Bertha “Birdie” Engel, 78, of Arkville, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.
She was born July 3, 1930, in Manhattan, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Jiracek) Veselsky.
She married Frank Engel in Queens and celebrated 30 years of marriage.
Bertha was the owner-operator of a family operated candy store in Queens and moved to this area in March of 1996.
Surviving are her husband, Frank Engel of Arkville; two daughters, Doreen and son-in-law, David Levesque and Linda Bourke; a grandson, Michael Levesque and a sister, Estelle Rothwell. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.