Bertha Mae (Costa) Folger, 81, a person with a beautiful soul inside and out, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at The Oaks Rehab in New Bedford. She was the former wife of the late Joseph G. Folger.
Born in Mattapoisett, daughter of the late Antone F. and Thelma (Ellis) Costa, she grew up in Mattapoisett, and had resided in New Bedford and Acushnet for many years.
She was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and Kinyon Campbell Business School.
Ms. Folger had worked as an Account Manager for the Department of Employment and Training for 25 years until her retirement in 2002. She had previously worked as a secretary at Aerovox for 25 years.
Bertha enjoyed working in her yard which she meticulously maintained. She loved family gatherings. She was dedicated to her family, and was also known for being a generous friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by her sisters, Muriel Shepherd of Taunton, Bernice Clark of E. Providence, RI, and Lois Augustine of Acushnet, many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, cousins Delia and John Parker, whom devotedly visited weekly. She was predeceased by her sister Charlene M. Cabral and her brother Antone F. Costa Jr.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.
At the family’s request, burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan