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Obituary: Bertrand D. Allain, Jr.

Published May 22, 2013

Bertrand D. Allain, Jr., 63, 0f Mattapoisett died May 22, 2013 at home after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

He was the husband of Janet (Lawless) Allain.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Bertrand D. and Marie Jacqueline (Brodeur) Allain, he lived in Acushnet and New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1983.

Bert was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.

He was formerly employed as a Guidance Counselor at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School for many years until his retirement.

Bert received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UMass Amherst, his Masters in School Counseling from Bridgewater State College and his Masters of Educational Psychology from Rhode Island College. He maintained a lifelong passion for teaching and learning.

Bert enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Bertrand D. Allain, III and his wife Jennifer of Fairhaven; 2 daughters, Kathryn Pleva and her husband Justin of Raynham and Anne Allain of Mattapoisett; 5 brothers and sisters, Fran Martin and Jackie Hopp, both of Dartmouth, Clem Allain of New Bedford, David Allain of Lakeville and Louise Athaide of Longwood, FL; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Michael Allain.

Funeral from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett Tuesday, May 28th at 9 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday, May 27th from 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Compassionate Care ALS P.O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA 02574.