Obituaries: Herbert ‘Herbie’ Sherman

Herbert “Herbie” Sherman, 77, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Herbert was born at St. John’s Hospital in Queens, New York on November 9, 1938 and was the son of the late Irving and Julia (Deutsch) Sherman.  Herbert was a longtime resident of Bristol.  He retired from the Bristol Police Department as a Supernumerary Police Officer, was the shop Foreman for the “old” Dodge Village, and was later employed by the Crowley Auto Group in Bristol where he retired at the age of 70.  Herbert was a dedicated Freemason at the original Franklin Lodge in Bristol and continued his service with the merge of the Frederick Franklin Lodge No. 14 located in Plainville.  Though he enjoyed working on cars, Herbert really enjoyed the simple things in life.  He was a loving husband, father, uncle, and friend.  His granddaughter was the apple of his eye and he embraced her joy and laughter.  He always put his family’s needs ahead of his own.  Herbert was truly a remarkably brave man and will be greatly missed.  Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Palmer) Sherman.  Besides his wife, Herbert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Corinne and Steven Mastrianno of Waterbury, a son: Irving Sherman of Bristol, his granddaughter: Gabriella Mastrianno, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three sisters: Myra Moskowitz, Rhoda Bennett, and Dorothy Reiff.  Herbert’s funeral will commence at 12 Noon on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Funk Funeral Home located at 35 Bellevue Avenue in Bristol.  Burial will follow at Peacedale Cemetery in Bristol.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA  22312 or online at www.diabetes.org.   Please visit Herbert’s memorial website at www.FUNKFUNERALHOME.comSherman, Herbert