Bradford — Edward M. Nordengren Jr., 86, died on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born in La Crosse, Wis., on September 10, 1927. Edward was the son of the late Edward M. Nordengren Sr. and Catherine (Pratt) Nordengren.
Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II, from 1945 to 1947. He worked for Western Electric and retired as a supervisor with AT&T, after 42 years of service.
Edward was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford, and original member of the Bradford Swim Club. He was a former member of Cedardale Swim Club, coached CYO basketball and the American Little League.
His surviving family members include his loving wife of 64 years, Marguerite (Morin) Nordengren; sons, Charles Nordengren and wife, Rebecca, Joseph Nordengren, Edward Nordengren III and wife, Donna; daughters, Mary-Ellen Knox and husband, Lewis, Anne Huertas and husband, Ismael, Patricia Welch, and Amy Mooradian; 19 grandchildren, Kacey Oreal and husband, Kevin, Kallie Rossi and husband, Anthony, Melissa McDonough and husband, Francis, Joseph Nordengren Jr. and wife, Michele, Jeffrey Nordengren and wife, Brianna, Michaela Hickey and husband, Brenden, Rebecca Brickman and husband, Gregg, Jennifer Owens, Bianca Huertas, Chelsea Welch, Iris Welch, Bailey Welch, Michael Welch and wife, Henri, Caitlyn Mooradian, Ryan Mooradian, Kevin Mooradian and wife, Jennifer, Samuel Mooradian, Edward Nordengren IV and wife, Brianna K., and Erika Nordengren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Nordengren and wife, Theresa; sister-in-law, Marion Nordengren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Michael Nordengren; daughter-in-law, Cindy Nordengren; granddaughter, Amy Welch; brother, William Nordengren; and sister Dorothy Nordengren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, February 7, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Route 125, Bradford, at 9 a.m. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Bradford, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hilldale Avenue, Haverhill. Relatives and friends are invited. Courtesy local transportation will be provided on request, by calling Patrick Driscoll at 978-374-0000. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to either, Sacred Hearts Parish Foundation, 48 So. Chestnut St., Bradford, MA 01835, or The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, or at www.jimmyfund.org/gif/. For directions and guest book, please visit www.driscollcares.com.