Louise Bergan, 78, of Lenox died Saturday, April 1, at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center where she had been a resident for the past few months.
She was born in Pittsfield on February 17, 1939, to the late Marian Shaul Bergan and Dr. Carl Bergan. Dr. Carl Bergan was a longtime Lenox physician. Louise attended local schools graduating from Oak Grove School in Waterville, Maine, in 1957. After high school, Louise attended Colby Junior College in Maine and New England School of Art in Boston earning a bachelor’s degree. She worked as an administrative assistant for the United Nations until her retirement in 1996. During her 30 years with the UN, she took advantage of the travel and assignments abroad offered by her position. She was a talented artist and, although she did not make a career of her art, she spent many hours sketching interesting faces and designs. Louise returned to Lenox to live in 2008 and her last years were spent at Kimball Farms.
Louise enjoyed reading, traveling and visiting her extended family. She spent the majority of her life living in New York City where she enjoyed the excitement and opportunities afforded by living there.
Louise’s family is very grateful for the loving care she received in the LEP unit at Kimball Farms and in the Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center. HospiceCare of the Berkshires also provided wonderful additional support and care.
Louise is survived by her siblings: Juliet Bergan Emery (Jared) of Lenox; Paul Bergan (Celeste) of St. Regis Falls, New York; Claire Bergan Sagor (Robert) of Greenfield; Susan Bergan Walters (Gary) of Princeton, New Jersey; and Laura Bergan (Vic Rivera) of Arlington.
In keeping with Ms. Bergan’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare of the Berkshires in care of Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.