Bertram L. Berube
1936 – 2021
Bertram Berube, 85, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Newburyport, MA, died on
September 24, 2021 in Tampa, FL, after a very long and brave struggle
with many illnesses. He was born in 1936 in Salem, MA, son of the late
Laurent V. and Rose A. (Lebrun) Berube.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sharon; son Brian Berube and
wife Elyse of Haverhill, MA; daughter Kathryn Ortega and husband Ed of
Tampa, FL; sister Carolyn Guarino of Marblehead, MA; and sister Janice
Leclerc and husband Ronald of Peabody, MA. Bert also leaves behind
many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and friends.
He was predeceased by brothers Roland Berube, and Donald Berube and
wife, Dorothy, of Salem, MA.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Salem State College, and
Boston University. Passionate about education, Bert worked as a teacher,
school principal, and guidance counselor for more than two decades at
grade levels from elementary through high school. He was most proud of
his accomplishments working with high school dropouts to get them re-
enrolled in high school and college. He was dearly loved by his students,
many of whom sought his advice even after high school. His next careers
were in insurance and with the Internal Revenue Service.
He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Spring Hill, FL and
the Knights of Columbus. Golf was his favorite hobby. He was known for
teaching not only athletic skills, but for inspiring good sportsmanship on the
baseball and softball teams he coached in the Newburyport Pioneer
League. He was an amazing card player, rarely letting his opponent win.
Bert loved the ocean, spending many summers at the beach. He will be
remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, joke-telling, storytelling,
generosity, concern for others, smile, and especially, his calm demeanor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: BoysTown, PO Box 8000,
Boys Town, NE 68010,or any other charity of choice.
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