Born on March 29, 1962 to John and Anita Bergquist, and raised in Florida, this native more than excelled in all aspects of the yachting world. In Joe’s career a Broward yacht named “Galaxie” landed him in Boca Grande and Englewood for half of the year since the 80’s. Loved by those he met on all of his journeys from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey, to the Virgin Islands. Though the sun has set on our dear friend, this Captain shall continue to help us navigate through all our highest and lowest of tides.
A long time Fishers Island resident, he captained for a family on their yacht years ago. He will be missed by many Fishers Islanders.
He is survived by his father John Bergquist, brothers Johnny, and Marty. He also leaves behind his most beloved step daughter Leiah Goudy.
Joe is predeceased by his mother Antia Bergquist and brother Michael Bergquist.
Celebration of Life will be held in Joe’s honor at a later date.
Donations can be made in Joe’s name to Tidewell Hospice of Venice, 210 Wexford Blvd, Venice, FL 34293