Mary M. Bergeron, 85

Mary Bergeron

Mary M. (St. John) Bergeron, 85, of Bridgton, formerly of Dracut, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Bridgton Health Care Center.

She was born in Lowell, Mass., on March 15, 1932. She was the daughter of Elmer and Mary E. (Usher) St. John.She met the love of her life, Adrien (Pete) Bergeron, at the Commodore Ballroom where they would spend many nights dancing. On May 21, 1955 they were married in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Lorraine and brother-in-law George Mullin. Mary and Pete were married for 39 years when the Lord called Pete home on April 11, 1994.

Raised and educated in Lowell, Mass., Mary was a graduate of Lowell High School Class of 1949. After graduation she worked at Cawley Fuel Company as an office manager. She decided to leave work to stay home to raise her children. Mary then returned to work at the University of Mass. (Lowell Campus) in the cafeteria. Following her retirement and the passing of her husband she became an active member in the Foster Grandparent program at the Brookside Elementary School in Dracut, where she enjoyed working with the young children.

Mary was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Pelham, N.H., until she moved to live with her daughter and family in Naples, Maine.She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. But most of all, she was the biggest fan of her beloved grandchildren. She loved to go to their games and cheer them on.

Mary is survived by three children and their spouses, Peter and Dorothy Bergeron of Pelham, N.H., Mary and Peter Casey of Naples, and Robert Bergeron of Dracut, Mass.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Danielle and Greg Sullivan of Medfield, Mass., Angela and Brian O’Neill of Wilmington, Mass., Michael and Jessica Bergeron of Mason, N.H., Joseph Bergeron of Dracut, Mass., and Matthew Casey of Naples; four great-grandchildren, Chase and Conor Sullivan, Hannah Bergeron and Mallory O’Neill; two sisters, Lorraine Mullin and Patricia Renaud, both of Pelham, N.H.; also many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother and his wife, Edward and Lorraine St. John; and two brothers-in-law, George Mullin and Frank Renaud.

Mary’s family would like to thank the Bridgton Health Care Center for the compassion and kindness shown to her while under their care.

A Mass of Mary’s life was celebrated on Sat., Feb. 3, at St. Patrick’s Church in Pelham, N.H., and burial took place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Chelmsford, Mass. For those who wish, donations in her name may be made to: Bridgton Health Care Center Activity Fund, 186 Portland Rd. Bridgton ME 04009.

 

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