BERGMANN, JOSEPH E. Joseph E. Bergmann, 90, of Branford, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Hospital of St. Raphael after a brief illness. Joe was born June 19, 1923 in Pawtucket, RI, a son of the late Emil and Molly Murphy Bergmann. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. Navy. Joe worked as an insurance claims adjuster and a marine surveyor for G. A. B. for many years. He also drove for Hy’s Livery Company. Joe summered on Block Island, and was an avid boater. He belonged to the Branford Yacht Club and was a member of the Elks Club. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford. Joe is survived by his children, Jay Bergmann of Clearwater, FL, Kerry Bergmann of Fort Mill, SC, Robert (Deborah) Orris of Colchester, Dr. Richard (Nancy) Orris of Tolland and Cathy (Leroy) Smith of Branford; his grandchildren, Austin and Hayley Smith, and Andrew and Stephanie Orris; and his longtime companion, Barbara Friess Dwyer of Branford. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his wives, Anne Bergmann and Jane Orris Bergmann, his sister, Mary Johnston and his brother George Bergmann. Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, Thursday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Branford. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 4 – 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 11, 2014