OBITUARY

Maureen Midge Ann Bergmann

July 10, 1953June 17, 2012

MAUREEN ANN BERGMANN (photo)

Maureen Ann Bergmann, 58, of West Chesterfield, also known as "Midge", died Sunday morning at her residence following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was born in Boston, MA, on July 10, 1953, the daughter of Maurice and Shirley (Graves) Clark. She grew up in Keene and was a 1971 graduate of Keene High School.

Mrs. Bergmann worked briefly for Markem Corporation from 1971-1973. In 1973 she then entered the former Cheshire Hospital School of Nursing Program and graduated in 1976 as Valedictorian of her class with a Diploma Degree in Nursing. Following graduation she was employed by Cheshire Medical Center as a registered nurse in the recovery room until 1984 when she decided to become a stay at home mom.

She married Kenneth M. Bergmann on May 2, 1981 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brattleboro, VT.

Mrs. Bergmann had become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was also involved in a local children's play group for many years which became a lifelong group of friends.

While her children were in school, she volunteered frequently at the Chesterfield Elementary School. In addition to spending time with her family, Mrs. Bergmann also enjoyed relaxing at Spofford Lake and York Beach, ME, antique shopping, reading, chocolate, and her daily cup of coffee. She will be remembered by her friends and family for her kind nature, contagious smile, and her admirable battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Mrs. Bergmann is survived by her husband of 31 years Kenneth M. Bergmann of West Chesterfield; her sons Kenneth M. Bergmann, Jr. of North Swanzey and Nicholas C. Bergmann, and his fiancé Lisa A. Jackson, of Keene; her daughter Lindsay E. Bergmann of Enfield, NH; a grandchild Abigail J. Bergmann of Keene; two sisters Leslie Gerbracht of Bennett, CO and Allison Sieber of Centreville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Mrs. Bergmann will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro VT. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made payable to Kenneth M. Bergmann, with a reference on the memo line to "Midge's Moonshadow Fund", People's United Bank, P.O. Box 89, Chesterfield, NH 03443, in development of a fund to help local families with expenses when caring for a loved one with Multiple Sclerosis.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, June 22, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Maureen Midge Ann Bergmann

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Annie Campbell

November 19, 2012

Dear Ken and Family, Tho' we have only recently learned of your loss we want to express our deepest sympathy. May you be bound together in love as you go into this holiday season without your beloved Midge. Tho' you must certainly take comfort in her new found freedom.. her absence is deeply felt by all. We, like you, are also walking through a time of loss with the passing of the head of our household. God bless and keep you all with His peace and comfort now and in the coming year.

Kenny Bergmann

June 23, 2012

I have no words that make things easier, yet I have the candle holder I gave and have been using it constantly Mom. It brings me confort seeing the flame.

I'll always remember being the last one to walk you out of the house for Christmas shopping on our yearly trips.

wayne sortwell

June 23, 2012

Leslie & Allison, I'm very sorry for your loss. Midge and I were far enough apart in age so that,even though we grew up across the street from one another, we lived in different worlds. We shared typical conversations that teenagers would, Hi Midge... Hi! That was it! But today my heart shares your pain. My hope is that Midge is at peace and time will come to ease the pain and provide you both comfort and fond memories of happier times shared together.

June 22, 2012

Leslie & Allison, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Midge. We remember fondly all the wonderful times we had together camping. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Words can never say what we truly feel. May the memories of the good times carry you through the years. Love, Howard, Howard Jr., Linda, Scott and Heidi Clark

June 22, 2012

Leslie, love and prayers to you and your family. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40;31

Kevin Spencer

June 21, 2012

Ken, Kenny, Nicholas and Lindsay we are so saddened yet relieved to learn of Midge's passing. Midge gave Mitch and I the most memorable first Halloween when she greeted Mitch at the door in the Witch's costume. He retreated like he was shot out of a cannon. The playgroup and the afternoons at Spofford Lake saved Dianne's sanity while we were there. So much happened in so few years with our kids but they are so memorable. We can't and won't ever forget Midge.

FROM THE FAMILY