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Stefan Gregor Hesselberg

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HESSELBERG, Stefan Gregor Stefan Gregor Hesselberg, 48, passed away at home on Monday, (May 21, 2007), surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born July 6, 1958 in New Haven, the son of Gregory Hesselberg of Rockport, MA and Joan (Georgescu) Hesselberg of Haddam. Stefan grew up in Haddam, graduating from Middletown's Woodrow Wilson High School and held a record in track. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, graduating with a degree in animal science. He worked as a histology technician for years in M.I.T.'s histology laboratory. He was an avid cyclist and competed in many amateur races around New England. A talented musician, he was a regular performer at the Ivory Pub's open mike night. Stefan traveled widely in Europe, living for a number of years in Verona, Italy, where he trained racehorses. A passionate cook, he loved to entertain his friends with his exotic dishes. Besides his parents, he leaves behind his beloved daughter, Gabrielle Hesselberg and her mother, Karen (Wronski) Hesselberg of Holden, MA; his brother, Erik Hesselberg and his wife, Cassandra Day of Middletown; his sister, Illeana Douglas of Los Angeles, CA; and his nephew and godson, Tristan Hesselberg. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church, 19 St. John's Square, Middletown. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions, Stefan's memory, may be made to Wind Over Wings, 22 Old Rd., Clinton, CT 06413. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 23, 2007
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