July 1, 1943 – March 29, 2018
Robert D. Berge, 74, of Keene, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2018 at Cheshire Medical Center with family by his side.
He was born July 1, 1943 in Claremont, NH, the son of Robert D. Berge and Evelyn (Falconer) Kennison. He grew up in Conventry, VT and was educated at the Brandon Training School and at home.
Robert was faced with a lifetime of hurdles, but fearlessly over came and adapted to his environments. He was a client of Monadnock Developmental Services and thrived living as independent as he possibly could. He attended services at Sturtevant Chapel of Keene. Robert loved being with others and could fit in anywhere due to his accommodating nature. He participated in the Special Olympics at Waterville Valley and especially enjoyed snowshoeing. He also held memberships to the Keene Family YMCA and Best Western pool. Robert was always up for an adventure and liked car rides to visit those he loved and see new things. Food was a simple pleasure that he relished. He enjoyed watching cartoons, putting together puzzles, and coloring.
Robert will be dearly missed by his brothers: John Berge and his wife Susan of Marlow, and Richard Berge and his wife Cindy of Fort Meyers, FL; nieces and nephews: Tanya Davis of Swanzey, Shaun Berge of Keene, Jeffrey Berge of Fort Meyers, Amy Pawloski of Fort Meyers, Stephen Berge of Fort Meyers, and Brian Berge of Fort Meyers; many great-nieces and great-nephews; his resident caregivers: Al and Nancy Dionne of Keene; day caregiver: Virginia Goodell of Gilsum; and well as many cousins and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 11:00 am at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. Burial will follow immediately at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave, Keene, NH.
In lieu of flowers, family has requested that memorial donations be made in Robert D. Berge's name to Monadnock Developmental Services, Attn: Development, 121 Railroad Street, Keene, NH 03431 (www.MDS-NH.org).
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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April 2, 2018
Whenever I met Bob in the community or at home he would always flash me the most wonderful smile! His whole face would light up with a sparkle that communicated so well his connection to others. He always reached his hand out for me to hold it....and it always made my day. He had the warmest hands of anyone I have ever known and for someone who always has cold hands that momentary connection was like a "warm fuzzy". Bob was a special fellow and his warm spirit and smile will be sadly missed by many people. He was truly a gift to us all!
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