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Bernadine Bartos

June 17, 1939 — April 10, 2024

Littleton, Colorado

Bernadine Bartos

Bernadine “Bern” Bartos passed away on April 10, 2024, she was surrounded by family.  Bernadine was born on June 17,1939 in Quincy, Illinois. Her parents, Aubrey and Betty Smith, had 7 children and Bernadine was the only girl. She spent her younger years in southern Illinois before marrying the love of her life, Don Bartos, on July 2, 1960 and moving to Indiana.  Don and Bern went on to have 4 children and moved to Littleton Colorado where she lived for over fifty years.

Don and Bern proudly owned and operated Don Bartos Motors.  Although the business kept them busy, their family always came first.  Bern was a devoted mother and loved nothing more than hosting family dinners, attending various sporting events, and crocheting Afghans for family, friends, and neighbors.  Perhaps Bern’s greatest pride and joy was her five grandchildren.  During weekdays, she cared for all of the children, from infant to school age, so they could grow up spending every day with their grandparents and cousins.  She was always active in their lives.

She was predeceased by her husband, Don Bartos, her parents, and her brothers Aubrey Smith Jr., Roger Smith, Ronald Smith, and Paul Smith.

She is survived by her four children: Don Bartos (Michele,) Greg Bartos, Lisa Morris (Johnny,) and Renee Giammona (Joe.)  Her five grandchildren: Lane Bartos, Connor Morris, Madison Giammona, Jordie Morris, and Carlee Giammona.  Two brothers: Alfred Smith, and Edward Smith. Six sisters in law, Joanie Smith, Louis Smith, Betty Smith, Carol Miller, Elaine Nash (Dave,) and Ann Knauff (Mark).   As well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bernadine was an animal lover, if you desire, memorials can be made to the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley: 2129 W. Chenango Ave. Unit A. Littleton Colorado 80120.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4pm-6pm on Monday, April 22, 2024, followed immediately by Rosary at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood Colorado 80227.

Funeral: Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:30 am, St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 6673 W Chatfield Ave. Littleton, Colorado 80128.

Interment: Interment will follow mass at 2pm, Mount Olivet Cemetery. 

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Visitation

Monday, April 22, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Rosary

Monday, April 22, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southwest Denver/Lakewood

3101 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80227

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Mass

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

6673 W Chatfield Ave, Littleton, CO 80128

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Interment

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Mountain time)

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery

12801 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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