Conrad A. Borgeson
June 26, 1942 ~ August 4, 2018
Conrad A. Borgeson 76, of Norwalk passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 4th at Wilton Meadows. His loving wife and devoted caretaker, Patricia A. Borgeson or “Patti” was by his side.
Born in Norwalk on June 26, 1942 to Algot C. Borgeson and Karin Elisabet Borgeson, of Georgetown, Conrad, in his youth enjoyed the outdoors, treating the woods around his Georgetown neighborhood as his personal playground. His mother would often have to resort to calling him home with a police whistle, as he was usually far from ear shot. He attended Weston public schools and was a member of the Local Boy Scouts.
As a teenager in the 1950’s, Conrad developed a keen interest in anything mechanical, a skill in which he was naturally inclined. At 15, he quickly figured out how to build and race muscle cars from wrecks and parts acquired from a family friend’s wrecking yard. Conrad is a 1961 graduate of Henry Abbott Technical High School, in Danbury.
Upon graduation, Conrad joined the United States Air Force, considering it his best option to further his technical training. He was stationed in Chateauroux, France and West Berlin, Germany, serving four years as an ASAF certified ground radio technician.
Upon his return from service, Conrad began what would evolve into a 38 year career with Pitney Bowes, Stamford Headquarters. He began his tenure as a press machine maintenance mechanic while furthering his education at Norwalk State Technical College. He retired as Senior Project Coordinator with Facilities Engineering.
Conrad was wed to Patricia A. McCarthy, of South Norwalk in 1967. They settled in Norwalk, purchasing their first and last home on Lockwood Lane in 1970, where they raised their two children. Outside of his work, Conrad was an avid sailor and member of the South Norwalk Boat Club. He was an involved parent, volunteering at St. Thomas the Apostle School fundraisers and as an Assistant Scout Master with Troops 8 and 19, of Norwalk. Other interests included: tennis, archery, wood working and as in his youth, building muscle cars.
Conrad is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia A. Borgeson, daughter and son in law, Cara R. Trail and Andrew J. Trail, of Georgetown, granddaughter, Brittany Hrabushi, grandson, Connor James Trail, son and daughter in law, Douglas F. Borgeson and Sherry Y. Borgeson, of Chengdu, China.
A memorial visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Saturday, August 18th, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a service in the funeral home. Interment was private.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Conrad’s name to the Connecticut fund for the environment/Save the Sound: www.ctenvironment.org/