Bertha L. (Mikus) Holtwick

Died: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Private Arrangements

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Bertha L. Holtwick, 99, of New Bedford passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  Born in New Bedford, 1920, she was the daughter of Polish immigrants, Bartholomew and Helena Mikus.
      Raised in New Bedford and graduating from nursing school in Boston, 1942, she joined the Army Nurse Corps during WWII.  For 3 years she served as an officer in the South Pacific- New Caledonia and Guadalcanal.
     She returned to New Bedford to raise her family.  Professionally, she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital for over thirty years.  For most of her career, she was the orthopedic nursing supervisor.
     She is survived by two daughters, Karen and Suzanne, grandmother of four and great grandchildren.
     Her funeral will be private.
     Arrangements are made by Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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Regina Jalbert
   Posted Wed January 22, 2020
Karen & family,
I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing.
She was such a great lady, and will always remember the stories she’d entertain us with on our Monday night get togethers at Ellie’s house.
Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
My deepest condolences to your family.

❤️ Regina

Rena Jacobson
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Sending sincere condolences to Mrs. Holtwick's family. She was a woman with a keen mind and a sharp wit who could have been the CEO of Southcoast Hospital Group, had she been born in 1970 instead of 1920. It was a pleasure to know her. I will miss our chats.

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