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Mae Christie

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CHRISTIE, MAE It is with love and sadness that we announce the passing of Mae Christie, Monday, February 3, 2014 at the age of 102. Wife of the late Earnest C. Christie. She was born in Guilford on November 13, 1911, daughter of the late James J. Bergen, Sr. and Caroline Connors Bergen. She resided in Guilford her entire life. Mother of Caroline and her husband Russell Pierson, the late E. Carl Christie and the late Mary Beth Goldblatt; grandsons Russell (Fran), Brian (Sara), Christopher (Tara); granddaughters Julie (Peter) and Kelly (James). Great grandchildren include RJ, Tyler, Carlye, Ian, Sydney, Emery, Christie, Eric, Justin, Katie, many loved nieces and nephews and her special extended family in Sweden. She was also predeceased by her sisters Vivian Oppel, Marguerite Shepard, Charlotte Frenett, Anna Bergeron and two brothers, John and James Bergen. Mae was a communicant of St. George Church and a member of the Ladies Guild, Blue Army, the Burma Club and a Eucharistic Minister serving the neighboring nursing homes. Her early life included working with her best friend Bernice at her restaurant and Christmas time at the Guilford Forge. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and the best of listeners to the many people who walked through her door. She will remain in our hearts forever. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT on Friday, February 7 at 10am. Burial will follow Mass in St. George Cemetery, Guilford. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Christie may be made to Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 or Meals on Wheels, 310 State St, Suite # 200, Guilford, CT 06437. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com
Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 5, 2014
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