Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Kenneth Bertoldo

November 30, 1947September 20, 2019

Kenneth Bertoldo, of Fairhaven, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Arlene (Iacoponi) Bertoldo with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

Born in Acushnet, son of Alice (Andrade) Bertoldo and the late Jayme Bertoldo, he has lived in Fairhaven for the past 47 years.

Mr. Bertoldo served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Rigel (AF-58) during the Vietnam War. He received an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bristol Community College.

Following his military service, he worked as a correctional officer at MCI in Bridgewater and Walpole. Most recently, he worked as a sales supervisor at My Bread Baking Company until his retirement.

Ken was a member of the Club Madeirense SS Sacramento, served on the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament committee, was parade coordinator for years, and also the organizer of the blood drive for the club. He was also a member of the Club Sport Madeirense and the Fairhaven American Legion.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother is a son, Brian Bertoldo of Essex, MA; a sister, Sandra Perron of Acushnet; three brothers, Jayme M. Bertoldo, Jr. of New Bedford, Robert M. Bertoldo of Acushnet and Paul M. Bertoldo of Fall River; and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10am in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, September 26, 2019


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The Rezendes family

September 25, 2019

Arlene and the Bertoldo family;

You were such a big part of Temple place and all the memories we all had throughout the years. I’ll never forget the kind friendship of You both. May Ken and Ron be enjoying a nice day in heaven together!


The Rezendes family (Dolores Ryan and Lindsay)

Tom Ross

September 23, 2019

Please accept my family’s deepest sympathy on the passing of Kenny. He was the consummate gentleman and great person to converse with. His dedication to his Madeiran Portuguese culture was evident in his longstanding volunteer work at Club Madeirense SS Sacramento, Inc., especially in annually managing the parade. In addition, his organization of the annual blood drive and wellness check-ups for members reflected his interest in serving his greater community and mankind. His efforts were something I and many others greatly respected. He will be missed. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Respectfully, Tom and Kerrie Ross & Family

Yv Del pino

September 22, 2019

Family members of the late Kenneth Bertoldo, kindly accept sincere condolences on the passing of your dear loved one Kenneth. May you find solace in knowing that all will be well soon. May you also know that your Creator has purposed to rescue humans from this deadly curse where our lives are cut short by our common enemy death. Our Creator will ensure his purpose toward mankind and this earth is fulfilled. How we look forward to that day. In the meantime reflect on the wonderful memories you shared with Kenneth and let those memories warm your hearts. Once again sincere condolences.