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February 19, 2024


Obituary for Norbert Lingertat (January 27, 1943 – February 19, 2024)

Norbert Lingertat of Milton, MA (originally from Marijampole, Lithuania) passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024. Norbert was the beloved son of the late Emil and Kazimiera Lingertat of Dorchester. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Aldona (Dabrila) Lingertat; son Mantas and his wife Patricia (Barone) Lingertat of Milton; daughter Kristina (Lingertat) Bodeau and husband Chad Bodeau of South Boston; brother Helmut Lingertat and wife Elizabeth Trickett of Gloucester; sister Wilma Lingertat of Dorchester. He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Mantas Jr. (MJ, age 5), Patrick (Patricijus, age 2), and Joseph (Juozapas, age 2), along with many extended family members, including three nieces, and many family friends. Family was always important to Norbert, and he treasured the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.

Norbert was a Vietnam War veteran who served during the Tet Offensive. He graduated from New England Conservatory of Music as a voice major. Throughout his life he loved to sing and was part of the Lithuanian Boston Vyru Sekstetas and Sodauto, the Lithuanian folk group. Norbert enjoyed expressing himself through the arts. He designed and created many intricate jewelry pieces incorporating amber. He had art shows in various Lithuanian community centers in the US and Canada. Norbert also loved theatre and was often cast in the lead role in Lithuanian community theatre where he later directed several productions. Throughout his life he was active in sports, playing volleyball and ping pong into his senior years. Playing volleyball and being with his teammates was especially important to him. Passing his love of sports on to his children, he coached Mantas’ and Kristina’s soccer teams at Milton Town Soccer and helped coach Kristina’s school volleyball team. He also loved to cook and often did so with Mantas Jr (MJ). Norbert was also a business owner and landlord who enjoyed the challenge of managing his properties and was known for being a jack-of-all-trades. He developed many good friendships with his tenants.

Camp Nergina was a special part of Norbert’s life. He spent many summers with his family at this Lithuanian cultural camp in Brattleboro, VT, where among other things he designed and produced many wooden Lithuanian folk-art pieces that still decorate the buildings and grounds. His creative energy at the children’s camp was inspiring and infectious. He is remembered fondly for pig-roasts over an outdoor spit, smoking fresh salmon, archery classes, building the treehouse and partisan bunkers in the woods, the zip line over the pond, soccer and volleyball games, many theatrical productions, and countless other contributions. Most importantly he is remembered for the kindness and support he showed all the campers and staff with many of these cherished friendships continuing for nearly 50 years.

Visiting hours will be held at The Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, South Boston on Tuesday, Feb 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Followed by a vistiing hour in St. Peter Lithuanian Church, Wednesday from 10:00-11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11:00a.m. Interment services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Camp Neringa, Brattleboro, VT. Donate Here

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Casper Funeral Services
187 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127