Swan Funeral Home

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Bernard James Young

April 8, 1937May 19, 2020

Bernard James Young, of Guilford and formerly of Milford CT and Bangor, ME, passed away on May 19, 2020.

He was born on April 8, 1937, in Brewer, Maine, the son of Joseph Young and Helen Sabine Young. Mr. Young was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army. He was employed as Plant Manager at Union Standard Equipment in Bronx, NY. Prior to that he was a foreman at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in West Haven. He was a beautiful soul and devoted and loving husband and father who loved his family and took such good care of them, he was a great man who will be sorely missed. All who knew him loved him.

He is survived by his wife Cecelia T. Young; daughter Senga (Young) Zargo and her husband Glen of Madison; grandchildren Kari and Chris Zargo; his sister Cecelia Brown from Bangor, ME; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Gregory James Young and brother Percy "Sonny" Young.

Services are private due to the coronavirus. Swan Funeral Home, Madison is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or the National Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Association/Research


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Bernard James Young

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Bev Beckett

May 28, 2020

Sending my deep condolences for the loss of your dad Senga and hope for peace to you and family. Xo
Hugs, Bev

Senga Zargo

May 28, 2020

There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful person my father was. My father worked tirelessly to provide a good life for his family, he was a true family man. He was always there for me, anytime I needed anything. He would say, if you need me, give me a call, when I left their house to head home. He helped to watch my kids when they were little and they loved their Grampy too. Always my hero. He was kind, and loving, truly one of a kind. He never asked for anything in return, never complained. I am grateful for the time I had with him, I know some do not get as many years as I did. I don’t know of anyone who didn’t think my dad was a nice guy, hard worker or true friend.
He was a guy you would hope for your daughter to marry or son to grow up to be.
He will be so missed. I will never forget you, Dad, you will be forever in my heart.
I Love You Dad 💙

Bobbie Dumond

May 22, 2020

It’s hard to pick just one memory, but I will never forget Uncle Bernie’s beautiful smile and wonderful laugh, that would always made me smile. I would love to hear him tell his old stories too.
You will be missed Uncle Bernie RIP

Michael Hussey

May 21, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Bernie
You were a fantastic person you inspired my love of camping my curiosity of machinery
And my drive to succeed
You will always hold a special place in my heart

Teresa McGuire

May 21, 2020

I have known Bernie since a child and nothing but good memories of him. He was always the same kind man all these years .He will be missed. Deepest condolences to Cecila and family.


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