Angelina Fernandes Bertao

04/16/1950 - 04/17/2021

Obituary For Angelina Fernandes Bertao

Angelina Maria Fernandes Bertao, 71, of
Hanford, CA earned her Angel wings peacefully
in her sleep on April 17, 2021 from complications
of COPD and congestive heart failure.
Angelina was born in Santa Luzia, Angra do
Heroismo, Terceira, Azores on April 16, 1950.
Her family immigrated to Visalia, CA in 1961,
eventually settling in Laton, CA where she
graduated from Laton High School in 1969.
Angie worked in the education field for over 25
years, starting with Kings River Hardwick, Kings
and Kern County Schools, as well as Head Start
for Fresno and Kings County. She found purpose
in life by helping children with disabilities, under
privileged, and children with English as a second
language. She herself spoke three languages
fluently, her primary language Portuguese,
English and Spanish.
Angie, AKA Taurina by her friends of Fiesta
Brava, was proud of her family heritage of
Portuguese Bullfighting. You could find her at just
about every single event in the past 20+ years.
She would stand ringside and assist the
Bullfighters with their equipment, and was proud
of every moment.
Angie is reunited in Heaven with her parents Jose
Martins and Maria Fernandes Bertao, sister
Lucia Bertao Rodriguez, and grandson Camron
Alexander Kalvig. She is survived by her children
Carina (Chris) Phillips of Virgina Beach, VA,
Clinton (Desire) Kalvig of Des Moines, IA, Kori
Schneider-Dietrich (adopted as an infant) of
Clovis, CA and grandchildren Shane and Chloé
Kalvig of Iowa. Her siblings Carlos Bertao of
Selma, CA , Joe Bertao of Hanford, CA, and
Emily Rodriguez of Laton, CA; Plus many
nieces/nephews and cousins.
As per her wishes, we will be gathering with
family and friends on her birthday in 2022 to celebrate her life.
More information will be given as plans come together.

Any cards can be sent to:
Carina Phillips
965 Penhook Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

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Angie took wonderful care of my sister and became a great friend. Her passion for Bull fighting was contagious. She brought matador outfits for us to see and told us all about it, and she added a lot of fun to our lives. Margaret Freeman
- Margaret Freeman
I Remember when you took me home cause I was scared to tell my mom I started my period for the 1st time and you reassured me it was going to be ok. I felt good and safe. You had that warmth, caring and loving feeling in you. I was 11 yrs old. Ty beautiful
- Gloria Valdez

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