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George L. Bero

February 19, 1923 — February 18, 2010

BERO – Dr. George L., M.D., of Westwood, died February 18th, 2010.

Beloved husband of Eileen A. ( O’Flaherty) Bero for 60 years. Loving father of Deborah Bero and her husband Osler Peterson of Medfield, Sheila Thornton and her husband John of CA, Cynthia Bero and her husband Shawn Farrell of Medfield, Susan Perry and her husband Francis of Medfield, G. Lawrence Bero, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Foxboro and Stephen Bero of Hopedale. Devoted grandfather of Ryan, Meghan, Frankie, Larry, Molly, Michaela, James, Jack, Kristen and Katie. Brother of Bernard, William and the late Harold, Daniel, Albert and James Bero. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) Westwood on Monday, February 22nd from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning Feb. 23rd at 10am in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood. Interment with military honors at New Westwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Bero’s memory to Norwood Hospital, c/o Development Office, 800 Washington St., Norwood, MA 02062.

Dr. Bero began his medical training during his army service in World War II, studying first as a pre-medical student at Johns Hopkins University and then graduating from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1949. He completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital, New York in June, 1950. Dr. Bero left Bellevue to serve his country as a Captain in the 8076th MASH Unit during the Korean Conflict, for which service Dr. Bero received the Bronze Medal Star and other awards and commendations.

Dr. Bero completed his residency in 1955 at the Veterans Hospital, West Roxbury, Massachusetts and became board certified in internal medicine in 1957. A dedicated physician, Dr. Bero maintained a Norwood-based, private practice in internal medicine and cardiology from 1955 through 1990. He served on the staff of Norwood Hospital from 1955 until his retirement in 1993. During his career, Dr. Bero served as the Hospital’s Director of Quality Assurance, Chief of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff. From 1972 through 1993, he was Director of Norwood Hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit and its Department of Electrocardiography. Dr. Bero also was a driving force behind the construction in 1965 of a medical office building specifically designed for group specialty medical practices, and he was a founding member in 1970 of the Associates in Internal Medicine, one of the first group specialty medical practices in the area. Dr. Bero promoted innovation in the Norwood medical community, leading and supporting changes that moved the hospital from a small, cottage hospital to a technologically based institution delivering quality, state of the art care for patients. He led the transition in the delivery of medical care from home based, solo practice offices to group specialty care provided in a medical office setting. Throughout his career, Dr. Bero was committed to bringing modern technology and medical practices to Norwood Hospital, the Norwood medical community and patients. He was honored for these contributions upon his retirement in 1993 with the dedication of the Norwood Hospital Intensive Care Unit in his name. Dr. Bero was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pilgrim Foundation from 1975 to 1990, Treasurer and Assistant Medical Director for Pilgrim IPA from 1981 to 1987 and a Councilor of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1965 through 1990. Dr. Bero also was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Heart Association, American Society of Internal Medicine and was a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and Associate in the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Bero’s passion and commitment to his profession was balanced by a penchant for golf. A longtime member of Woodland Golf Club, Dr. Bero not only enjoyed the respite of his many rounds of golf there, but also the society and good company of valued friends. He will be missed. Dr. Bero was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and Korea.

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