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David R. Bergesen

January 1, 1970 - October 9, 2003

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HOPKINTON — David R. Bergesen, 65, of Hopkinton, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at home following an illness.

He was the husband of Eva R. (Hansen) Bergesen of Hopkinton.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of Margaret W. (Rietchel) Bergesen of West Newton and the late Roy A. Bergesen Sr.

He worked for Verizon as a manager for 35 years and lived in Waltham and Marlborough before moving to Hopkinton 16 years ago. He was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a member of the Virland Revisited in 1991, Opsail in 1976, World Cup in 1995 and ACOM.

He was a past board member of USABA, Ski for Light International, Sons of Norway, 3rd District, past president of SLF of New England and the Scandinavian Charity Society, Sons of Norway, Norumbega Lodge, Scandia 1814 and Norway Elkhound/Referral of New England Inc.

He was also on the Hopkinton Marathon Committee, in charge of the VIP section at the athletic village.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Besides his wife and mother, he leaves his brothers, Roy A. Bergesen Jr. of Franklin and Paul E. Bergesen of Beverly; his aunts, Mary F. Cunningham of Waltham and Catherine R. Rietchel of West Newton; three nieces; and two nephews.

A private funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 11, at Chesmore Funeral Home in Hopkinton, with the Rev. Philip Kylander and the Rev. Anita Lofgren-Chung and assisted by Carolyn Tryggestad of the Scandinavian Living Center of West Newton.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., at the Scandinavian Living Center, 206 Waltham St., West Newton.

Family and friends will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the hall prior to the service.

Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scandinavian Living Center or the Norwegian Rescue/Referral of New England, 4 Madonna St., Natick, MA 01760.