Thank you to Bob Sisco for forwarding me Dr. Menghetti’s obituary.
Norma Bergstrom Menghetti, 87, of Newtown Square, a veterinarian who helped restore a historic carousel, died of complications from cancer Friday, Aug. 19, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Menghetti became involved with the restoration of carved wooden animals on a vintage carousel on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, N.J. She assisted Floyd L. Moreland in patching and painting the 18 stationary and 35 moving horses, two camels, a lion, and tiger – as well as two chariots and the 15 center-casing paintings. On weekends for a number of years, she operated the ride. The carousel, built in 1910, celebrated its 100th birthday last year.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Larry, and two grandchildren. Her husband died in 1993.
A funeral service was held today (Aug. 23rd) at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill. Burial followed in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.
Donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, Dept. HACEE110501001, 2100 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037.