Bertha D. "Dolly" Kostiew

Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2013


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Location: St. Joseph's Church

Memorial Mass

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Location: St. Joseph's Church

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Bertha D. Kostiew, 87, of Salem, New  Hampshire  died on Friday March 29, 2013 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.  Bertha was born in Andover, MA. And was raised and educated in Salem, New Hampshire. She has 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, WA., Roland and his wife, Tina Kostiew of Salem, NH., Carol Rastaukas of Haverhill, MA., Claire Morel of Candia, NH.,Michael and his wife, Judy Kostiew of Northwood, NH., Susan and her husband, Edward Stokham of Haverhill, MA., Richard and his wife, Hannah Kostiew of Nome, AK., Lawrence and his wife, Kimberly Kostiew of Derry, NH., Paul and his wife, Lisa Kostiew of Salem, NH and James and his wife, Lisa Kostiew of Derry, NH. Bertha also leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and was pre-deceased by her son, George Kostiew.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Friday April 12, 2013 from 9 to 10:30 am in St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Main Street, Salem, NH. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 10:30 am 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,  or  

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Anne LInehan Chace
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Aunt Bertha, you will always remain in our hearts.... Many wonderful memories growing up across from all the cousins and you and Uncle Stanley.... Rest in peace and watch over us all.... Love Anne

Cyndi Buck
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Mike, Judi and family: our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. Our prayers are with you all.

- Tim and Cyndi

Trudy Tilton
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
Dear Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your moms passing. Know I am thinking of you and your family. Trudy

Carole Ashton
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
To the Kostiew sincere expression of sympathy in the loss of your Mother. RIP.


Mary Frederick Moir
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
So sorry to hear of Bertha's passing. Will cherish the memories of our neighbor on Lowell Road, and our classmates and friends, her wonderful children. God Bless. The Frederick Family of Pelham Road.

Michele (Pare) Desfosses
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
To the Kostiew family, I was so sorry to hear of Auntie Bertha's passing. Sorry I wasn't able to attend the services. I have fond memories of when I was young and visiting your house and hanging out in the kitchen with my mom and Auntie Bertha. She was a loving, caring aunt. I hope the warm and loving memories help you all through such a difficult time.

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