Westborough – Bradford (Brad) Paul Hebert, 77, passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Brad is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Constance “Connie” (Johns), and loving children, Christopher and his partner Dr. Clare Timothy, Andrew and his partner Kyle Dingle, Charles Hebert and his wife Debra, Michele Hebert and husband Prof. Russell Johnson, Andrea McCormick and husband Dr. Scott McCormick, Rose Brown, and Mary Ann Brooks. He also leaves his grandchildren, Katelyn Elliott, Brandon and Noah Hebert, Ursula Hebert-Johnson, Tessa, Mark Bradford (Ford) and Jack McCormick, and great-grandchild, Archer Elliott. Brad was the oldest of seven and raised in a close-knit family. He leaves his loving siblings, Karen Saunier and companion Sterling; Maureen McKinney and husband Bill, Elmer (Skip) Hebert Jr. and wife Mary, Jan Hebert; Norman Hebert and wife Mona, and Lucia Duncan and husband Brooke.
Brad was born in Abbeville, Louisiana on Christmas Day in 1943 to Marguerite (Telotta) and Elmer Hebert, Sr. and was raised in Jeanerette near the Bayou Teche. From a young age, Brad demonstrated a natural inclination for engineering, design, and building, winning a Louisiana Bell Science Award for building a computing machine and serving as high school class valedictorian. Along the way, he served as mentor to many with his strong work ethic, kindness, talent, and resourcefulness.
Brad worked for several decades in the high-tech industry holding senior executive positions in Silicon Valley, Redmond, Washington, and Massachusetts, from Data General through MIPS Computer Systems. Early in his career he worked on the rocket guidance system for the Apollo Space program in Huntsville, Alabama. He later established his own construction and real estate company, affording him the opportunity to spend numerous full summers traveling the US and Canada with his wife and young sons.
Brad most recently spent summers on Lake Nottely in the North Georgia mountains and winters in Las Vegas, Nevada after having lived in Westborough for over 20 years. He lived life to the fullest and had many talents and hobbies, but he most enjoyed nurturing and loving his family.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m, in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., are Sunday, May 16, from 2-5 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider a contribution to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Brad Hebert Memorial Fund at https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=7051427&pg=personal&fr_id=39300.