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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
John Robert

John Robert "Bob" Bergquist

Monday, December 31st, 2018
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John Robert “Bob” Bergquist, 84, passed away with family by his side on Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Acton. He is the beloved husband of the late Alice E. (Adler) Bergquist who predeceased him in 2007 after 51 years of marriage.

He is survived by 4 children, J. David Bergquist and wife Kate of Temple, NH; Tina Goss and husband Bobby of Shirley; Lisa Palmer and husband Tack of Acton; Eric Bergquist and wife Julie of Ayer; a brother Paul Bergquist of Chatham; 5 grandchildren, Brandon Goss, Colleen Michel and husband Eric, Kaitlin Goss, Charles Goss, Kelsey Palmer and 1 great grandson, Erickson Michel.

Born on June 15, 1934 in Brighton, son of the late John Walter and Brita Maria (Blomdahl) Bergquist, he was raised and educated in Waltham, is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been a resident of Acton for 60 years. Bob was a builder and cabinet maker and the former owners of Wood Stove Shop & Mill which he operated from 1977 until 1987. A Master Mason for 60 years he was a member of Corinthian Lodge in Concord. Bob enjoyed fishing, canoeing, hunting and a good cup of coffee.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA. A graveside funeral service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, 104 Concord Rd., Acton Center on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bob may be made to Boston Children's Hospital. Contributions can be made at, or mail checks to 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. Memorial page
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
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    In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bob may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, online at, or mail checks to 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.
  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    104 Concord Road
    Acton Center, MA
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    104 Concord Road
    Acton Center, MA
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Kelleher Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Posted at 09:39am
In honor of John "Bob" Berquist- a dear friend that will be truly missed.
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Posted at 10:43am
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in Jehovah God’s promise to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) Peace to you during this difficult time.

Jim Coleman

Posted at 07:27am
I have lost my oldest and dearest friend. Will miss ya!

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