Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

October 29, 2013

Martha Berds

TOWN OF WHEATFIELD — Martha (McDonough) Berds, 88, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, died on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Elderwood Healthcare at Crestwood. Born in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Powers) McDonough.

Martha came to Niagara Falls as a child with her family. She attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. Martha had an immense knowledge of various topics and in her leisure time she enjoyed reading.

Martha was predeceased by her husband, Felix Berds and one son, James Berds. She is survived by one step-sister, Joanne Slenzek of Michigan; two nieces, Laurie (Michael) Ryan of Lewiston and Elizabeth (Ken) Grant of California; two great-nephews, Kenneth Grant and Alex Grant. She was also predeceased by one sister, Anne Edwards and two brothers, James McDonough and Edward McDonough.

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the     family at a later date. If desired, donations in Martha's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730    Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.

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