Blanche C. Berté-Illenberg

October 29, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Blanche C. Berté-Illenberg, 76, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past seven years, formerly of Hawley, PA, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Cape Coral. She was born October 29, 1940 in Bronx, NY to Michael and Clara Mecca, now deceased.

Blanche worked with the mentally challenged young adults for many years. She was a member of the 50 + Club, The Women’s Club and the Red Hat Ladies, all in Hemlock Farms and recently joined Beta Signa Phi International.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Robert Illenberg of Cape Coral; five loving children, Clairemarie Niles (Greg) of Ledyard, CT, Michael Berté (Sue) of Newport News, VA, Robert Illenberg, III (Vicki) of Cape Coral, Bruce Illenberg of North Fort Myers, FL and Faith Illenberg of New Paltz, NY; two sisters, Michele Palkoski of Cape Coral and Claire Del Favero (Ronny) of Campbell Hall, NY; ten grandchildren, Alycia, Brittany, Karilyn, Zachary, Joshua, Samantha-Jo, Darrell, Bryant, Robbie and Grant; nine great grandchildren, Cecilia, Carina, Aria, Nicky, James, Isabella, Hope-Marie, Scarlett and Nolan; as well as numerous extended nieces, nephews and family members.

Blanche was preceded in death by a son, John “JP”Berté

Funeral Services will be held 8:00 PM Monday, October 23, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 with Pastor Elizabeth Kuehl officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 6:00 PM until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Blanche C. Berté -Illenberg are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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