WORCESTER-John (Bert or Bobby) Berthiaume, 68, passed away at home after giving his all to fight cancer, he was surrounded by his loving family.
He left this world too soon but made a forever mark on those who knew him and his boisterous laugh will be missed. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 41 years and best friend for 47 years, Mary E. (Hudson) Berthiaume; a son, Sean R. Berthiaume and his wife, Mandy "Man" of Brooklyn, NY; a daughter, Kelly M. Fera and her husband, David "Dave" of Worcester; his beloved granddaughter, Rosemary "Rosie" and his buddy and grandson Robert "Bobby" Fera; two brothers, Gary Berthiaume and his wife, Debbie and William Berthiaume and his wife Irene all of Rochdale; nieces and nephews and the entire Hudson family. He was born in Worcester, son of William H. and Mary E. (McPhillips) Berthiaume and graduated from Boys Trade (Worcester Vocational High School). He also leaves many good friends that he enjoyed several laughs with along the way and was a loyal friend.
Bert worked as a painter for UMASS Memorial Medical Center-University Campus for 30 years, retiring in 2019. He was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church and the Alhambra Council #88 Knights of Columbus. The most important thing to him was his family and would do anything and be anywhere for them. Bert enjoyed having a good time with his family and close friends. Many who were by his side at the end to comfort him and keep him laughing. Bert enjoyed the Patriots, camping and "fishing" along the Mohawk Trail, honoring friends and family that have passed. He loved vacationing at Old Orchard Beach, Hampton Beaches and the White Mountains. In his earlier years he loved riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and recently had a perfect last ride in his honor. He left the world too soon. He fought hard and stayed as long as he possibly could. He may have said "the party is over" because he couldn't sit on the porch anymore in the nice weather but we will carry on the party for him. He was loyal, honest, tells it like it is, strong, hardworking and his robust laugh could be heard anywhere! Bert wanted everyone to know he had a good life and made many good friends.
Bert and family would like to thank the oncology team at UMass Medical Center, especially Dr. Daniel Winokur and the wonderful care provided by Salmon Hospice, especially Kelly and Maureen.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Bert's life on Friday, November 5th with visiting hours from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, November 6th at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 5 Spaulding St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Bert and family prefer donations to be made in his honor to Prostate cancer foundation https://www.pcf.org/ or Elder services of Worcester, inc https://eswa.org/contributions/