Somerville Remembering Gerard Bambrick

Bambrick, Gerard of Haverhill, died December 30, 2016. Gerard was born in Boston, raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. After joining the work force for a short period of time he joined the Marine Corp where he served as a very proud Marine, at one point being named “Marine of the Month”. He served in embassy duty all over the world. From Africa to Hawaii from Switzerland to the Philippines. He was a devout Catholic and for a period of time dedicated his life to the Benedictine Monastery at St Anselm’s Abbey in Washington DC. He selflessly sponsored many orphans through the Christian Charities. He did this with humility and without fanfare. The letters and photos he received from these children from all over the world brought him great joy. He deeply appreciated the arts, not just of his culture but of all cultures. He was fluent in French spoke Arabic and German. He was an avid history buff and chess player. His devotion to his beloved Alaskan Husky was fierce and loyal. Just his name “Happy” reflected the joy brought to him by his faithful companion of 13 years. All that met him found him to be “a great guy, with a great smile.” He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Beloved son of Rosemary (Manning) Bambrick and the late Henry Bambrick. Loving brother of Theresa Taverna and her husband Anthony of Braintree, Barbara Bambrick of Seattle, WA, Dianne Bambrick of Derry, NH, Hank Bambrick of Lowell, Stacey Johnston and her husband Ed of Quincy and predeceased by siblings Donna, David and Scott. Gerard adored his many nieces and nephews and even great nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 10 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Clare’s Church, Braintree at 11 AM. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. For assistance with directions and online condolences please call 781-335-0045

One thought on “Somerville Remembering Gerard Bambrick”

  1. SGT. Bambrick was the Best of the best Marines I ever met or served with. He looked after me and made sure I was squared away as a true leader does. I loved him and he was a true brother to me. I am crushed but I will carry on as he would have wished…..

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