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Richard J. Bertheaud

April 11, 1958 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 63)


Richard John Bertheaud, 63, of Hampden, MA passed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 16, 2021.


Born in Lansdale, PA, the son of the late Edmond P. and Patricia (Carey) Bertheaud.  Rick was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, PA, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia. Rick spent his consultant career as a Partner at KPMG, EquaTerra and Berkshire Advisors until his retirement in 2018. Retirement could not slow him down, Rick filled his days playing with his grandchildren, snowmobiling in Vermont, building his dream home, and starting a new company, Timberstone Partners, though he talked more golf than business.


Anyone who knew Rick was touched by his kindness, humor, and fun-loving spirit. He poured his heart and soul into everything he did, whether it was participating in a animated discussion, golfing, hosting a family party, or cheering for the Eagles. Above all, Rick was an adoring husband and an amazing father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.


Rick is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Andrea (Kennedy) Bertheaud; their five children: Edmond J. Bertheaud (Jamie) of East Longmeadow, Abigail A. Bertheaud of New York, Carene J. Bertheaud (Samuel), William M. Bertheaud and Richard P. Bertheaud, all of Hampden; three grandchildren: Alexis, Landon and Octavia. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary-Lou Kennedy, sister-in-law: Charlene Bertheaud, brothers-in-law: Robert Summerhays (Chris) and Michael Kennedy (Kim); several nieces and nephews; and countless wonderful friends.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Anna Carey; brother Edmond P. Bertheaud Jr.; sister Patricia Summerhays; and father-in-law, William Kennedy.


Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, December 28th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA. A Funeral Home Service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held at 5:00PM.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association ( in honor of his predeceased brother Edmond and dear friend Brian.


“Fly, Eagles, Fly!”


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December 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wilbraham Funeral Home
2551 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Celebration of Life Service
December 28, 2021

5:00 PM
Wilbraham Funeral Home
2551 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

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