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John R. Bertrand

October 8, 1940 ~ July 3, 2020 (age 79)

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A Funeral Mass for John R. Bertrand will be celebrated on Thursday July 9, 2020 in St. Patrick Church, Watertown at 10:00 AM.


John was the son of the late Joseph R. Bertrand and Alice L. (Callahan) Bertrand. Mr. Bertrand passed away Friday morning July 3rd.  He was 79.


John enjoyed many hobbies, and interests. He belonged to the Watertown Senior Art Group, in which, he painted beautiful watercolors; he also belonged to the medical reserve.



At home, you would find him reading a history book, by the fireplace; watching political television, for which he had a passion for politics. Outside, you could catch him gardening, in the back yard, sipping a cup of coffee, or simply taking his beloved Roxie for endless walks. Away from home, he enjoyed taking trips to the White Mountains with his family, and travelled many places around the globe. Most of all, he prayed, everyday, for his late daughter Suzanne, and his late sister Rita, whom he loved unconditionally. 


He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Marchant) Bertrand.  Loving father of Carol Ann Paquette & her husband Gregory and the late Suzanne Bertrand.  Dear brother of the late Rita Ann Rickard. John is also survived by 15 nieces and nephews and his loyal companion Roxie.


A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday July 9, 2020 in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St. Watertown at 10 AM. Visiting hours in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home 270 Main St. Watertown Wednesday from 4-7 PM.


Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.


Retired Judicator for the Commonwealth of MA. 


US Air Force Veteran. 

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July 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Mass
July 9, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Patrick, St, Watertown

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