TOMS RIVER – Alcoeur Gardens Residential Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Community of Toms River recently celebrated the 103rd birthday of Bertha, beloved patient and grandmother. Bertha was surrounded by family and staff on December 10 as she celebrated her incredible milestone.
Called “Grandma” by some of the loving staff of Alcoeur Gardens, Bertha was born on Dec. 10, 1915. She was raised in Bayonne, graduating high school there. She spent 45 years in Bayonne before moving on to the suburbs of Cranford for 35 years. Bertha eventually settled in our very own Toms River, where she lived for 21 years until she moved to her newest home at Alcoeur Gardens.
The well-traveled Bertha recalls memories of her time in Bayonne fondly. She worked at Maidenform in Bayonne before marrying her husband of 54-years, Thomas Ramsay. She then left the working world to be a housewife, mother of two daughters, Marion and Margaret, and later a grandmother; something she considers the “most important occupation” of her life. Bertha has nine beloved grandchildren: Kristin, Tommy, Keri, Shawn, Isabelle, Maggie, Steven, Trey and Keira.
Happy 103rd birthday Bertha!