Joseph John "Joby" Bertucci, Jr. passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the age of 63. He was born on February 4, 1956 to the late Elmire Lillian Bergeron and Joseph John Bertucci, Sr. Beloved husband of Dawn Noel Bertucci for the past 45 years. Loving father of Regan B. Carter (Scott), Russell Bertucci (Kara), and Joey Bertucci (Jana). He was a devoted grandfather to Jason Bertucci, Ryan Clague, Brooke Carter, Mallory Carter, Scott Carter Jr., Landen Bertucci, Lilah Bertucci, and two yet to be born grandchildren he had not yet met but already loved deeply. He was the loving brother of Ronald J. Bertucci Sr. (Emily), Michael P. Bertucci (Priscilla), Ginny Walters (Kenny), and the late JoAnn Liberto (Vincent). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Joby grew up in Metairie, and served for many years as a volunteer firefighter with the Third District Volunteer Fire Department. He worked with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and retired in 2014 to begin enjoying peaceful country living in Carriere, MS. Everyone who knew or met Joby loved him. He was always the life of the party, entertaining his friends and family with his guitar playing and his wonderful singing.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on the Friday, September 13, 2019 with visitation beginning at 3:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 5:00 PM. Inurnment will be held at the Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Speaks Foundation at www.autismspeaks.org or The Variety Club Children's Charity at www.usvariety.org.