Obituary: Bernard J. Pagurko – Portland Press Herald –

2February 2021

Bernard J. Pagurko Bernard J. Pagurko 1932– 2021 SOUTH PORTLAND– Bernard Joseph Pagurko, 88, of Running Hill Roadway and previously of Raymond and Topsham, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at his home. He was born in Topsham on Dec. 8, 1932, the kid of Joseph and Sophie Belanger Pagurko. Mr. Pagurko was a 1952 graduate of Brunswick High School. He made his B.S. degree in Service Administration from The University of Southern Maine in 1958. His college education was disrupted by his service to his nation in the Army throughout the Korean Dispute till 1954. On June 16, 1956, he wed Nancy Giroux at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Mr. Pagurko operated at Union Mutual Insurance Coverage till 1965 in the Controller’s Department and as a Supervisor of the Insurance Accounting Department. He then worked at Wright and Pierce Civil Engineers in Topsham as a controller. On Jan. 17, 1970, Mr. Pagurko was designated Postmaster of Topsham by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was the last Postmaster being sworn in on Jan. 31, 1970 under the political system. After retiring from the Post Workplace in 1992, he then worked 8 years seasonally for L.L. Bean’s at the distribution center. Mr. Pagurko took pleasure in spending winter seasons in Florida and liked the Disney World atmosphere. He also enjoyed traveling, treking, mountain climbing, line dancing, woodworking, reading and relaxing by the water. Surviving besides his other half Nancy Giroux Pagurko of South Portland are three children, Susan Gervais and her hubby George of Hendersonville, Tenn., Sandra McLellan and her hubby John of Topsham and Jane Baker of Augusta, a child, Mark Pagurko and his partner Laurie of Topsham; and a sibling, Georgette Miller of Harpswell. He is likewise endured by seven grandchildren; and 6 fantastic- grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Joyce Brown. Going to hours will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Stetson’s Funeral House 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church-All Saints Parish. Mask are required and COVID-19 constraints will be followed. Spring Interment will remain in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery 163 Mt. Vernon Roadway in Augusta. Memorial condolences may be revealed at In lieu of flowers memorial donations might be made to: Honor Flight Maine PO Box 1770 Portland, ME 04104-1770

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