Bertha Boland (nee Konys), 90, of Washington was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church and passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her home. Bertha was born on January 24, 1929 in Washington, to the late Stanley Konys and mother Bertha (nee Mills). On September 25, 1948, she married Harry “Lefty” Boland, at St. Francis Borgia Church, and together they raised their three children. Bertha’s passionate love of her faith, family, and friends were her primary focus in life. This included her love of creation and animals, most especially their beloved family dog, Blondie. She also had a passion for learning and creating which led to many other interests, including cooking, writing, reading, and painting. She became good at anything she decided to do. Early in Bertha’s career she worked at K.D.K. Shoe and Garment Factory, was a licensed broker at Century 21 Realtors, and later was the secretary and owner of Washington Electric until she retired. She was also the spiritual matriarch of our family and will be sadly missed.
Bertha is preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Bertha Konys; and brothers, Stanley Konys Jr., and Frank Konys.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Harry “Lefty” Boland; children, Linda Boland of Kirksville, Nancy Boland of Columbia, and David Boland and wife Donna of Washington; sisters, Elizabeth Terschluse-Hilton of New Haven, and Jeanette Konys of New Haven; grandchildren, Scott Boland, Stanley Boland, Skylar Boland, Jennifer Frederick, Shelly Boland, Alfredo Saenz Jr., Francisco Saenz, Anna Maria Genotti; great grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan, and Austin Boland, Grant, and Lucas Boland, Ryleigh, and Audrey Frederick, Sophia and Rosalie Saenz.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Clover Bottom. Officiating the mass was Father Matt Cheruparambil. Memorials may be made to the St. Ann Church.