Claude “C.J.” Regis Bergeron, Jr., age 40, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2020 at his home. C.J. was born on July 22, 1980 in Waterbury, son of Claude R. Bergeron and Helena (Ayers) Ortega.
He worked locally in construction and had previously painted ships in Washington State. C.J. will be remembered as an artist, for the work he has done with oil and pastels. He was a very spiritual man and a member of the Living Faith Church in Waterbury, and cordial to everyone he met.
C.J. is the beloved father of Stephan Emanuel Bergeron of Naugatuck. He is survived by his loving parents, Claude (Judy) Bergeron of Naugatuck and Helena (Eddie) Ortega of Waterbury; his siblings, Gilbert Bergeron of Waterbury and his children, Gilbert Bergeron, Jr. and Elyas Oppenheimer; Nichole Bergeron of Waterbury and her children, Gyrell and Kyra Nunez; Dennis Bergeron of Meriden, and Daniel Bergeron of Hartford. C.J. is also survived by his former wife, Lashawn Bergeron of Tacoma, WA; his stepchildren, Amber Thompson and Tashawn Holmes; and step-grandchildren, Levi and Ni’asia Holmes and Ezra Thompson and Ella Glass. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Regina Bergeron.
A Memorial Service for C.J. will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:30AM at the House of Prayer, 1245 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06704, friends may greet his family before the service from 10AM until 11AM. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family at the Courtyard by Marriot, 63 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 at 1PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Claude Bergeron Memorial Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 364 Reidville Drive, Waterbury, CT 06705, (to further his son, Stephan’s college education). The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck has been entrusted with his care. To share a story of C.J. or to leave online condolences for his family, please visit www.fordfh.com
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