September 2, 1947 - January 22, 2021
Kathleen Ellen Bergen, age 73, of Georgetown, DE, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ, on September 02, 1947, daughter of the late John F. and Regina (Mielke) McKnight. Mrs. Bergen worked for many years at Eastern Airlines as a reservations agent. She also worked at Pace University’s Welcome Center, a place she made feel like home for the countless student assistants and tour guides at the University who considered Mrs. Bergen like a second mother. Mrs. Bergen loved nature, wildlife, and bird watching. Among her greatest interests was traveling. She was an avid supporter of environmental conservation and was particularly passionate about protecting endangered species such as elephants and whales. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 17 in Lewes, DE., and active in the Tunnel Cancer Center Support Groups. Above all, Mrs. Bergen enjoyed spending time with those she held most dear. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Michael; her two daughters: Kathleen A. Seger of Buchanan, NY, and Regina Lifrieri of Wappingers Falls, NY; her grandchildren: Nicholas Lifrieri, Christopher Lifrieri, and Juliet Lifrieri, all from Wappingers Falls, NY; and her sisters: Ruth Ternyila of Beach Haven, NJ, and Roberta Wilson of Whiting, NJ. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no in - person service. A Celebration of Life via live streaming will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM. All are welcome to join the stream by visiting the following link: http://www.parsellfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/permalink/9819215/LTWebcast In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Bergen's memory to Brandywine SPCA, 22918 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, www.ocrahope.org, or the Wildlife Conservation Society, www.wcs.org, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10460. Please sign the online guest book located on the tribute page.
Kathleen Ellen Bergen, age 73, of Georgetown, DE, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ, on September 02, 1947, daughter of the late John F. and Regina (Mielke) McKnight. Mrs. Bergen worked for many years... View Obituary & Service Information
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