Edward E. “Ed” Bergeron
September 19, 1946 - April 1, 2021
Edward E. “Ed” Bergeron, age 74, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 1, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Wilmington, DE, on September 19, 1946, and was the firstborn son of the late Emile and Regina (Wilson) Bergeron.
Ed attended St. Matthew’s grade school before moving with his family to Bear. He then attended St. Paul’s grade school in Delaware City, and graduated from Salesianum High School in 1964. Ed applied and was accepted into apprenticeship with Local Union 313, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he was a 54-year member. He was a man of many talents and there was next to nothing he could not fix. Ed, with the help of hired contractors, built the home he lived in until his death. He gave freely of his time and talents and often helped his friends, neighbors and at times, even passers-by or stranded motorists. Ed believed in helping his fellow man.
On September 30, 1967, Ed married his high school sweetheart, Linda (Lenhardt), and they shared 53 years of marriage. They were blessed with three beautiful children, Suzanne (Shelley), Edward, Jr. (Ted) and Brian. Ed’s children were his life, and he never missed a MOT softball game, MOT Little League game, or a Hodgson wrestling match over the years. He was a devoted Poppop and Mr. B to his beloved grandchildren. Ed dedicated himself to attending every dance recital, ice hockey game (for 2 grandsons), soccer game, track meet and field hockey game. He and Nana were the grandchildren’s avid cheerleaders at all their events.
Ed was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend and neighbor. He was an avid fisherman, and when his children were young, he, Linda, and their family, spent many happy summers as members of the Delaware Mobile Surf-fishermen Club. Their “home away from home” was at the Old Indian River Inlet campground near Bethany Beach. All spring and summer the family clammed and fished in the Delaware Bay. With Ed’s beach pass, the family drove across the dunes in the family Jeep and spent the day in the sun, which included swimming in the ocean, while Ed fished in the surf.
Ed and his family also cherished annual vacations to the family camp at South Pond in Stark, NH. Many happy hours were spent boating, fishing, laughing and attending nightly campfires with their New Hampshire family members. Ed and his dog, Molly, spent lots of time together, especially at Woodland Beach.
In addition to his parents, Ed is predeceased by his son, Ted, and his brother, Joseph. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Linda; daughter, Suzanne (Shelley) Olski (Joe); son, Brian; and 7 grandchildren, Brett Griffith, Brianna Bergeron, Nathan Olski, Paul Army, Victoria Olski, Madison, and Cole Bergeron.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, 2839 South Dupont Parkway, Odessa, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.
The family would like to thank Dr. Dharvil Shah at Helen Graham Cancer Center and the Delaware Hospice for their loving care during Ed’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to Our Daily Bread, 214 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE 19709 or Habitat for Humanity, Wilmington Chapter, 1920 Hutton Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.