Richard “Dick” E. Bergeron Sr., 85, of Springfield, VT. and formerly of Chesterfield and Swanzey, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
He was born a son to the late Elizabeth (Sewall) and Ernest Bergeron on October 8, 1937, in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1955.
On December 1, 1979, Richard exchanged vows with the love of his life, Sally A. Whitten. They had a simple service and were happily married for 37 years until Sally passed away on June 18, 2017.
Dick enjoyed his time working for APA Trucking in Bellows Falls, VT. as a driver for 20 years until he retired in 2000. He also worked for various other trucking companies as a driver as well.
Along with working, Richard loved fishing, spending time with his dog Rufus, and was big into antique cars. In his younger years, Dick loved to go out on motorcycle rides and boating. He also had a talent for boxing as he was a Golden glove boxer for the state of NH. Richard was enlisted in the US Army for a short time when he was younger as well. Richard was a devoted father and husband and loved endlessly. If you knew Richard, you were lucky because he could always bring a smile to your face no matter what.
Mr. Bergeron is survived by his five children, Pamela Nye of Keene, Richard Bergeron and his significant other Wendy Ward of Keene, Shyre Horvath and her Husband Dave of Wardsboro, VT., Timothy Baronosky and his wife, Melinda of Marlborough, NH and Christopher Bergeron and his significant other, Lynette Torsende of Springfield, VT. His two siblings, Kenneth Bergeron and his wife, Maria of Keene, Barbara Bohannon and her husband, David of Keene, Five grandchildren, Perry Fletcher, Tyler Baronosky, Lyndsey Reinhart, Cody Thompson, and Gabe Bergeron, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel in Keene. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshireamilyfh.com.