- March 25, 1947 - September 14, 2016
- Fairfield, Connecticut
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“Lenny so sorry for your lose. My heart goes out to you love you always
1 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Allen - South Windsor, CT
“Len and Family - so very sorry to hear this news and may you find God's comfort at this time of loss. You are in our hearts and prayers. Don and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Don Madar
“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend
“Leonard, I am truly sorry for your loss. Mary was dearly loved, and she will be missed.
4 of 8 | Posted by: Laura Berger - CA
“My heart felt condolences to the family. Frank M. Ceccarelli. (Former student of her first year of teaching)
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend
“Lenny we are very sorry for your loss.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Berger - FL
“Leonard, sorry for your loss. Class mate, Ramona Barrett
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ramona Barrett - Bridgeport, CT
“Offering our sympathies at this time.
8 of 8 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT
Mary J. Berger-White, of Fairfield, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Calvary Hospital in New York after her eight year battle with Ovarian cancer. She lived each of those day since her diagnose with a zest for life. Mary's memory will be embraced by her best friend and loving husband Leonard W. White, along with two brothers Joseph C. Berger and his wife Amy, of Hyde Park, NY, and John W. Berger and his wife Donna, of Jupiter, FL; a host of nieces and nephews; and several dear friends. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter to the late Walter and Mildred Lombard Berger. Mary received her BS degree from the University of Bridgeport in Education, along with her Masters in American literature. She later attended Southern Connecticut State University, where she received her Sixth year degree in Reading Consultation. Mary initiated a Peer Tutor Program at Central High School, where she worked until her retirement. She also served as the high school Drama Coach for several years, directing many musicals such as Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls, and Sweet Charity. She had passion for students and always strive to get them to perform to their highest potential. Mary enjoyed all types of animals, especially walking her dogs, gardening, yoga and reading best sellers. Funeral services were held privately under the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, of Fairfield Center. Her family prefers donation in her name to either: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital - Clinical Research 608 W 165th Street, New York, NY 10032 or Greenfield Hill Congregational Church 1045 Old Academy Road Fairfield, CT 06824. To sign her online guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
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