Michael L. Tenggren, 72: Loved trips with family to Fenway Park

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Michael L. Tenggren, 72, died Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 11, 1938, in Everett, Mass., he was a son of Harry and Mabel Tenggren.

After he graduated from Deering High School in 1956, he served in the U.S. Navy until being honorably discharged in 1962.

Over the years he worked at IBM, Union Oil, Eastern Security and most recently, Maine Mall Motors.

An avid Red Sox fan, he enjoyed taking trips to Fenway Park with his wife and children.

He was a loving and proud husband, father, and grandfather, and was an active member of the congregation at Thornton Heights United Methodist Church in South Portland.

His brother Peter Tenggren predeceased him.

The family would like to thank the staff at Maine Medical Center and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for the excellent care they provided.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara A. (Manley) Tenggren of South Portland; three children, Peter L. Tenggren and his partner Warren Mitchell of Boston, Mass., Mark L. Tenggren and his wife Kristina of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Karen A. (Tenggren) Chambers and her husband Joseph of Rockport, Mass.; five grandchildren, Brian M. Tenggren, Kasey L. Tenggren and Daniel G. Tenggren, all of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Timothy C. Chambers and Sarah A.V. Chambers, both of Rockport, Mass.; three nephews, Randall H. Tenggren of Florida, Matthew W. Tenggren of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kevin P. Tenggren of Lincoln.

A memorial service will be held at the Thornton Heights United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, with a reception at the church to follow.

Memorial donations can be made to the Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland, ME 04106.

Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

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