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Lorna Berger

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Lorna Berger of Lenox, Massachusetts, formerly of New Rochelle, N.Y., passed away at the age of 90. Lorna was born on November 8, 1928 in London, England. As a child, she survived the bombings of London during the Battle of Britain, and moved to New York in 1956. On October 11, 1958 she was married to Zdenek Berger, a professor at Iona College in New Rochelle. They raised three daughters. Lorna graduated from Iona College and began a long career as a social worker in the Westchester County Department of Social Services, assisting hundreds of children in crisis and earning the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Things she loved most in life included the Hudson Park beach, fresh garden tomatoes, watching birds, a “nice cup of tea,” the color royal blue, and her grandchildren. Lorna was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her daughters, Karen Berger, Denise Berger-Abouaf, and Judith Berger Eforo, and by her six beloved grandchildren: Evan, John, Sara, Alexander, Edward, and Danielle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Church of St. James the Less in Scarsdale, N.Y., with a reception following at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Church of St. James the Less to benefit the Midnight Run, which assists the homeless with food and clothing.

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