Gertrude Mary (Kehoe)'s Story
Mrs. Gertrude Mary (Kehoe) Bertone, 78, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Nursing Center, surrounded by her family. Gertrude was the loving wife of Lawrence Bertone with whom she shared 60 happy years of marriage.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late James and Gertrude Kehoe. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem High School.
Gertrude was the true matriarch of the family, staying home to care for her children. She made her home a welcoming place for her family, friends, and neighbors, always finding time to host friends for card games, a good meal, and some good Elvis Presley music. Gert was always the life of the party. In addition, she spent much of her time as a member of both the women’s bowling league at the Bowl-o-mat in Beverly and the Italian Community Center of Beverly. She also spent much of her time taking care of her grandchildren.
Despite her most recent battle with Alzheimer’s, our memories of Gert will never be forgotten by her family and friends.
In addition to her loving husband of 60 years, Gertrude is survived by her four children, Cheryl Gavazzi and her husband, Bob of Beverly, David Bertone and his wife, Bonnie of Salem, Donna Mason and her husband, Kenneth of Beverly, and Daniel Bertone and his wife, Laurie of Salem; her 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Brian Hubis and his two sons, Jayden and Cameron, Jennifer Feener and her husband, Daniel, and their daughter, Emma, Matthew Bertone, James Wolkiewicz, Jared Bertone and his wife, Allie, and their two sons, Abel and Rowen, David Wolkiewicz, Nathan Bertone, Marissa Mason, Mackenzie Mason, Mikayla Mason and Melanie Mason; her sister, Mary Thibodeau; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Stella Bertone, George Kehoe and Arthur Kehoe.
Her funeral service will be held in The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common), Salem, on Monday, November 13, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Sunday, November 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Gertrude’s memory to the Spectrum Adult Day Health Program at 600 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA, or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  November 11, 2017