David Emmanuel Bergson Sr., 93

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FALMOUTH – David Emmanuel Bergson Sr., 93, died April 8 with his loved ones by his side.

Bergson was born July 13, 1918 in Dorchester, Mass., to Harry Bergson Sr. and Augusta Bergson.

He graduated from Boston Latin school and went on to attend George Washington University. He worked for more than 45 years in the seafood business, starting his career at Gloucester Ice and Cold Storage. He was vice president of O’Donnell-Usen Fisheries for 35 years. In 1950, he moved to Portland and was general manager of Maine Fisheries Corporation and its subsidiaries in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He was a longtime member of the Portland Country Club and Maine Seniors Golf.

Bergson and his wife were avid golfers. After he retired they spent their winters in Sarasota, Fla. where they were members of the Meadows Country Club. He was a caring and devoted father and husband. He lived a long, healthy and active life and enjoyed boating, travel, crossword puzzles and reading but his favorite thing was talking with people.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry Jr., Phillip and Herbert and sister Isabelle. He is survived by his wife, Mary Doris Bergson; sister Elinor Rose; children David Jr., Robert, Eugene, Claire Marie and Stephen; his stepchildren Alan an Christopher Heath; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the affectionate and caring health care providers at Falmouth by the Sea and the many friends he made there.

In accordance with Bergson’s wishes, there will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of choice.