Paul V. Bertochi

March 19, 2018

Paul V. Bertochi
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

World War II Veteran

PAUL V. BERTOCHI – of Woburn, March 19, 2018. Beloved husband of Kathleen T. (McLaughlin) Bertochi. Loving father of Paul G. Bertochi, and wife Sherry of Tyngsboro, Thomas Bertochi, and wife Sarah of Marlborough, David Bertochi, and wife Margaret of Winchester and Linda Cleveland, and husband Steven of Billerica. Dear brother of Margaret O’Connor of Framingham. Cherished “Poppy” to Cristine Seitz, and husband Jonathan of Dedham, Michael Bertochi, and wife Briana of No. Falmouth, Leanne Bertochi of So. Boston, Timothy Bertochi of Medford, Peter Bertochi of Boylston, Daniel Bertochi of Winchester, Matthew Bertochi of Marlborough and Adam and Derek Cleveland of Billerica. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Monday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass to be Celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday, March 25th from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral. Remembrances may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Red Cross 139 Main St., #1 Cambridge, MA 02142.For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

Paul V. Bertochi, of Woburn, passed away on Monday, March 19th with his loving family at his side. The beloved husband of Kathleen T. (McLaughlin) Bertochi, he was ninety-four years of age.

Born and raised in Somerville, Paul was one of two siblings born to the late Dominic and Mary (Plant) Bertochi. After receiving his education from Somerville High School, Paul enlisted in the United States Army Air Force where he served overseas in the Normandy Air Offensive campaign during WWII, receiving numerous medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and 2 Battle Stars.

After his honorable discharge, Paul returned to the States and began his career as an electrician for the IBEW Local 103 in the Boston area until his retirement in the late eighties. In addition, he was a devoted member of the American Legion Post 19 in Somerville for over seventy years.

Paul just several years later, met the love of his life Kathleen, a close friend of his sister Peggy. The couple dated for a few years before getting married at Saint Clements in Medford. After a year of marriage, Paul and Kathleen moved to Woburn, making their home where they remained for sixty-one years and proudly raised four children together.

As the children grew up, Paul and the family would pack up the station wagon and go to annual travel destinations, such as Alton Bay by Lake Winnipesaukee, the Cape and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Paul was very dedicated to his children and would spend as much time with them as he could. He would never miss his sons’ hockey games and other sporting events. One of Paul’s highlights of his travels, was when he had the opportunity to travel back to England with Kathleen to revisit the airfield where he was stationed in during the war and to visit the American Air Museum in Britain as well.

After his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. His additional passion in life was his devotion to his grandchildren. He loved spending time with them all and attended their sporting events, school events and recitals. He loved to travel around with them to different local attractions and events and was always ready to share a hug, a joke or a knowing smile with them.

A patient and low-key man, Paul will always be remembered for his generosity, humor, and kind personality that he shared with his family and friends. He was very proud of his family and loved them all unconditionally.

Paul is lovingly survived by his beloved wife Kathleen T. (McLaughlin) Bertochi. Loving father of Paul G. Bertochi, and wife Sherry of Tyngsboro, Thomas Bertochi, and wife Sarah of Marlborough, David Bertochi, and wife Margaret of Winchester and Linda Cleveland, and husband Steven of Billerica. Dear brother of Margaret O’Connor of Framingham. Cherished “Poppy” to Cristine Seitz, and husband Jonathan of Dedham, Michael Bertochi, and wife Briana of No. Falmouth, Leanne Bertochi of So. Boston, Timothy Bertochi of Medford, Peter Bertochi of Boylston, Daniel Bertochi of Winchester, Matthew Bertochi of Marlborough and Adam and Derek Cleveland of Billerica. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Monday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass to be Celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday, March 25th from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral. Remembrances may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Red Cross 139 Main St., #1 Cambridge, MA 02142.For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Tommy and all of the Bertochi Family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Regan’s

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