NEWPORT, R.I. \u2014 Bertrand P. Duguay, 67, of Newport, Rhode Island, unexpectedly passed away on April 20, 2020, at Newport Hospital.\n\n\n\nBertrand \u201cBert\u201d was born on May 11, 1952 in Woonsocket, RI to the late Albert and Juliette (Auger) Duguay. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Lopes) Duguay. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 38 years.\n\nBert is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth \u201cLiz\u201d Lopes-Duguay, his brother Ben Duguay and wife Susan of Cumberland, RI and his sister Louise Doire of Charleston, SC. He also leaves 12 nieces and nephews, as well as 13 great-nieces and nephews and his beloved furr-ever feline, Pyewacket.\n\nBert was a 1970 graduate of Woonsocket High School where he excelled in baseball and track and attended Roger Williams College, Bristol, RI. He was active with the Newport Little League Baseball Organization for a short time.\n\nBertrand was the owner of Ebenezer Flagg Company, named one of Newport\u2019s \u201cBest Kept Secrets\u201d located on Touro St, where he designed, cut & sewed elaborate custom flags." His skills did not stop at flag making and design techniques, as he was also an avid golfer and was a member of Green Valley Country Club, Portsmouth, RI for many years.\n\nBert always enjoyed sports and was a dedicated New England Sports fan. His love for music led to learning to play the flute. Place a sheet of music in front of him and he could play the song on his flute on sight. He always looked forward to spending holidays with his grand nieces and nephews, especially playing Santa Claus. Bert enjoyed having a good time especially spending time with his golf buddies after a round of golf. After retirement, Bert always enjoyed spending time cooking and baking.\n\nA memorial service will be held at a later date.