Cecilia E. (Bernard) Borgeson

July 26, 2016

Cecilia E. (Bernard) Borgeson

CECILIA E. (BERNARD) BORGESON – in Haverhill, formerly of Woburn, July 26th, at eighty six years of age. Beloved wife of the late Albert N. Borgeson. Loving mother of Karen A. Moulton, her husband Kevin of Tyngsboro, Cheryl Fitzgerald and Kim E. Richard, her husband Mark all of NH. Dear sister of Frank Bernard of Woburn, Jack Bernard of Billerica, Barbara Hamilton of Woburn and the late Mary McGondel and Ruth Lennon. Loving “Nana” of Elizabeth, Emily, Margaret and Graham Fitzgerald and Seth, Lucas and Cameron Richard and great nana of Mactar. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 prior to her Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

OBITUARY:

Cecelia E. (Bernard) Borgeson passed away at the Pennacook Place, in Haverhill, with her beloved family by her side. The devoted wife of the late Albert N. Borgeson, she was eighty-six years of age.

Born in East Boston, she was one of six children born of the late Francis and Cecelia McDonald. Raised and educated in Woburn, Cecelia was a graduate of St. Charles High School along with the Class of 1947.

Following high school mutual friends introduced her to Al Borgeson. A little hesitant first, with some encouragement they went out on their first date and on February 14th 1952 they were married!

They moved to Billerica where they nestled right in, and brought three lovely daughters into the world, to whom they were devoted.

Once the children were all in school, Cecilia began her professional career at Bay Bank in the late sixties. There she began as a teller and when she retired in 1992 she departed as a Vice President from the home office in Burlington.

Very much a homebody, when she retired she, Al and friends from childhood took to road and journeyed across the country. They explored every nook, cranny, mountain, lake and trail possible and had a wonderful time together doing it!

As life moved along and her daughters had begun families of their own Cecilia was so happy to be a “Nana.” So excited, that she and Al decided to move to Derry, NH as there, they would be much closer to all the girls and their families!

“Nana” took every opportunity she could to enjoy time with her grandchildren, often spending days at a time together sharing in one activity after the another. Nana was always actively participating in all their events both sporting and academic, also sharing a very special relationship with each one individually.

Cecelia had a wonderful way about her that was very special. Her gregarious personality would often put her at the center of attention, always in such a funny way! Cecilia was also a woman of strong convictions and was never really afraid to express herself or an opinion she may have! A woman of great faith, she had also travelled to Medjugorje with friends and felt that her journey was very faith fulfilling and inspirational.

In addition to her parents, Cecelia was predeceased by her beloved husband Al and sisters Mary McGondel and Ruth Leonard.

She is lovingly survived by her children Karen A. Moulton, her husband Kevin of Tyngsboro, Cheryl Fitzgerald and Kim E. Richard, her husband Mark all of NH. Dear sister of Frank Bernard of Woburn, Jack Bernard of Billerica, Barbara Hamilton of Woburn. Loving “Nana” of Elizabeth, Emily, Margaret and Graham Fitzgerald and Seth, Lucas and Cameron Richard and great nana of Mactar. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 prior to her Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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  1. Dear Karen, Cheryl, Kim,
    I am sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I have great childhood memories from both of your parents. Aunt Betty and Uncle Gus were very happy and giving people and will sadly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    All my love
    your cousin
    Lori (Bernard) Maguire

  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. I only met her a few times but she was such a nice lady.

    Deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time.
    Amy Leary

  3. Karen, Cheryl & Kim, also to the grandchildren who meant so much to Betty.
    I was very sorry to hear the news of Aunt Betty’s passing but I know she is now with the love of her life, Uncle Gus. Growing up I spent a lot of time with your mom whle living at 719 Main St. Loosing your mom is never easy under any circumstances but I know her love for all of you was very special. Love to all
    Linda D Borgeson Begley

  4. Dear Karen, Cheryl, Kim and all of the Berard and Borgeson families,

    I am just so sad to learn of Betty’s death. Betty was so much a part of my life growing up. I can hear her voice and her infectious laugh, I remember her joy in being part of your life, her genuine love and concern for you. She was a special person and I was so lucky to have had her in my life. I like to think she is finally catching up with Gus, Ruthie, Bill and my mother.

    Rest in peace dear Betty. I was so very fortunate to have known you.

    With love,

    Susan Connolly Stark and family

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