The Bergin Funeral Home was founded in 1873 by Martin Bergin. It was in this year that he became the successor to an undertaking business started by his brother-in-law, Michael Maher, which was located on South Main Street. In addition to “undertaking,” the business originally sold stationery, school books, cards, religious items, newspapers and periodicals. In later years Martin was joined in business by his sons, Thomas, Patrick, John, Martin, Jr. and Daniel. Martin Bergin, Sr. died on Christmas Eve in 1903. The third generation included Thomas's son, Martin and Patrick’s sons; Stephen and Edward. Edward’s sons; Patrick, Edward, Jr. (Mike), William and Martin followed.