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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.

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24 Condolences for Edward E. “Ed” Bergeron

  • Rest in peace Ed you will be missed

  • Sorry for your loss

  • Linda, Shell, Brian boy, words can not do anything. Just know I am here for you. I love you guys.

  • He sure is a great guy, and I use the present tense because I know we’ll meet again.

  • You were all an amazing support team for Ed during his illness. There are many wonderful memories to cherish and to provide you with comfort during this difficult time. Take care of each other & yourselves.

  • Suzanne, I’m sorry to learn of the passing of your father. My dad passed in 2008, mom in 2010, and sister,
    last year. I enjoyed having you in my class many years ago.
    May fond memories of your dad and God’s love comfort you and your family in this time and for years to come.

  • Please accept our prayers and deepest condolences. May Ed Rest In Peace.

  • Linda, sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing; may he rest in peace. My sympathy to you and your family.

  • Linda, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Please accept our prayers and deepest condolences. May Ed Rest In Peace.
    Ed will be in the thoughts & prayers of many of his Salesianum Classmates (1964) this day…..

  • Lynda and family,

    I am sending my sincerest condolences on the passing of Ed. As you know, he was a large part of my childhood in Red Lion.

    I wish I could attend the services on Wednesday, however, due to COVID restrictions and the fact that I have not reached total ammunity after my second shot, I don’t feel I should attend.

    I will, however, make a donation in Ed’s honor to one of his charities.

    Take care,

    Janet Poultney Henderson

  • Lynda, I am so very sorry to learn that you lost your Ed. Sending my condolences to you and family. Wishing you peace and love during this sad time.

    Beverly Morris

  • We our sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mary June and Joe Patterson

  • Linda,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    Brenda Blake Brady

  • Ed a good man and classmate at Sallies 1964….and lived life to the fullest …May Peace be with your Family….. R.I.P. Ed ❤️🙏

  • Linda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved hearing stories about “Mr Wonderful.” After reading his obituary, I know you have many wonderful memories to re-live. Blessings, Linda

  • I worked with Ed on several jobs. He was a good electrician and a good union brother. Sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences .Salesianum 69

  • A wonderful person and great mentor. Enjoyed talking with him on jobsites and retirees meetings. He will truly be missed.

  • An Amazing man and true gentleman who will be missed by all………….My thoughts and prayers are with all of you……

  • RIP my friend, condolences to your family. Another of the class of 64. Let’s. Keep him in our prayers as well as his family

  • From an old friend, so sorry for your loss!

  • Thinking of your family and the ‘special’ ordinary times we had together as neighbors and parents of young children who were best buddies in Oak Run before you (and then we) moved away. Distance made it difficult but we always found a way to stay in touch and remain friends. We remember Ed as a quiet and calm man who was devoted to his family and who cared for others. He will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Ed you will for ever be one of the best friend’s I have ever had the opportunity to spend time with here on earth. 🙏🏻

  • Linda and family,

    May precious memories bring you comfort in your time of sorrow.
    My sincerest condolences and sympathy.