July 26, 1960 – November 22, 2019
Francesco “Frank” Bertuglia, 59, of Glastonbury, passed away on November 22, 2019. He was born in Middletown, a son of Andrew and Rosaria DiBlasi-Bertuglia. He was a passionate Assistant Manager for Cumberland Farms. Frank was a devoted father and family man; he loved animals, especially his two cats. During his life Frank touched many lives through heartfelt conversations and unconditional, eternal love, and acted as a peace maker, giving comfort to anyone who sought out his help. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son Paul of Glastonbury, his two brothers, Paul Bertuglia and his wife Dana of Watertown; Jerome Bertuglia and his wife Maria of West Simsbury, two sisters, Carmela Iavarone of Illinois and Rose Jackson of Durham; his former wife, Sheryll Waring and her husband Gregory of Glastonbury. Funeral services will be Wednesday November 27th at 10AM from the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial 11AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 10 Elm St., Middletown. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, 75 Meriden Rd., Rockfall, CT. Visitation at the funeral home, will be held Tuesday November 26th from 4PM-8PM. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com
- Andrew DiBlasi-Bertuglia (Rosaria), Father
- Paul Bertuglia, Son
- Paul Bertuglia (Dana), Brother
- Jerome Bertuglia (Maria), Brother
- Carmela Iavarone, Sister
- Rose Jackson, Sister
- Sheryll Waring (Gregory), Former Wife
- Visiting Hours Tuesday, November 26, 2019
- Breif Gathering Prior to Church Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- Liturgy of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 27, 2019
November 26, 2019
This absolutely breaks my heart. Frank was such a terrific person. I will truly miss shouting “Hey Frank!” Across the store when I pass through and hear the call back “Hey Scott my friend!” . Another who will miss him will be my pooch Maxwell.
As a quick example of the type of person Frank was, when I first got Max a little over 9 years ago, I used to walk the little guy up to the former positioned Cumbys and Frank grabbed a bag of Beggin Strips and wrote “Max” on it with a Sharpie marker. Each time we walked into the store, Max would wait patiently in line with tail wagging waiting for his treat from Frank. Max would stand up as high as he could on the candy shelves in front of the register and Frank would lean over and deliver the goodies to Max. Evidently, Frank instructed the other employees that this bag of treats was only for the intended customer Max and each of the others took great delight as well in this little ritual when Frank was not there on our walk. Once the new construction was completed and time had passed, when I went in for the first time, Frank was there to greet me. “”Where’s Max?” I replied that I figured things may be a bit different with the new place and Frank replied, “Not when it comes to that little guy.” and produced a bag of Beggin Strips with the name “Max” emblazoned on the front in Sharpie marker. He remembered his little buddy Max. In the picture I attached, you can see Frank handing Max his treat. :)
That was Frank. Thoughtful and kind. I can offer many other instances that represent the true nature of this good man and we always shared great conversation. But I think everyone that knew him well already knows the true sort of good nature and kindness the little world surrounding Frank has now lost. So long my friend. The world has definitely benefited from you being here.
November 25, 2019
My deepest condolences and prayers going out to Frank’s family, friends and coworkers at Cumby’s.
Frank always greeted me with a friendly hello whenever I came into the store to grab my coffee before I headed to work or when I came in on my days off. Great man to chat with. He will be surely missed.
Trudi White Campbell
November 25, 2019
Frank was a true friend to Todd White, and to all the family since Todd's passing 10 years ago. I am most grateful for his concern as James, Justin and I tried to continue our journey. Frank provided guidance to Justin before he moved to Montana and was a generous caring soul in our midst. We will miss you Frank!!
Rich & Lisa Hanson
November 24, 2019
We were shocked and very saddened to hear the news about Frank. We were regular customers at the Cumberland Farms and Frank always made us feel like family. No matter what mood you were in, he was always there to say hello. Our deepest condolences to his family. You will be very missed Frank
Rich & Lisa Hanson