Gerald J. Betro, age 90 years, died in the Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts after a brief illness on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on July 5, 1923, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Tomaine) Betro. He graduated from Walpole High School with the class of 1942. After graduating from high school, he proudly served his country in the United State Army during World War II
. Upon his return, he continued his education at Northeastern Univeristy, graduating with the class of 1948. He was recalled into the Army and served his country during the Korean War
. He later earned his MBA from Northeastern University in 1962. He wa s a lifelong resident of Walpole, Massachusetts. He founded Betro and Company, PC in September 1958, spending his working career as a Certified Public Accountant & Certified Business Appraiser, retiring 1993. Gerald was a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and was the Past Chairman of the Ethics Committee as well as being a past Board Member. In addition, he was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Military Order of the Purple Heart
. He was a strong member of the Walpole Community, serving as the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Walpole Co-op Bank and as an usher at the Blessed Sacrament Church. Gerald was an avid gardener, especially enjoying tending to his roses. He enjoyed playing golf with his family and spending time at his vaction home on Cape Cod. Loving father of Felix S. Betro of Franklin, Gerald J. Betro, Jr . of Norton, Richard A. Betro of Walpole, and Karen E. Willox of Dedham. Cherished grandfather of Miles F. Betro, Kendre A. Betro, Preston S. Betro , Stephanie L. Betro, Kristen E. Betro, Kevin P. Betro, Ryan J. Betro, Cameron S. Willox, Benjamin Rauscher and Meredith Rauscher. Brother of Armando J. Betro of Walpole, the late Andrew N. Betro, and the late Peter A. Betro. Friend of Susan Hussey. A celelbration of Geralds life was held on Monday from 4-8 PM and Tuesday from 9:30 -10AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial followed in Blessed Sacrament Church 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Tuesday at 10:30AM. Interment in Saint Francis Cemetery Walpole. Memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.