Bertha Lial

Bertha Lial

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

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Obituary for Bertha C. Lial (Barry)

Bertha C. (Barry) Lial, 93, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully, Saturday, March 20, 2021, 5 days before her 94th birthday, at Grace Barker Health Center, Warren, RI.

She was the wife of the late Manuel L. Lial Jr.

Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Stella J.(Cyganowski) Barry.

Mrs. Lial was a Communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Parish in Warren. She was a member of the Colonial Rottweiler Club and the Key Dog Training Club. She also loved buying and selling antiques.

She is survived by a daughter, Melanie L. Caton and her husband Merton of Warren, RI, a son, Barry L. Lial of Cambridge, ME, two grandchildren, Jennifer Colbath(James) and Jillian Cornell(Jonathan) and two great grandchildren, Lilian Colbath and Harrison Cornell.

She was also the sister of the late James E. Barry and Robert J. Barry.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, at 10AM, in St. Mary of the Bay, 645 Main Street, Warren, RI.

Burial will follow in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery.

Calling hours are omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Barker Nursing Home and Warren Animal Hospital.

Information/On-Line Condolences please visit-

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI.

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Barbara Warner

So sorry to hear of your loss. We will remember you in our prayers. Barbara and Harold Warner, Jr.
Comment | Posted at 01:02pm via Condolence

Brian Lowney

Bertha was a longtime member of the Providence County Kennel Club, and a dedicated Rottweiler fancier. She was treasured by her many friends in the sport. God Bless her and her gracious family Brian Lowney, Swansea, Mass.
Comment | Posted at 05:07pm via Condolence

Stephanie Nye

Very sorry for your loss. My mother, Beryl-Jane Nye trained dogs with Bertha for many years and she is now recounting the stories of their travels together. We will both miss her.
Comment | Posted at 03:28pm via Condolence

Alfred Bettencourt

Melanie and Barry,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful person. I always remember my father telling me the story of how your grandfather lent my grandfather money to buy the Bettencourt Farm. He was forever grateful to him. Best Wishes!
Al Bettencourt
Comment | Posted at 10:49am via Condolence

Elizabeth Vargas

Melanie and Barry,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you snd we will certainly try to attend her mass on Wednesday.
Comment | Posted at 04:05pm via Condolence

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