Muriel Berglund, raised family in Ridgefield

Muriel Haessig Berglund of Delray Beach, Fla., a former longtime resident, died Aug. 15 at The Abbey Delray, where she had lived for the past 11 years.

She was born on February 19, 1921, in Carlstadt, N.J. to Clara and Frank Haessig and grew up in Queens, N.Y., graduating from John Adams High School.

She raised her three children in Ridgefield and later moved to Norwalk.

She worked for H. L. Green, United Way, and Perkin-Elmer, retiring in 1983.

She was predeceased by brother, Frank Haessig and Charles Haessig, and her husband Carl A. Berglund, Jr..

Survivors include her three children, Carl A. Berglund III of Bethel; Dianne B. Barber of Williamston, N.C.; Gary F. Berglund Sr. of Spring Hill, Tenn.; grandchildren, Glenn Riccio of Virginia, Terri Riccio of Shelton, Heather Phillips of Kelowna, B.C., Canada, Gary Berglund Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Daniel Berglund of Memphis, Tennessee, Erika Berglund of Spring Hill, Tenn., and nine great-grandchildren.

She played the piano and organ, sang with the group,The Song Birds, at Abbey Delray, and took numerous world cruises.

Her cremated remains will be scattered over the Atlantic Ocean, per her wishes. A memorial tree in her honor will be planted in Spring Hill, Tenn., at a memorial service on Oct. 1.

Memorial donations may be made to Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, 2707 S. Lamar Street, Denver, Colorado 80227.