Obituary: Mario Bertone

Mario Bertone died April 4, after a period of declining health. He fought his illnesses with strength and dignity. He was 82.
A member of the Bricklayers Union Local 3 for more than 60 years, Mr. Bertone was a licensed master builder who left his trademark of excellence on projects throughout the state, including Nantascot Place Condominiums on George Washington Boulevard, which he built. He taught his craft to many young people who worked for him.
Mr. Bertone was a simple man, no pretense or false modesty. What you saw was what you got. He was honest and honorable, sincere, hardworking, had a sense of humor, and a strong determination, never giving up under any circumstances. He will be remembered for his intelligence, his ability to fix anything, his kindness, and for the wonderful advice he provided. He was a true patriot and served his country proudly as a member of the Army National Guard until his honorable discharge in July 1956. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. But the most important part of Mario’s life was his family. He was a role model for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 
The beloved husband of Joan [Spera] Bertone for 41 years; Mr. Bertone also leaves his children: Stephen, Richard, Laura, Donna, and Kenneth; 12 grandchildren; and two great granddaughters. The brother of John Bertone of Quincy, Mr. Bertone was predeceased by a son, Robert; two brothers, Sam and Antonio; and a sister, Maria. His friends are too numerous to mention, but each one knows how close they were to his heart. Both Mario and Joan are most grateful to their dear friend Lisa Zadrozny. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, 4-8 p.m., at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.