Mr. Bertram W. "Bert" Fawson

  • Born: June 7, 1932
  • Died: April 16, 2019
  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
84 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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BEVERLY – Mr. Bertram W. "Bert" Fawson, 86 of Beverly, beloved husband of the late Anita M. (Patnaude) Fawson passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late William B. and Marion E. (King) Fawson. Raised and educated in Salem, he was a graduate of Salem High School.

An honorable discharged Veteran of the Korean war, Bert proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

Upon his honorable discharge, you could find Bert by the ocean. He was happiest when clamming throughout the North Shore, a trade he learned and did with his father. Bert also worked for many years as an Operator of Waste Water for South Essex Sewage until the time of his retirement.

Bert enjoyed spending time with his family and loved the many road trips he went on with his devoted sisters Joan and Brenda to New Hampshire where they shopped and went out to eat. He also enjoyed the day trips he would take to the casino with his best friend John "Buddy" Kenny which they enjoyed one final trip a week before his passing. Bert also cherished a great Chinese cuisine meal at Sugar Cane with his special daughter Kathy.

Bert's family would like to extend great appreciation to the staff and residents at Ledgewood who made is stay much easier as they enjoyed his wit, humor and keen memory. He will be deeply missed.

Bert is survived by his former wife Marilyn Fawson of Tamworth, NH and their twin sons; Rodney Fawson of Tamworth, NH and Dennis "Denny" Fawson of Delaware, his siblings; Joan Duhaime of Rowley, Brenda Mangiafico of Peabody, Preston Fawson of Salem and Kevin Fawson of Danvers. He is also survived by Anita's children, Anne Marie Oullette of Farmington, NH, Kathy Riley of Amesbury, Charlotte "Terry" Sandler of VT, Kevin Morrissey of Salem, Paul B. Morrissey and Richard "Ricky" Morrissey both of Lynn and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews and was also a friend of Bill W. Bert is also survived by his dear friends John "Buddy" Kenny, Henry and Debby Savage and many extended family members. He was the brother-in-law to the late Nancy Fawson and Joseph R. Duhaime.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) Salem on Wednesday, April 24th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bert's name to Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center c/o Activities Fund, 87 Herrick St., Beverly, MA 01915. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit