Armand R. Bertrand Sr., 86, formerly of Whiting


MORRISTOWN, Fla. — Armand Robert Bertrand Sr. passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, at the age of 86. Armand was born in Cornwall, Vt., March 11, 1936.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dorala Henry Bertrand and Lucille Quenneville Bertrand; his siblings Marcel Bertrand, Theresa Bertrand Moore, Annette Bertrand Boise, and Ernest Bertrand. His living siblings are Yvette Bertrand (Harold) McIntyre, and Eugene (Billie) Bertrand.

He is survived by his wife Eldora Jones Bertrand. They were married Feb. 28, 1970, in Panton, Vt. Armand and Ellie lived in Whiting, Vt. They raised six children, Armand Jr. (Joanne) of Lyndonville, Vt.,; David (Olivia) of Williston, Fla.; Victoria (Loren) Henry of Huntsville, Texas; Tawnya (Mohan) Rodriguez, of Williston, Fla.; Scott Mohan of Morriston, Fla.;, and Keneah (James) Rice of Bronson, Fla.

Armand worked at the University of Florida after moving their family from Vermont to Florida in 1974. He retired 1998. He was very active in his church. He was handy with tools and had a knack for carpentry. He was always ready to lend a hand to family and friends. He could yarn a story or two. He served in the Vermont National Guard from 1957 to 1962, when he was honorably discharged. He loved his 13 grandchildren, one of whom predeceased him, Stephan Rodriguez. He had 20 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to West Marion Baptist Church, 6001 NW 135th Ave., Morriston, FL., 32668, in memory of Armand R. Bertrand Sr. Services will be held after Labor Day. ◊

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