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Jorgen Mortensen

November 9, 1941 — October 14, 2022

Jorgen Mortensen

CHARLTON: Jorgen S. Mortensen, 80, of Charlton, passed away on October 14, 2022.

Jorgen was born in Denmark, the son of the late Carl Fritjof Mortensen and Jenny Mortensen.

After completing school and serving in the army in Denmark, he traveled to Germany where he trained to be a master toolmaker. After obtaining his credentials, he followed his girlfriend, Henny Gullacksen to Massachusetts. She worked as an au pair while he worked as a toolmaker in Waltham, MA. When Henny transitioned to a job in Attleboro, MA, the newly married Danish couple were invited to many parties where they found lifelong friends. Jorgen secured his first management position in the area and they built a house in nearby Rehoboth. Jorgen was handy and did much of the work himself while the family lived in a trailer on the property. He later built a garage with a lift which enabled him to indulge his passion for working on British sports cars. He and Henny were particularly fond of mini-Coopers and occasionally raced them in the area.

Over the years, the Mortensen’s shared their Danish culture with their friends, hosting a Danish lunch almost every year around Christmas, and introducing them to their families on memorable visits to Denmark. For many years, they owned a getaway in Aruba where they escaped some of the New England winters.

Henny passed away in 2008. Jorgen retired from his position as plant manager at Tech-Etch in 2013 after a 15-year tenure. He became a US Citizen in 2010.

In 2019, he moved to The Overlook retirement community in Charlton, MA near his daughter.

He leaves behind his daughter, Nina LaPlante, and her husband T.J. of Fiskdale, MA; his son, Thomas Mortensen, and his wife Ruby of Somerset, MA; his brothers Bent Mortensen and his wife Rita of Denmark, and Torben Mortensen and his wife Ruth of Denmark; and grandchildren Jarrod and Ethan LaPlante.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022, 11AM at the Elks Lodge, 887 South Main St. Attleboro, MA 02703.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Grand Central Station PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163   donations@michaeljfox.org

Belanger Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge, MA 01550 is directing arrangements.

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