Norma Bertelli

On March 21, 2011 Norma Louise Phillips Bertelli’s long life came to a peaceful end. Born in 1919 in Massachusetts, Norma was the oldest daughter of Wendall and Louise Phillips and older sister to ‘Buddy.’ She was a proud graduate of Fisher Junior College and in WWII worked for the War board; an accomplished career woman and dedicated volunteer for many organizations. She was a devoted wife to Bruno Bertelli; loving mother of three: Susan Carkeek of Charlottesville, Va.; Paul Bertelli, Bozeman, Mont., and Donna Ferragut, Lewes, Del.; and proud grandmother of four: Ben Tyrrell, Medford, Mass.; Ciaran Tyrrell, Bellmore, N.Y.; Aine Tyrrell Murphy, Ocean Grove, Melbourne, Australia and Lilia Tyrrell, Washington, D.C. and great-grandmother to six beautiful children: Olivia, Conor, Taylor, Kailani, Cian, and Tullan. She will be remembered for her award-winning cooking and creative needlework and her love of flowers. With her husband Bruno she loved to travel and explore the world, both across the United States and throughout Europe. She raised her family in Tewksbury, Mass. and moved to Denmark, Maine, where she resided the last 30 years in her dream log home. She left us all a legacy of beauty and love. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

The family will receive friends Monday, April 25th, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a viewing at the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Bridgton, Maine. Interment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th, at 1:00 p.m. at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.

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