SOUTHBURY - Bernadette Walton of Heritage Village, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020. She was born in Derby, Connecticut on Oct 24, 1946. She was the beloved wife of Victor Walton and the daughter of the late John and Marion (Milner) Kowtko. She was raised in Seymour, Connecticut.
She leaves siblings, Patrick (Shawn) Kowtko, Agnes (Salvatore) Cisto and Elaine (Richard) Koreiwo. She also leaves nephews Matthew Koreiwo, Christopher (Courtney) Koreiwo, Timothy (JoAnn) Kowtko and niece Erin Kowtko, and Kelly and Eric Walton and several grandchildren.
Bernadette was a graduate of Seymour High school and attended Sacred Heart University. She was the Director of Patient Accounts at Griffin Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Park City Hospital and the Park City Primary Care Center. She was President of both the Connecticut Patient Account Managers Association and the New England Patient Accounts Managers Association.
She was married to Victor Walton in 1985, a freelance healthcare consultant and trainer. Over the years, she and her husband enjoyed many travel adventures throughout the U.S. and Canada. They enjoyed tent camping and founded a successful kite club ConnectiKiters that grew to nearly one hundred members and took them to kite flying events from Oregon to Florida. They were also guest crew on many voyages of the 175 foot tall ship Pride of Baltimore II in both the Atlantic and Pacific. Upon retirement she became a licensed Occupational Hearing Conservationist and was employed by the Hearing Center in Ansonia, Connecticut in that capacity and as Office Manager.
In 2013 she and her husband moved to Heritage Village, Southbury, Connecticut where she and her husband participated in many of the offered activities. She was Secretary of the Theater Guild and was a performer in several of the Theater Guild productions.
Bernadette took great pleasure in hosting holiday events for extended family and friends. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and was awarded several trophies.
Anyone who knew Bernie would tell you that she was fun loving, a capable leader and easy to like. She loved finding the humor in things and will be remembered as a good person who always searched for the best in people.
In addition to the generous support of family, friends and neighbors we wish to express our appreciation for the outstanding care Bernie received from medical professionals at the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital, Western Connecticut Medical Group and Regional Hospice and Palliative Care. Special thanks go to Petra and Charmaine.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 11:00AM-1:00PM on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, in Southbury.
In lieu of flowers and other contributions, donations in Bernie's memory should be made to Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury Connecticut 06810. For directions or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.
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Regional Hospice of Connecticut
30 Milestone Road, Danbury CT 06810