W Bro Brian Bottero

It is with great sadness that I must report to you the Passing to the Grand Lodge Above of Worshipful Brother Brian Bottero, born 30th July 1942 (80 years).

W Bro Brian had been in hospital for several months with Pancreatic cancer, and sadly lost his brave fight and passed to Grand Lodge above on Thursday 22nd December 2022.

Initiated into Mercury Lodge No.7289 on 22nd November 1980, became Master 1995, Exalted into Mercury Chapter C7289 18th February 2000.

W Bro Brian was appointed PPrGStB in 2001, PPrAGDC in 2010 and PPrSGD 2018. Craft service 42 years, Holy Royal Arch 22 years.

He was a well respected member of the lodge and always the first to volunteer to stand in for absent officers.

I will be sending a card of condolence on behalf of the Provincial Grand Master and Brethren of the Province to Brian’s wife, Gaynor.

Requiescet in pace 


Yours sincerely and fraternally,

Mike Fitz-Gerald – Provincial Grand Almoner