Salem, NH — Bertha D. "Dolly" Kostiew, 87, of Salem, N.H., died on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Bertha was born in Andover, Mass., and was raised and educated in Salem, N.H. She lived in Salem all of her life. Bertha’s job in life was raising her 11 children. She loved being with her many friends at The Salem VFW and especially enjoyed dancing. She loved trips to the beach and the mountains.
The widow of Stanley Kostiew, her family members include her children, Stephen and his wife, Lien Kostiew, of Seattle, Wash., Roland and his wife, Tina Kostiew, of Salem, N.H., Carol Rastaukas of Haverhill, Mass., Claire Morel of Candia, N.H.,Michael and his wife, Judy Kostiew of Northwood, NH., Susan and her husband, Edward Stokham, of Haverhill, Mass., Richard and his wife, Hannah Kostiew, of Nome, Alaska, Lawrence and his wife, Kimberly Kostiew, of Derry, N.H., Paul and his wife, Lisa Kostiew, of Salem, N.H., and James and his wife, Lisa Kostiew, of Derry, N.H. Bertha also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, George Kostiew.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to visitation on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Main St., Salem, N.H. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Joseph’s Church. Arrangements are by The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.goundreydewhirstfuneralhome.com or www.facebook.com/goundreydewhirstfuneral.