a home room mother for all her children while they were in elementary school. This also enabled her to prepare home cooked dinners, deserts and make lunch for her husband every day so he could come home at noon and spend some time with her.
Bertha retired in 2017 from
Bertha enjoyed traveling. She often spoke of how blessed she was to have traveled to places she only dreamed about. She loved to read, play scrabble, go for walks and tend to her flower garden. She loved fine dining, always wanting to try a new place. She cherished her “friend” time going to lunch, dinner, catching a movie, or just spending time with her friends, Marchele, Sharon, Connie, Brenda, Cindy, Shelly, Eleanor and Gail whenever possible. She enjoyed her special relationship with her Sister-in-law, Louisa Walewender and Brother–in-law, Joseph Sweet. She loved to watch her grandchildren play sports over the years then later being able to enjoy watching her great-grandchildren play soccer and basketball. Some of her fondest memories were her time spent in
Bertha is survived by her 5 children, Michael A. Sweet, Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Herkimer, Sherry Poole and her husband, Jeff, of Pennsylvania, Daniel Sweet and his wife, Sandy, of Little Falls, Peter Sweet and his Wife, Roxanne, of Glenville and Christine Brown, of Ilion. Bertha has 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and her special niece, Debbie Nils Soderman, her children and grandchildren.
Bertha was predeceased by her husband, Michael, in 1987; her sister, Mary Nordlund, in 2019; her parents; and several of her husband’s siblings.
Calling hours will be at
A celebration of Bertha’s life will be held at the church the following day, funeral services beginning at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 21, 2019, with Pastor David Hayner, officiating and following this she will be laid to rest at
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice & Palliative Care in Bertha’s memory. The family would like to thank Cindy from Hospice & Palliative care for her care and compassion that she gave Bertha in her final time.
Bertha’s wishes were of funeral arrangements under the direction of the Enea Family Funeral Home,