Thomas Anthony Bertucci passed away at home peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the age of 69. Tommy was a New Orleans native born on June 30, 1950 to Anthony Bertucci, Jr. and the late Joann O’Quinn Bertucci. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Bertucci to whom he was married for 34 years; his children: Kathryn Robinson (Dwight), Natalie Ruiz (Blake), Angela Bertucci and Hillary Bertucci; his grandchildren, Evelyn Ruiz and Vivian Bertucci and his siblings: Glenda Vassilakis (fiancé Bruce Hunt), Deborah Kirby (Gary), Diane Walker (Sterling) and Joseph Bertucci. He is also survived by an endless number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tommy graduated from Midcity Baptist High School in 1970. He worked as a dedicated employee of Amtrak for 44 years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Tommy was a devoted fan of LSU and the New Orleans Saints - football was something he treasured. He was a connoisseur of New Orleans cuisine and also loved traveling, shopping for antiques, visiting history museums and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid and routine sightseer who loved to take rides and give tours to anyone willing to ride with him. Tommy was an active and devoted member of his community who impacted the lives of numerous people. He was known for the hysterical, theatrical ways he would tell and re-enact stories - his words painted pictures that could fill any room with laughter. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bruce Hunt for the generosity, support, and care he provided to our family. Bruce was a loyal friend whose persistence and devotion helped Tommy persevere through the last months of his life.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the service at 1:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA 70001. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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