Walter Robert Bergstrand, age 80, of Hamden, passed away March 29, 2011 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Emma Mazinski Bergstrand. Born in New Haven on November 10, 1930 he was the son of the late Walter & Mary Johnson Bergstrand. Walter was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving aboard the USS Vulcan. He retired from the United Illuminating Company, in their Electrical Engineering Maintenance Dept. He was a member of the Masonic Day Spring Lodge #30 AF & AM, American Legion Post #88 and a life- long Red Sox fan. Walter is survived by his daughters, Tracey Bergstrand & her husband Bernard Kravnick of Stewartsville, NJ, Valerie Hinds & her husband Kevin of Peoria, AZ and Cynthia Guerrero of Merced, CA; his sons, William Bergstrand of Hamden and Robert Bergstrand of Mesa, AZ; his step-daughter Deborah Wells of Hamden; his sister Frances Benoit of Hamden; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00PM with a Masonic Service held at 7:30 PM and may attend his Funeral Service on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:00 am in the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in Walter's memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St, East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.

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  1. It was a pleasure to have you as my neighbor & Sadly you will be missed Walt! My sympathies to the extended Bergstrand Family. May God hold your hands, Angels dry your tears and the sun be your Dad’s kisses warming your face & hearts….. 🙁 Jeanine Aceto

  2. My sincere condolences to Tracey and the entire Bergstrand family on Walter’s passing. We have shared many happy occasions together and those memories will endure.

  3. Tracey, Bill, Val, Bob, Cindy and Debbi, My deepest condolences to you and your whole family. Your Dad was the best. I have such wonderful memories of spending time with both your Dad and and your Mom at your home in Hamden. Love and Prayers, Stephanie and Al

  4. Val,Bob,Cindy, Bill and the entire Bergstrand Family, With deepest sympathy, the Doheny Family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Your Dad was an awesome person and our families had some really good tiimes together the best neighbors ever! May your Dad rest in peace. Love Harry, Buddy, Dawn, Michael, Cindy and Doris.

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