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Bertha Catherine "Bert" Fillmore
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Obituary for Bertha Catherine "Bert" Fillmore

Bertha Catherine “Bert” Fillmore, 84, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away April 9, 2018.

Born in Essex, MD, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Eagan. Her loving husband of 66 years, Brig. Gen. Walter Daniel “Dan” Fillmore, USMC (Ret.) preceded her in death.

Bert loved to entertain friends and family and celebrated life to its fullest. She was a volunteer for many church activities and for the Corolla Fire Department. Bert also loved Irish dancing, gardening, crocheting and enjoying nature’s wildlife. Bert loved to end her evening with a glass of red wine or a Dos Equis and snuggle with her beloved cats.

Left to cherish her memory: three daughters, Kathy Groff (Gregg) of Virginia Beach, VA, Cynthia Layman (John) of Reedville, VA, and Patricia Moyer of Richmond, VA; two sons, Stephen Fillmore (Lisa) of Crosby, TX and Thomas Fillmore (Nancy) of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Roni, Lauren, Kristie, Preston, Courtney, Daniel, Zoe, Zachery, and Thomas; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Star of the Sea Charities, Cerebral Palsy Foundation or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. A detailed obituary and condolences may be offered to the family at

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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel

1264 Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Funeral Mass




1:30 PM
Star of the Sea Catholic Church

1404 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Graveside Service




1:00 PM
Quantico National Cemetery

18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172

Memorial Contribution

Star of the Sea Catholic Church

1404 Pacific Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Cerebral Palsy Foundation

3 Columbus Circle
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

6520 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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