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May 2, 1943 - January 14, 2012
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Bergesen, Eva Ragnhild of Hopkinton died Saturday January 14, 2012. Wife of the late David Bergesen, she was born May 2, 1943 in Toten, Norway. Eva remained a Norwegian citizen all her life and was active in the Scandinavian Community in the Boston area for over 40 years. She was Past President of Norumbega Lodge of Sons of Norway, a dedicated supporter of The Scandinavian Living Center in Newton and a longtime participant of Ski for Light.
Eva and David were founding members and directors of The Norwegian Elkhound Rescue and Referral of New England. The elkhounds were at the
center of their life. Eva leaves Bamse in the care of her good friend
Donna. She was a member of The Hopkinton Garden Club and an enthusiastic volunteer for The Boston Marathon in Hopkinton.
Eva was generous and often invited friends to her cottage in Maine.
She was a cherished member of the Korsnes family in Newton where
she chose to spend her last days.Eva was loved by many and will be missed by family and friends. Eva leaves her sister Ronnaug Hansen and her companion Gunnar Reistad in Oslo, Norway.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Norwegian Elkhound Rescue and Referral of NE, Inc., 31 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769 or The
Scandinavian Charitable Society of Boston, 206 Waltham St., Newton, MA
02465. Memorial Services will be announced later.