Mary Curia Bertolina

January 8, 1926 - July 25, 2022
Mary Curia Bertolina
Service Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:00 AM
Service Location:

Cathedral of the Madeleine 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City

Mary Curia Bertolina passed away on July 25, 2022. She was 96.

Mary was born on January 8th 1926 to Giovanni Batista Curia and Maria Fratto Curia in Kenilworth, Utah. She grew up in a large and happy Italian family of her parents and 8 brothers; Frank, Sam, Pete, Joe, Tony, Buddy, Charlie and Albert. Her sister Marietta passed away at 11 months old.

She married Charles James Bertolina on April 4th 1948 in Kenilworth. They made their home in SLC. Mom was an active member of the Cathedral of the Madeline parish and was a devoted Catholic all her life. She was an active member of the Italian American Civic League, the Catholic Women’s league and the Cathedral Altar Society/Women’s Guild. She worked at Judge Memorial in the cafeteria and also cooked for the oblate priests who taught at Judge. She loved working in her garden, cooking and crocheting. She ran the coffee hour after mass at the Cathedral. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, all her brothers and sister in laws, her brother in law John, her in laws and grandsons Billy and Craig Rodby. She is survived by her daughters Roxana Bertolina, Salt Lake City and Margaret Baker, Holcomb, KS, her granddaughter Erica Rodby, great grandsons Anthony, Alex and Alijah all of Holcomb, KS and countless nieces and nephews. We would like to thank her caregivers from Home Instead especially Sue, Tracy, Shona, Maria, Lori, Sara, Hortensia, Dannette and all the staff who took such good care of her. Also the staff of Elevations Hospice especially Liz, Monica, Sonya, Adriana and Lexie. We are so grateful for the loving care.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, August 9th from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Starks Funeral Parlor. Guests are encouraged to park on the north parking lot. 

A mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 10th at 11:00am at the Cathedral of the Madeline, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Masks will be required at both services.

For those that cannot attend the mass, see a live broadcast at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in mom’s name to Alzheimer’s Association of Utah at