Thomas Andrew Bertrand, 34, of Dorchester, formerly from Upton, passed away Tuesday, July 7th 2015 after a struggle with drug addiction. Tommy worked as a District Sales Manager for Mission Foods. He was born in 1981 in Worcester, the son of Betsy (Sadler) and Jules Bertrand. He was a graduate of Holy Name High School where he played Baseball and Football and continued to play Collegiate Football at Assumption College, graduating in 2003. Tommy continued his love of sport, playing Men’s Softball in various leagues. He had a passion for life and a compassionate heart for friends in need. He was a true history buff and talented writer and speaker. Tommy had a charming personality which touched many lives.
Tommy leaves behind a loving family including his mother and father, his wife Andrea from Valencia Spain, brother William Bertrand and his wife Erin from Bradford, MA, & his sister Tara Bertrand from Beaverton, Oregon, He was the loving grandson of William Sadler and the late Marge Sadler and Lawrence & Josephine Bertrand. Nothing brought more joy to Tommy than spending time with his Goddaughter Nora, nephew Will and his beloved dog Fiona. In addition to his immediate family he leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins and dear friends from High School, College and the Gavin House Community.
He will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to extend their grateful thanks and appreciation to the Gavin House family. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tommy’s name to the Gavin House Foundation (675 E 4th St. South Boston, MA 02127).
Tommy’s funeral will be held on Monday, July 13th at 10:30 am at Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street in Quincy, with a private burial at a later date. Calling hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street in Quincy on Sunday, July 12th from 2-5pm.