Mary T. (Sarro) Bertolino

December 22, 1929 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 88)

Mary T. Bertolino of Newbury, formerly of Everett and Saugus, passed away on March 22, 2018 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in the presence of her loving family; Joan and Arthur, Deb and David, Susan and Michelle, daughter Kathryn and son-in-law Frank.

The daughter of the late Mary C. (Valleli) Sarro and Joseph W. Sarro of Boston, Mary was retired from the Scotch & Sirloin restaurant in Boston where she was a bookkeeper for many years and formerly an office manager of the Foley Fish Company in Dorchester.  She resided in Newbury the past 14 years with her daughter Kathryn (Mezuk) Kain and son-in-law, Frank Bertolino, III.

Mary enjoyed Bingo with “the girls” at the Newburyport Senior Center as well as her famous road trips to Foxwoods and Mohegun Sun with her husband of 32 years, Paul A. Bertolino, and later with daughter Kathryn (Mezuk) Kain.

Mary, the matriarch of the Sarro family, was most loving known as Auntie Mary to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved and enjoyed many laughs with over the years. She was known as YaYa Mary II by her daughter’s friends and always included as one of the girls. Her smile always brightened up the room and her love of numbers, crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble at camp, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy was well-known. No one loved balancing a check book to the penny more than Mary!

Mary shared 32 years with her husband, Paul A. Bertolino of Saugus, formerly of Gloucester; the love of her life.

Mary is pre-deceased by her husband, Paul A. Bertolino, brothers Joseph Sarro of Everett, Frank Sarro of Brighton, John Sarro of Peabody, and Ralph Sarro of Kingston, MA. Her sister Joan and Arthur Keaney of Middleboro. Loving daughter, Kathryn M. (Mezuk) Kain and Frank Bertolino, III of Newbury, her step-children the late Joanne F. (Bertolino) Yavner of Beverly, the late Diane P. (Bertolino) Vannah of Beverly and Gloucester, Lucille Bertolino of St. Petersburg, FL, A. Paul Bertolino of St. Petersburg, FL.  The light of her days, grandchildren and great grandchildren Christina (Bertolino) Velasquez, husband Tom and family of Amarillo, TX, Frank IV and Amy (Marshall) Bertolino, of Brentwood, NH, Jenna (Bertolino) Noone, husband Barry and family of Salisbury, Jessica Croumie and sons of Exeter, NH, Rebecca (Yavner) Westgate of Cape Cod, Sara (Grinnell) George of Seabrook, NH, Kimberly Yavner and sons of Peabody.

Mary leaves behind dearest friend Helen Bertolino of Beverly, sisters-in-law, Donna Sarro, Annette Sarro, Linda Sarro and deceased Gertrude Sarro, Ina (Bertolino) and Michael Castagna of North Hampton, NH as well as many other family members.

Mary’s family gives much gratitude to the nurses and hospital staff at Anna Jacques hospital for the care and kindness provided.

Family and friends may call on Monday March 26, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church followed by burial at Puritan Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anna Jaques Hospital Community Foundation or Anna Jaques Hospital Nursing Education Programs.

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