Patricia M. Berg age 88 passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, after a period of declining health.
Born August 10, 1934, in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY to Harry & Mildred (Nally) Simpson.
She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Portsmouth, NH, and graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens, NY.
She married John “Jack” Berg on June 1, 1968, in Islip, NY, where they welcomed two daughters, Theresa and Regina (Gina). The family moved to NH in 1973, settling in Tuftonboro in 1975.
Pat had several roles during her lifetime including; Operator Supervisor for New York Telephone Company, Waitress, Dog boarder/trainer in California, Mother, Grandmother, Housekeeper, caretaker, and volunteer.
Her greatest role was that of caretaker. When Pat’s mother was diagnosed with cancer, she left her job in NY and worked part-time in NH to care for her mother until her death in 1963. She worked part-time while raising her girls, thereby instilling a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility in them. In 1987, when Jack suffered a spinal cord injury, Pat continued to work while caring for him until he died in 2004. She also cared for her granddaughters Lydia & Katherine while they were growing up. In later years she was often called upon by neighbors to help them before they called the Tuftonboro rescue squad – whom she met at the door with a smile.
She was known by family and friends for her quick wit and outgoing personality, but also for a raised eyebrow and pointed finger to let you know she meant business.
Pat is survived by daughters Theresa (Michael) Mercier of Kittery, ME, and Gina (Bill) Lessard of Mirror Lake; Grandchildren Lydia (Jason) Steenbergen, Katherine Lessard, and Nick Mercier; Great-grandsons Ben and Aidan Steenbergen; Brother Guy Simpson, and Step-Mother Susan Simpson, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins
She was Predeceased by her parents, husband, and brothers Richard, Joseph, and Harry Simpson.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, December 27 at 11 am at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 40 Hidden Springs Rd., Alton, NH. Burial in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Tuftonboro Fire Fighters Association, PO Box 437, Melvin Village, NH 03850.