Pauline "Mrs. Polly" Corona Bertino

December 16, 1921, October 02, 2017


Pauline “Miss Polly” Corona Bertino lived a loving and giving life of 95 years and died at her residence on October 2, 2017.

Polly was born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 16, 1921, to Marie Maniscalco Corona and Sam Corona. Polly was married to her devoted husband, Sam A. Bertino, for 54 years until Sam’s passing in 2003.  Polly and Sam had two loving and devoted children, David A. Bertino, Sr., and Diane Bertino Cupps. 

Polly and Sam, working together, founded Sam’s Western Store, on College Street, in Beaumont, and tirelessly worked to grow the successful operation to multiple locations, serving the community to this day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, and her parents.  

Polly is survived by her son, David A. Bertino, Sr., and his wife, Bebe, of Nome; daughter, Diane Bertino Cupps, and her husband, Billy Don Cupps, of Santa Anna; sister, Mary Jo Cacioppo, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Sammie Bertino Tritico and her husband John; David Bertino, Jr., and his wife, Micki; Kelli Barnett and her husband, Rusty; Kasha Cupps Bartholomew and her husband, Ryan; Ryan Cupps and his wife, Jennifer; Reed Cupps and his wife, Rachel; great grandchildren, Victoria, Emily, David III, Natalie, Brenden, Karly, Korbyn, Caroline, and Jackson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary for Mrs. Bertino will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow, until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 245 US-90, China.  Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bertino’s name to “Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church”, P.O. Box 38. China, Texas 77613.

2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, October 05, 2017
5:00 p.m.
A gathering of family and friends
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, October 05, 2017
After 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
245 Highway 90 China, TX 77613
Friday, October 06, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (12)

  • Sam Chirafis,

    13 October 2017 at 01:07 | #

    Polly was one of the Sweetest people to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. She was always caring and giving to her family and friends. She will be missed. Prayers to my Cousins David and Diane and family on their loss. Samny & 'Phyllis


  • Anita Savino Fournier

    07 October 2017 at 23:26 | #

    I have known Polly for many yrs., She was a lovely lady. She and Sam were always energetic. and with great personalities, and it was a pleasure knowing them both. Polly had a great smile and I will always remember her. Deepest sympathy to her family. Anita Savino Fournier.,


  • Helen Morris

    06 October 2017 at 17:10 | #

    Diane and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mother. Sending prayers and hugs.
    Helen and Bob Morris


  • Don Jeffcoat

    06 October 2017 at 16:59 | #

    Dianne and David, I am so sorry for your loss. Polly was such a sweet lady. Prayers to you and your families. May your mother rest in peace.


  • John White

    06 October 2017 at 15:01 | #

    Please except this wish of condolence from me and my mom Lois White. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Miss Polly was a good Christian lady and will be missed by all in my family..


  • Josie Gonzales

    04 October 2017 at 23:25 | #

    I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Condolences to you and your family.


  • Shannon Garrod

    04 October 2017 at 16:25 | #

    David, Micki and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God bless,
    Shannon Garrod


  • Candy Torrence Hollis

    04 October 2017 at 01:33 | #

    David and Diane - Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Miss Polly and Mr. Sam were very dear to me during my childhood in Amelia. Later when I was in high school, I enjoyed spending time with them while dating Joe Rosetta. We had many good times at their home in Minglewood. All of you have created wonderful memories in my life for which I am grateful My prayers are with you * Candy Torrence Hollis


  • Sandra Womack

    03 October 2017 at 19:14 | #

    I met Miss Polly when I worked at Central Bank many, many years ago. Her and Mr. Bertino worked hard to build Sam's Western Wear. Sweet lady that loved her God, her family and life. RIP Miss Polly and prayers to the family.


  • Jerry and Melba (Goines) Colca

    03 October 2017 at 17:21 | #

    Aunt Polly was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. When I married into the Colca family she and Uncle Sam were so wonderful. Jerry, our children Janice Lucille and Stephen and I will miss her sweet smile and kindness.


  • Mike cacioppo

    03 October 2017 at 16:39 | #

    Love and prayers
    Nephew and god child mike


  • Robert & Christine Voan

    03 October 2017 at 14:24 | #

    Ms. Polly is such a beautiful,sweet lady. May her soul rest in heavenly peace. Love and prayers to her loving family! Blessings and Love,
    Robert and Christine Voan


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