Paul Bergeron Sr.
1945 - 2021
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Paul Bergeron Sr.

Southampton, MA — Paul Bergeron Sr., 75, passed away on Friday May 7 at home with family by his side, after a long illness. Paul was born on July 15, 1945 in Northampton and grew up in Easthampton, he was the son of Odilon and Frances (Brouillard) Bergeron. He married his high school sweetheart Betty Fisher in 1964. They had 5 children. Paul graduated Smith Vocational High school in 1964 from the electrical program. He started his career by working at Easthampton Appliance with his mentor George Stawarz.

He enlisted in the US Navy "Seabees" in 1968 and served 2 terms in Vietnam in Unit CBMJ301. With time in the Navy reserves, Paul served 27 years in total with the US Navy. Retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. In 1972, Paul started his own business 'Paul J Bergeron Electrical' – it was a successful company with 30 years in operation. In those years, Paul mentored many apprentices that became successful Electricians. His oldest son, Scott Bergeron bought the company in late 2001 and Paul continued on after retirement as an estimator and consultant. Paul received many awards including the "Veteran of the Year" in 2006. He proudly accepted the award at a ceremony at the Legion post in Easthampton with his family in attendance. Paul was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 224 and a member of the VFW. He worked to host many festivities at the Legion, including Spaghetti night and French Night where he was famous for his homemade French meat pies. He was able to pass along his recipe for French meat pies (along with others) to his Grandchildren and hosted many 'meat pie' days at home with them.

Paul is survived by his wife Betty. His sons Scott and his wife Janet, Paul Jr. and his partner Jeanne Young, Philip and his wife Joanne, daughters, Melissa Bush and her husband Curtis, Michelle Usher and her husband David. Grandchildren, Joseph and his wife Lauren, Henri and his wife Jocelyn, Paul III, Christopher, Haley, Emily and Autumn. Great granddaughter, Claire.

He also leaves his brother Leo Bergeron of Northampton and his sister Marie Lynch of Northampton. Paul's sister-in-laws Jeannette Martin of South Carolina, Norma Dickinson of Tennessee, Esther Shirley of South Carolina, Jane Kulis of Easthampton, Rose and David Yates of Tennessee, and Bonnie Slysz of Easthampton. His brother-in-laws Paul and Sherry Fisher of South Carolina, Kenny and Mary Fisher of Leeds, and Chuck Dunning of Florida. As well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give big thanks to Mary Ellen from "All About You" and Susan & Deb of the 'Fisher House Hospice Care' and to Dr. Henry Simkin who helped to see him through his long tough battle over the years.

Paul's funeral will be held on Monday, May 17 at 9AM at Boucher - O'Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant Street, Easthampton with a Funeral Mass at 10AM at Our Lady of The Valley Parish in Easthampton. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Westhampton Center Cemetery in Westhampton.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday May 16 from 2-4PM. Masks and social distancing required.


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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on May 12, 2021.
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May 17, 2021
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Paul was a warm and welcoming soul, I will cherish the memories I have of him.
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May 14, 2021
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May 13, 2021
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Bennie L. Forester, Jr.
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May 12, 2021
Dear Betty and family, Paul was a good guy. I new Paul since we were in grade and he was my niebore for all those years. I had the chance to talk to him a few years ago. I told him he was always nice to me and he said you mean i was not a rotten kid and we both laughed. He was always a good friend to me and he will always be in my prayers. I know it was hard for him and you were a good wife you will be in my thoughts and prayers.Paul may god keep you in the palm of his hands until we meet again.
mary Ann brunette besko
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May 12, 2021
Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Paul Bergeron, Thank You for your service to our Country . Rest easy Sailor.
Liz Cummings VFW AUX Florence 8006
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May 12, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person who loved and treasured his family dearly.
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May 12, 2021
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Sorry for your loss..he was a great guy who raised some amazing kids
Alex and Meridith Masloski
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May 11, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
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