SWANVILLE — Roberta “Bert” Herbest, 60, of Swanville passed away on Dec. 6, 2022, in Belfast. After a long battle with cancer, she is no longer in pain. She was born in Belfast, the oldest of five.

Bert was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Jean Walsh, and by her youngest sister, Kim Tyler.

She is survived by her beloved husband Dana; daughter Laura Walsh (fiancé Lyle Littlefield); sisters Tanya Walsh Roberts and husband Dennis of Swanville, Wanda Pinkham and husband Jon of Belmont, and Andrea Walsh of Rockland; and her greatest love and joy, her grandchildren, Dakota, Devin, Yvonne Freeman, and Riley Knight. She is fondly remembered by her nephews, Jon Walsh and Derrick Tyler; nieces, Destioney, Madyson and Brooke Pinkham, and Carly, Alyssa, and Jean McIntyre aunts and uncles, Sandra, Naomi and Dennis; several cousins; and her dog Elsa.

Bert’s passions were riding the Harley she had won, tending her gardens, and watching birds. An avid reader, ancestors and history were her favorites. She never stopped talking about her trip to Gettysburg. Bert held several jobs through the years and was best known for her 20 years at Rollie’s. While working, she was asked to have her car in the Patriots Super Bowl parade, which made her both happy and proud.

Fly high, sweetheart, you will be missed. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Avian Haven Bird Rehabilitation in Freedom.

A celebration of life will be announced in the spring of 2023. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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