Bertha Rose Sullivan
Bertha Rose Sullivan
  • November 5, 1928 - May 17, 2017
  • East Hartford, Connecticut

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Bertha Rose Sullivan, 88, lifelong resident of East Hartford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 17, 2017. Bertha was born on November 5, 1928 in Hartford, a daughter of the late Bernard and Katherine (Vogel) Prasser.
Bertha lived in East Hartford all of her life, she was a graduate of East Hartford High School class of 1946. She worked over the years at Bob & Cliffs Market as a cashier and starting in 1974 at the Hartford National Bank in the International department for 19 years. She was also a joy to work with at her son-in-law's TV repair shop, "Hitech Electronics" in Newington, CT.
Bertha was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother & great great grandmother. She loved her family, the beach, vacations on Cape Cod, and of course her CATS.
She will be dearly missed by her family; daughters Sharon Uldrikis and her husband Helmut of South Windsor, Charlene Sullivan and her husband Timothy McLaughlin of East Hartford, 5 grandchildren; Jennifer Costardo and her husband Michael, Jonathan Uldrikis and his wife Charity, Shaun Uldrikis and his wife Laura, Lisa Roman and her husband Michael and Christopher Scully, 6 great grandchildren; Makayla Houle and her husband Kevin, Matthew and Olivia Roman, Nicholas Costardo, Addison and Kiley Uldrikis, 1 great great grandson Thomas Houle, sister-in-law Angela Prasser, nieces and nephews; Rusty Prasser and wife Sue, Maryann Pavano and husband Marco, Candace Wilson and husband Mark and Brian Prasser.
Bertha is predeceased by her brothers; George Prasser and his wife Mary, Bernard Prasser, and former husband Charles Sullivan.
The family wishes to thank the caring and supportive staff from Masonicare Hospice and Sovereign Healthcare, with their assistance, mom was able to spend her remaining time in the comfort of her own home.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday May 21, from 4-7pm at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford CT. A brief period of visitation will be Monday May 22 at 10 am followed immediately by a funeral service at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will conclude services in Silver Lane Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit