Michael Francis Bergantino, 83, of Northford, known to most as 'Mike', passed away suddenly on January 23, 2013. He was born in Waterbury on March 9, 1929 to the late Michael L. and Mary Tedesco Bergantino. Michael leaves his loving wife Peggie (Kamm) to whom he was married for 61 years. He will also be remembered by his eight children and their spouses, Susan Bergantino of Northford, Nancy & Frank Brigano of Northford, Toby & Diane Bergantino of Branford, Terry & Karen Bergantino of Guilford, Bruce & Colleen Bergantino of Wallingford, John & Carolyn Bergantino of Guilford, Paul & Carolyn Bergantino of Cromwell, Karen & Frank Acquarulo of Branford; sixteen grandchildren: Chris & Alicia Brigano, Michele Weed, Michael Miano, Matt, Kate, Pamela, Steven, Amanda, Jeremy, Michael, Jared, & Jack Bergantino, and Alexandra, Justin, & Jenna Acquarulo; three great- grandchildren: Mackenzie, Kelsie, & Kolbie Weed. He was educated in the Milford and Hamden school systems and graduated from the University of Connecticut, College of Pharmacy; it was the last class to graduate from the New Haven location. He was a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and then in St. Monica Church where he has been a parishioner for 18 years. Michael was involved in many business and civic organizations, such as the Hamden and North Branford Rotary clubs from 1973 through the present. He had received several prestigious Paul Harris Awards. For over thirty years he owned and operated Hamden Surgical and Prescription Center and spent countless hours volunteering at Grimes Health Center. Friends are invited to visit with Michael's family on Sunday, January 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 28th at St. Monica Church, Northford at 10:00 a.m. followed by a burial at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael's memory to North Branford Rotary Club, PO Box 993 North Branford, Ct 06471 or Grimes Health Center, Attn: Resident Activities Fund, 1354 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Mike, for many times you greeted us and our children with your wonderful smile and warm embrace we thank you. You will be remembered as a gentle man and caring friend. To Peggy and the entire Bergantino clan, thanks for sharing Mike with us. We love you all and will miss him dearly. Mark & Nancy DeMarseilles

  2. Paul and Toby, so sorry to hear about your father. He has left quite a legacy with you both as his sons. My thoughts a prayers are with you. Sharon Poarch PT

  3. Are so sorry to hear about your dad. Paul knew him well at Agway when he delivered flowers for Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  4. Dear Bruce, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. May you and your family find peace knowing he is in God’s loving arms. My thoughts and prayers are with all during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy.

  5. Dear Peggie and Children We are very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. May all good memories sustain you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences God bless you family at this difficult time Lorraine & Bruce Burdge

  6. John, Carolyn, Michael and the entire Bergantino Family, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your dad. We love you, Kimberly, Rafi and Zack Taherian

  7. Mike encouraged us to become involved in Social Ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. Thanks Mike! We’re still involved. Peggy, we know you’ve lost your best friend. God will bless you! Bill and Carol Collins

  8. Peggy and family. Maribeth and I are so sorry to hear about Michael. Words cannot express how I feel. He did so much for our family. I love all of you. He will be missed.

  9. –such a sudden loss that leaves a whole in the heart and a void in the lives of those near and dear, especially that of his beloved wife of 61 years. I’m so sad and sorry for each of you. We met only once but through my friends, Nancy and Frank, I know o

  10. To the entire Bergantino Family, We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We feel so blessed to have known a man as inspirational and welcoming as Mike Bergantino. All our love, Tara and Matt Slowik

  11. Toby, Bruce, Paul and all the Bergantino’s. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bergantino, I am grateful to the man not only for starting the company that has since become ATG and employs me, but for giving me 3 great men in my life that make work a pleasurable experience each day. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

  12. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Our hearts are with you all!

  13. Bruce we were saddened to hear about the passing of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your whole family.

  14. Bruce, Paul, Toby & the Bergantino Family, Sending you my deepest sympathy at this time. I do remember your dad from my days at Hamden Surgical where he always had a Hello and Smile for everyone who walked through the doors. May he now Rest In Peace and the Angels above comfort all of you.

  15. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Hamden Surgical. Mike was a genuine guy who had an honest interest in anyone and everyone who crossed his path. He believed that not only could he help everyone who walked or rolled through the doors of 2313 Whitney Ave but he could also learn something from them as well. You were not only a part of the team at Hamden Surgical, Mike made you feel as though you were part of the family. I had a wonderful and rewarding working experience at Hamden Surgical thanks to Mike, Toby, and Bergantino family.

  16. My condolences from our family to yours. Karen and Jay Hickerson, Craig Hickerson, Robin (Hickerson) Baumann. Until his death in 1982, Jeff also knew Mike and his family.

  17. Paul, Bruce and Toby – our deepest sympathies are with you and your family during this difficult time. My wife and I never met your father, but based on the qualities you exhibit each day…we know he was a great man.

  18. Peggy and the entire family, Mike was among the most warm and caring inidividuals we have ever known. We will deeply miss his presence in our family. We send our love to all of you. Joe, Candy and Cara

  19. To the entire Bergantino Family. Our Deepest Sympathy. Michael was truly a nice and caring man. It was truly an honor to know him. Michael will be missed but always in our thoughts.

  20. Very sad to hear this news. I have nothing but good thoughts and memories that I will always cherish. He will be missed. My best to all the Bergantino Family.

  21. All of your friends at the Guilford WalMart send their love.Mr. Mike is a great loss to all who know him and love him. His kindness and the care he showed to everyone lucky enough to meet him will not be forgotten. We all have lost a beloved friend.

  22. Dear Peggie and family, Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Cucino Mike will always be in my heart- especially with all the great times we had in our younger days. These are the memories I will always cherish – the best of times. He will be missed by the many people he helped and worked with, and the extra time he gave with those in need. Do know that my Mike and I will keep your whole family in our prayers during this sad time in all your lives. Love and prayers, Cousin MaryAnn and Mike Imperati

  23. Mike was a kind and loving soul who embraced life and enjoyed family, friends, work, and Rotary. His contribution to helping others will be remembered always. He spent countless hours helping those in need in our community and worldwide. The world is a better place because of Mike Bergantino. I will miss him greatly. My love to Peg and his whole family.

  24. My thoughts and prayers go to the bergantino family mike was a great person and he will be missed (we had some great times back in the hamden surgical years)

  25. Paul, Toby, and Bruce, My sincere condolences to you and your family on your Dad’s passing. He left a great legacy of serving his community and I’m sure was very proud to see you continue that tradition.

  26. To Bergantino Family-I am very sorry I was out of town and could attend the services. I know I will see you soon, but it was truly great having known Michael and having a chance to discuss his involvement in many activities.

  27. Toby and Diane, We send our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We are very sorry for your loss. Bill and Felciia

  28. We were saddened to hear of your family’s loss and want you to know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  29. I just learned today about Mr. Bergantino’s passing and was so sad that I did not know before the services. I have such fond memories of him and your wonderful family from my childhood. May God give you all His comfort and peace.

  30. To The Bergantino family: I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  31. Dear Peggie and Family, So sorry we were unable to attend Mike’s wake. We have so many fond memories of the two of you for being together in Rotary for years. Mike was always so kind and he was a great and special man, God Bless you, John&Maria Kennedy

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