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Obituary: Irene E. Bergman

Irene Bergman

GREENVILLE – Irene E. Bergman, 79, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 18, 2023, at home with her husband at her side.

Irene Elizabeth Case was born on Feb. 23, 1943, in Monticello, NY, daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Linkletter Case. She was raised in Coxsackie, NY, and graduated from Coxsackie-Athens High School.

Irene married William E. Bergman in 1963 and they raised their family in William’s childhood home in Norton Hill.

Irene was a humble and kind-hearted woman who was loved by her family. As a homemaker, Irene enjoyed raising her young children. She loved to bake, and enjoyed her sweets. Lucky are the neighborhood friends and family who would find themselves at Irene’s kitchen table for endless cups of coffee, conversation and laughter.

Irene became the cherished receptionist for Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar for 22 years, retiring in 2009. Everyone who entered was greeted by her friendly face and radiant smile.

After raising her children, she and her husband enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas for fun at the slots, California to visit friends and Puerto Rico to visit her daughter and enjoy the


Irene is survived by her husband, William E. Bergman. Irene and Bill would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23. She is also survived by her daughters, Ingrid Bergman (Allen Thompson), and Theresa Brown (Lyle); her sons, William R. Bergman (Antigone McKenna), and Eric Bergman (Monica); her grandson, Tyler Brown; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lisa Radke Bergman; and her brother, John Case.

Calling hours were Thursday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. The funeral followed at 1 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 80 Mansion Street, Coxsackie. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at give.michaeljfox.org will be appreciated.

Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.

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