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Vera A. Biorklund, 93, of Bloomfield, widow of Robert R. Biorklund, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Hartford the daughter of Hjalmar and Astrid (Persson) Andersson, she graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford, Class of 1941. Vera worked as a secretary and word processor with the Hartford Insurance Group for over 30 years, retiring in 1990. She and Robert made their home and raised a family on Grant Hill Road in Bloomfield where Vera lived until 2012. She spent the remainder of her years in the Touchpoints of Bloomfield nursing home.

She was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford, active with the Sewing Club and Vasarettes. Vera was an avid Red Sox fan and a Whalers fan, and was always interested in staying abreast of current events.

She leaves her son Alan R. Biorklund of Bloomfield; her sister Ruby Sandstrom of Granby; and her half brother Albert W. Carlson of Virginia. Besides Robert, her husband of 55 years, Vera was predeceased by her daughter Laura Biorklund in 2012.

A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For directions and online condolences, please visit