Bertha (Betty) Kestenbaum, 94, passed peacefully into God’s loving arms on April 9, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital. Her memorial services, officiated by Rev Greg Saunders, will be held at 10AM on Saturday, June 12th at the Community Baptist Church, 105 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment to be held privately.
Betty was born in Norwalk on August 22, 1925 to Lillian and Robert Kortge. She was the wife of the late Thomas Kestenbaum. She is survived by her beloved daughters Eileen Ciarletto and her husband Jack (of Fairfield) and Linda Prastine and her husband Robert (of Norwalk). She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Erin Lampron, Stephanie Moore, Kristen Redman and Matthew Ciarletto. She was “Gigi” to 5 great grandchildren, Andrew and Lily Moore, Mia and Nora Lampron, and Thomas Ciarletto. They were all the light of her life.
In the midst of sadness, 9 days after Betty’s passing, the Lord provided joy to the family, with the birth of little Emma Rose Lampron, Betty’s newest great-granddaughter, and again in October, with the marriage of Kristen and Robert Redman.
During World War II, she was proud to be in the Army Nurse Cadet Corp. Betty worked for many years for Dr. Robert Northrop in Norwalk. She also worked for many years for Pitney Bowes until her retirement. She was an active member of Norwalk United Methodist Church and Cornerstone Methodist Church. She was the matriarch of her family and will live on as an angel and inspiration to all she loved.
Donations can be made to The Marvin, 60 Gregory Blvd, Norwalk, CT 06855.
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