Janet C (Cushman) Bergeron

January 21, 1929 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 92)




Janet C. Bergeron 92, passed to a better place on Thursday, September 30th, 2021. She was born to Harry and Mildred Cushman in 1929 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She and her beloved sister, Jean McKay, were raised by their mother after their father passed away when they were very young. They were all fine southern women.  She went to college on scholarship at Regis College in Massachusetts where she earned a degree in Chemistry.  She was a research chemist when she met the love of her life, David, who preceded her in death much too young.  Their lives together took them to Austria, North Carolina, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, where they settled and raised their family. They belonged to St. Patrick’s Fort Wayne where Janet taught science.  She later helped Dave run the family business.  They joined St. John the Baptist where she is a folk legend… from her beautiful reading of scripture to running funeral masses, she was a constant presence.  Volunteering was a way of life for Janet; outside of St. John’s, she volunteered at Women’s Care & Matthew 25.  She loved sports but her true passion in life was tennis, which she played until she was 87!  Being at Wimbledon with her sister Jean and experiencing the Queen and the longest match ever played was one of the highlights of her life.  She was an avid card player, especially bridge.  She had a full life and nothing gave her more joy than her family.  She is survived by her children:  David Bergeron, Carol Dinger (Russ Isaacs), Michael Bergeron, Bob (Lisa) Bergeron, Anne Weber (Shannon Jones) and Beth Bergeron (Doreen Davie); grandchildren Nathan (Laura) Dinger, Lauren (Jacob) Wyss, Ashley (Kris) Najdovski, Michelle (Fred) Heekin, Abigail Bergeron, Robby Bergeron, Mary Bergeron and great-grandchildren Addy Wyss & Cameron Dinger, and her nephews Harry (Andrea) & Jamie Mckay  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Bergeron, her sister, Jean McKay, and grandson Brandon Dinger.   A special thank you to the many nurses, aids and  caretakers at St. Anne’s Retirement Home, and the staff at Heartland Hospice that gave care and dignity to the last few years of mom’s life.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm, Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. John the Baptist FW, Fairfield Ave. with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Women’s Care or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.divinemercyfuneralhome. 


October 3, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

Mass of Christian Burial
October 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne)

Please note
Calling one hour prior at church
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