OBITUARY

Bertrand J. Michaud

September 12, 1925November 26, 2011

Bertrand Joseph Michaud, passed away suddenly at the age of 86, on November 26th, 2011 at the Evergreen Healthcare Center in Stafford Springs where he resided for the last four years. He was born September 12th, 1925 in St. Francis, Maine, the son of the late Emile Max and Agnes (Jandreau) Michaud. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to the late Marie Antoinette (Luzopone) who passed away January 18th of this year.

In 1992 Bert retired from Chandler Evans Control Systems Division of Colt Industries in West Hartford and prior to his tenure with CECO Bert was employed by Colt Firearms in Hartford and prior to that Pratt & Whitney Small Tool in West Hartford.

Bert was a proud U. S. Navy veteran of World War II serving aboard the USS Washington and the LST 564 in the Pacific Theater of Operations participating in the battles of Leyte, Luzon and Okinawa to name a few of many through his six years of service. He was a member of the Dennis Hillman Memorial Team and the 40 & 8 of the American Legion. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Campaign Ribbon with two bronze stars; the American-Area Campaign Ribbon; and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Ribbon with three bronze stars.

He was an active member of the American Legion for the last 45 years and a Charter Member of Post 197, Marlborough. He held many offices and chairmanships from Post Commander to First District Commander to Area A State Vice Commander earning both State and National awards including Commander of the Year. He was very active in Child Welfare Programs, American Legion Baseball and a counselor and chairman for the Boy's State Program. He was also very proud of his time as a Service Officer helping fellow veterans in need, including finding them services through the Veteran's Administration, the Soldier's, Sailor's and Marine's Fund and other State and Federal agencies. At the time of his death he was the Volunteer Services Chairman for the State Veteran's Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill.

Bert was also an avid fisherman and hunter and a fan of all the UConn teams and a true Boston Red Sox fan through thick and thin.

Bert will be dearly missed by his daughter Jean Marie Michaud and her companion James R. Francoeur of Ellington; his brother Olivin I. of Avon; his cousin Conrad (Pat) Pelletier and his wife Geneva of St. Francis, Maine and many, many nieces and nephews and many dear friends and neighbors. Besides hie wife Marie and his parents, Bert was predeceased by his brothers Renaud G. (Reno - Mitch); Euclid R. (Clyde); Edwin D. (Eddie); his sisters, Priscilla (Pat); Fernande (Fern) and Edwinna (Winna, Edwin's twin).

His family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Evergreen Healthcare Center for their kindness, care, and above all, the love they shared with Bert. Bert will be buried with full military honors at the Veteran's Cemetery in Middletown at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 197, P.O. Box 178, Marlborough, 06447, to the attention of the Boy's State Program.

REMEMBERING

Bertrand J. Michaud

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Mary Lou Hill

December 13, 2011

Jean, I an sending warm hugs and thoughts of happier times. Your dad and mom both are in their prime, revisiting happiest of times of their lives, watching over you. I know you have seen this poem. I needed to share it.
Immortality
Do not stand by my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am a diamond glint on the snow.
I am sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift upflinging rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starshine at night.

Do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

~Jacqueline M Shuler
~~Native American Farewell

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Pamela Carmona

December 1, 2011

Jean I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Leilah and I appreciated the "honorary" grand daughter and great grand daughter status we had. He will surely be missed. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John/Sharon Marushan

November 30, 2011

Jean John and I will surely miss your dad and your mom. They were the best people we met in the time that we new them and you. Our prayers are with you. Keep in touch.

Carol Smith

November 30, 2011

Dear Jean,("my little sister"); I was very sorry to receive your call on Saturday to tell me of Dad's passing. I have felt through the years that he was another father to me (as was your Mom, my "Mama"). You had many wonderful years with both your parents and I know you will miss them both. But just think, now Mama can say "Now Bert" once more and hold the hand of her one true love. Your parents couldn't have asked for a more loving daughter. I know thwy are watching over you. May the Great Spirit bless and keep you. Love, Carol

Carl Carlson

November 30, 2011

Jean,I am sad to hear of Bert's death.Bert loved the Americon Legion.He was very active in Post #197 activities. He persued excellence in all Post business. I personaly learned a lot from Bert and he will never be forgotten. Carl Carlson

FROM THE FAMILY