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Michael C. Bertera

March 27, 1965 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 52)
Michael Charles Bertera, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 12, at his home in Three Rivers, MA. Born on March 27, 1965, a son of Silvio and Judith (Beers) Bertera, he was a longtime resident of Springfield. Michael graduated from Classical High School in 1983 and later served his country honorably as Specialist 4 in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 1990. He enjoyed a long career of over twenty years working for Home Depot in Chicopee, eventually becoming one of the department heads. Michael would later change his career path and was currently employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail handler. He was an avid Dolphins and Red Sox fan. Michael enjoyed the game of Golf and would tee it up with family and friends at any of the local golf courses. He was a sun worshipper and frequent guest at the Peet Day Spa. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving mother, Judith of Feeding Hills; daughters, Alexandra of Belair, MD, and Rebecca of Southwick; siblings, Debbie Bertera Peet and her husband Bill, of Springfield, Scott Bertera and wife Tracy of Hadley, MA, and Shaun Bertera of Chicopee; his soon to be adored grandson, Nelson; his uncle, Clark Bertera of Springfield, and 3 nieces, Nicole Stevenson and her husband, Kevin, Jenna Bertera, and Britney Peet. He also leaves behind special friends including Jodylee Fortier, Wayne Jackson, Pam Williams and Denise Carron DaCruz. He will be missed by all family and friends. Michael was predeceased by his father Silvio Bertera. Family and friends are invited to gather on Wednesday, April 19, for calling hours for Michael, from 4-8 p.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave. Springfield. Michael’s funeral will be held on Thursday, April 20, with a service in the funeral beginning at 11:45 a.m. followed by his committal service with military honors at the chapel in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers donations in Michael’s name may be made to the VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System, 412 North Main St., Leeds, MA 01053. For further information please visit

 Service Information

April 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

April 20, 2017

11:45 AM to TBD
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108


Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

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