Blanche C. (Mecca) Berte-IllenbergOctober 29, 1940 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 76)
Blanche Claire Berté-Illenberg, 76, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past seven years, and a former longtime resident of Chester, NY, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Cape Coral. She was born October 29, 1940, in Bronx, NY.
Blanche worked for many years at Orange County AHRC in Chester NY, loving and caring for individuals with special needs. She was a member of the 50 plus Club, The Women’s Club, the Red Hat Society and recently joined Beta Sigma Phi International.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Robert Illenberg of Cape Coral; loving daughter Clairemarie Niles and Husband Greg of Ledyard, CT, devoted son Michael Berté and wife Sue of Newport News, VA; two loving sisters, Michele Palkoski of Cape Coral and Claire Del Favero and husband Ronald of Campbell Hall, NY. She also leaves behind her husband’s children whom she loved very much Robert Illenberg, III and wife Vicki of Cape Coral, Bruce Illenberg of North Fort Myers, FL and Faith Illenberg of New Paltz, NY; ten grandchildren, Alycia, Brittany, Darrell, Bryant, Robbie, Grant, Kailyn, Zachary, Joshua, and Samantha-Jo; nine great-grandchildren, Cecilia, Carina, Aria, Nolan, Nicky, James, Isabella, Hope-Marie, and Scarlett; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Blanche was predeceased by her loving father and mother, Michael and Clara Mecca, a son, John “JP” Berté and her first husband John F. Berté.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, October 27, 2017, at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 3 Hudson Street, Chester, NY 10918.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 10:00 AM at St. Columba R.C. Church located at 29 High Street, Chester, New York 10918, with burial to follow at St. Columba R.C. Church Cemetery after the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Blanche Claire Berté-Illenberg can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc. For directions to the funeral home, St. Columba R.C. Church or to offer an online memorial please visit www.flynnfh.com