In Memory of




Obituary for John Edward Berube

John “Jack” Edward Berube, 76, of Simsbury, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away on November 26, 2023.

He was born on June 6, 1947, in Lowell, MA, to the late John and Jeanette Berube. Jack graduated from the Lowell Technological Institute with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict.

His professional career was in the insurance industry as an IT Analyst and later as a Business Analyst. He was known for his professionalism and kindness to everyone in the workplace. He was well respected for his sharp mind and attention to detail. After he retired, he worked part-time at a local dog kennel.

He volunteered for many years at St. Francis Hospital giving energy healing sessions to the patients and floor nurses. He also volunteered every year at the Travelers Golf Championship, first as a hole captain and later at the Veterans tent supplying refreshments and food.

Jack adored the red Mini Cooper S he received from his wife. He always said it was, “the best gift ever”. He loved working in the yard and kept the landscaping at his home beautiful. And he loved helping others with their yard work; often spending weekends mowing lawns or chopping and stacking firewood. He was an avid crossword and jigsaw puzzler. He loved to cook, watch golf, and spend time with his family. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he delighted in making his children and grandchildren laugh with his jokes and tricks. He was especially fond of dogs, in particular his own Lola and Noah.

Besides his loving wife, Kathy, he leaves his daughters, Kate and Cameron Berube, stepchildren, Brian Rogers, Sarah Cassis, nine beautiful grandchildren, and his sister Susan Weagle and her husband Donald.

We want to thank all of the wonderful doctors and staff who cared and supported Jack as he fought a courageous battle with an aggressive renal urothelial cell carcinoma. The staff at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center were very kind. We are incredibly grateful for the kindness and care of Dr. Michael Hurwitz, who specializes in urologic cancer at Smilow Cancer Hospital and for everyone at the UConn John Dempsey Hospital for their exceptional love and kindness during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, PO Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137 or a dog rescue of your choice.

There will be no service at this time. The family will celebrate his life in 2024.