Rune Borgman

June 7, 1928May 11, 2014

Rune Borgman, 85, of Harwich, beloved husband of Marion S. Borgman and father of Dana, Cathleen and Tom Borgman, passed away on May 11 after a brief illness. Rune was born on June 7, 1928 in Valdemarsvik, Sweden.

A veteran of the Swedish Merchant Marines and of the United States Army, he served in the Korean War where he earned his United States citizenship. Rune was retired from Bridgeport Machines, Inc., where he had met his future wife of 59 years. He was a master machinist and craftsman, as well as a tireless volunteer, serving many years with the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club, Junior Achievement and the Vasa Order. He also enjoyed participating in the local model boat club.

In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Borgman leaves daughters-in-law: Carolyn Borgman, Cindy Borgman, grandchildren: Emily, Daniel and Erin Borgman of Connecticut and Katie Borgman of Virginia as well as several loved nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents Emanuel and Fanny and a brother, Hans, all of Sweden.

His kindness and generosity of spirit were truly an inspiration to all. He was one of a kind and will be profoundly missed by all those who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 57 Highland Avenue, Chatham, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Glenn Stevens

June 19, 2014

Mrs. Borgman, Tom, Cathy and Dana;

I just learned of Mr. Borgmans' passing and though saddened by the news it stirred many wonderful memories.
Mr. Borgman actually convinced me as a young man to continue with scouts during the Weblos program.
When I was considering dropping out it was he who convinced me to stick with it.
As Tom knows we went on to become Eagle Scouts. I will never forget that moment in the church basement for as long as I live.
He was a wonderful man who had a wonderful family.
Your Dad was a warm and guiding spirit who influenced me as a person and left an everlasting impression on my life.
Very sorry to hear of your loss.
From the entire Stevens Family,


Jan (Lyon) Andrews

May 16, 2014

Thinking of all of you at this most difficult time. I have such fond memories of Mr. Borgman in our old neighborhood. He was always so kind, thoughtful and pleasant. He will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family...


May 15, 2014

Dear Marion, Cathleen, Tom, Dana and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss and send my love and deepest sympathy. Rune was a wonderful man and will always hold a special place in my heart - I loved very much. I know he will be sorely missed and I send prayers to you all at this difficult time.

May 15, 2014

Dear Marion,
We were saddened to learn of Rune's passing. He was always a fine gentleman to all. Rune was very helpful to our fledgling company (O'Keefe Controls Co) both as an advisor about Bridgeport Machine Co. milling machines and as a customer for some of our products. Pease express our sympathy to your children.

Bob and Maureen O'Keefe
Trumbull CT

May 15, 2014

Dear Marion, Tom, Cathy and Dana

We are very sorry to know of Rune's passing, but happy for so many nice memories...he was a great friend. Our hearts go out to you and all your family.
Sending you our thoughts, prayers and love.

Don, Diane, Cathie, Donald, Julie and Doug

Dick Johnson

May 14, 2014

Dear Marion
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Have great memories of Rune
at Bridgeport machine days. He was well respected by all and certainly me.
As you may know, my Jeanne passed away
last July 4th after 63 years together.
And so I certainly understand your grief at this time. I send my very best to you and family.

Arlene Skovira

May 14, 2014

To Runes'FAmily
I worked with Rune at Bridgeport Machines for many years. Rune was such a wonderful man and a great teacher. He is a great loss

Ulla and Lars T. Wahlstrom

May 14, 2014

We are so sorry that Rune passed away. It is always hard to lose someone, no matter who it is, as in this case, a cousin. We are thinking of you.

May 14, 2014

Rune was the best! I worked with Rune at Bridgeport Machines and will never forget him. My condolences to Marion and the family. SKAL to Rune! Peter Ernsky (West Haven,Ct)

Mark Holden

May 14, 2014

Sorry for the loss of your dad.