Lawrence F. ‘Bert’ ‘Chub’ Bertocchi

Lawrence Bertocchi

GWINN, MI – Lawrence F. “Bert” “Chub” Bertocchi, 85, of Gwinn, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 2019 at his home under the care of his loving family and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice.

Bert was born on July 4, 1934 in Negaunee, a son of the late Lorenzo and Ermelinda (Ghiringhelli) Bertocchi. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Paul’s Catholic High School in Negaunee and on August 7, 1954, he married the former Patricia Ann Kennedy at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee.

Over the years Bert was previously employed as a truck driver and later worked at the Tracy Mine. He retired from Larry’s Family Foods of Gwinn. In his leisure time, Bert enjoyed an occasional visit to the casino and was a loyal fan of both the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Tigers.

He is survived by four children, Larry (Eunice) Bertocchi of Gwinn, Ann Marie (Douglas) Jarvis of Marinette, WI, Julie Ann (Ryne) Dickinson and Brenda Marie (Jim) Dovalis, both of Appleton, WI; nine grandchildren, Bradley (Jenny) Bertocchi, Andy Bertocchi, Erin Bertocchi, Brian (Leslie) Jarvis, Timmothy Jarvis, Tyler (Kelly) Dickinson, Damon Dickinson, Dominic Dovalis and Pierce Dovalis; six great grandchildren, Braelynn, Peyton, Wyatt, Lyanna, Carter, and Cameron; also surviving is one sister, Mary Lou Savitski of Negaunee along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents was his wife, Patricia Bertocchi in 2014.

The Bertocchi family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, September 13th beginning at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the church at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Allen Mott officiating.

Burial will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Gwinn, 111 N. Pine St., Gwinn, MI 49841 or Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 in Mr. Bertocchi’s memory.

The family would like to thank UP Health System-Marquette, doctors Herrera and Steele as well as nurses, Dani, Jessica, Liz and Sam for their exceptional care of dad.

The Canale Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the Bertocchi family with arrangements where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.