Johanna J. Boergesson

09/04/2018 1:17 PM |

Johanna J. Boergesson of Southold died at her home Aug. 28, 2018 at the age of 80, after a 12 year bout with cancer.

“Jo” was born Feb. 18, 1938, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Brooklyn to Peter and Annunziata (Nancy) Navaretta, and graduated from Center Moriches High School in 1955.

On Feb. 2, 1957, she married Robert Boergesson at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Center Moriches, and together they made their home in Southold for the past 61 years.

For 39 years, she was a school bus driver for the Southold School District and Sunrise Bus Co.

Jo was also active in the community as a founding member of Southold Schools Athletic Association, as a lifetime member of the PTA, a member of the Red Hat Society, North Fork Chorale, Wednesday morning bowling league and the “Ten Who Dared” ladies’ softball team. She also participated in the CAST holiday fair and candlelight tour at Southold Historical Society and was a dedicated communicant of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, where she served as past president of the Rosary Altar Society.

Surviving is her husband Bob “Swede”; five children: Cheryle (Thomas), Robert (Christine), Judi (the late Michael), William and Erik (Jennifer); a brother: Peter Navaretta of Jensen Beach, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren: Jonathan, Allison, Bailey, Chelsea, Michael, Jacob, Nicolas, Christian, Alexander, Peter, Brigham, Chloe and Samuel; and two great-grandchildren: Logan and Liam.

The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 2 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where the Rosary Altar Society and Father John Barrett conducted prayer services. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Sept. 3 at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church by Father Peter Garry. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations in Jo’s name may be made to Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad or to National Autism Association.

This is a paid notice.

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