Margaret A. Bertocci, 94

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BRUNSWICK — Margaret A. Bertocci, 94, died Jan. 26, at her home at Sunnybrook Village in the loving care of family and friends.

She was born July 11, 1919, in Lewiston to Eleanor Margaret True and Charles Edward Allen, both of Freeport. Raised in Auburn, she graduated from Edward Little High School in 1937 and Mount Holyoke College in 1941. Following college, she worked as a reporter and copy editor for the Lewiston Daily Sun.

She married S. Theodore Bertocci of Somerville, Mass., Jan. 16, 1943. She and Ted made their home in Bath, where Ted was employed at Bath Iron Works. In 1972, after raising three sons, they moved to Arrowsic where they restored a 200 year old cape on Doubling Point Road at Fiddler’s Reach. The two of them enjoyed gardening and defined the Doubling Point community as the first year-round residents. They took a long awaited trip to Europe in 1981, including a visit to Ted’s ancestral hometown of Gaeta, Elena, Italy where they met many cousins and friends of Ted’s family.

Throughout her life, Bertocci was actively involved in her church, Central Congregational, now the Chocolate Church, and subsequently the United Church of Christ, where she held leadership positions including as chair of the Women’s Fellowship. Her community efforts included the Junior Hospital League at Bath Memorial Hospital as a coffee shop volunteer and chair of the High Fever Follies fundraiser. 

She will be remembered as a warm, gracious and loving person.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years S. Theodore Bertocci; son, Thomas A. Bertocci; sister, Mary E. Allen; and brother, David C. Allen.

She is survived by her sons, David C. Bertocci and Andrew G. Bertocci, of Yarmouth; sister, Martha Irvine; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a loving extended family. 

The family extends sincere thanks to the caregivers at Sunnybrook Village and CHANS.

She was remembered in worship at UCC Bath Feb. 2, and a celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath United Church of Christ Congregational, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, ME 04530 or the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, ME 04530.

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