88, a resident of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. He was born June 6, 1924 in Phoenix, Arizona to Italian immigrants Domenic and Margarita Bergero. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1942, attended Phoenix College and served in the Navy during WWII as a Yeoman 1st Class aboard the U.S.S. Attu. He homesteaded in the Paradise Valley area with his wife Teresa, brother Frank and sister-in-law Anita, raising cotton and chilies and was active in the Arizona Cotton Growers Association.  He became Purchasing Agent for Thomas Heating & Air Conditioning until his retirement.  He is survived by sisters Ann Cortopassi of Sacramento, CA and Mary Mulvihill of Surprise, AZ, Teresa, his wife of 65 years, his two daughters Andrea Bergero of Atlanta, GA and Debra Motta of Paradise Valley, and his two grandchildren Kelly Servick and Anthony Motta. He is preceded in death by his brother Frank Bergero and sister Josephine Donato.  Services will be held at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, Arizona, 85018 on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation an hour in advance.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Condolence Messages

  1. A. Bell

    I would like to express my deepest condolences to your family. I hope you find comfort from God’s word the bible during this time of grief. For he is near to those broken at heart. Ps 34:17,18 Also, note Jesus’ words of comfort spoken to Martha, who had just lost her brother, at John 11:23-25, “Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise. Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.”Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”

  2. Mark Bernhard

    My belated condolences to the entire Bergero family. I knew Mr. Bergero through my friendship with daughter, Andrea who was a classmate at Saguaro High School, class of 1969. I remember the barn next to the Bergero home on 56th Street.

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