Dateline-East Kingston, NH
Henry J. Bertogli Jr. "Butch", 72, died April 1, 2019 at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH after a brief illness.
He was born November 19, 1946 in Amesbury, MA., son of the late Henry J. Bertogli Sr. and Ethel (Bonnie) Allen.
Butch grew up and lived for a longtime in Amesbury, MA. He served honorably in the United States Navy, serving some time in Okinawa and the rest in the United States. Butch possessed a great sense of direction and the ability to fix almost anything. This made him very successful as a truck driver and maintenance man. He was self-employed for several years, worked for Colcord & Son Tractor Co. and later worked for 17 years with Bartley Machine in Amesbury, MA. Butch was currently employed by Cambridgeport Air Systems in Salisbury, MA, and the company was previously based in Georgetown, MA. On August 2, 1986, he married Laura (Porter) Neal. They resided happily in East Kingston in their log cabin for over 30 years. Butch was also formerly of Fremont, NH.
In addition to fixing things, his hobbies included camping, going to yard sales, collecting anything collectable and cooking. Butch took great pride in his role as step-father and he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Bertogli, step-son, Charles Donald Neal Jr., 5 grandchildren, Adelisa, Emmaline, Calan, Nicholas and Ryder, his sister, Marie, 3 brothers, John and Christina, Michael and Nancy, Paul and Rhonda, mother-in-law, Mary Godin, in-laws, Pam and Dwayne Erickson, Leo and Sue Godin, Mark and Cathy Porter, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, NH.
A memorial service will follow on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Union Cemetery, South Rd., East Kingston, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.
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