NOKOMIS, FLA. — Alberta P. Bartlett, 84, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Hospice of Southwest Florida in Venice, Fla.
She was born on Feb. 25, 1923, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., the daughter of Walter and Martha (Sawyer) Porter.
Alberta was raised in Ticonderoga and graduated from Ticonderoga High School. She married Richard (Ricky) Bartlett on April 7, 1946. She was a loving wife and mother and was devoted to her family. She was an avid card player whether she was playing contract bridge or a simple game of Go Fish with her grandchildren.
"Grammy" spent many hours crocheting beautiful sweaters for her grandchildren as well. Known for her warm smile, good judgment and quick wit, she raised her family to be caring individuals with sound values and a sense of humor.
Alberta was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Ricky; a son, Gary James; three brothers, Lensey, Walter and Melvin Porter.
Her survivors include her three sisters, Ollie Brown of Lansing, Mich., Ada Swinton of Mooers, N.Y., and Pauline Bright of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; her four sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Marianne Bartlett and John and Joanne Bartlett of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Stephen and Leslie Bartlett of Ponte Vedra, Fla., and Michael and Christine Bartlett of Venice, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Petersen of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice, Fla., at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. A memorial service will also be scheduled later this year in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293.