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Rosemary Bersin


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Rosemary Bersin Obituary
Bersin, Rosemary



Rosemary Bersin, 86, of Edgewood NM, died May 26, 2016 at UNM Albuquerque Hospital.

She was born March 20, 1930 in Springfield, MA the only child of Gertrude and Leo Ryan. She married Neil Spencer in 1951 and they raised six children. Divorced in 1971, she later married Nathan Bersin of White Plains, NY in 1981.

She was predeceased by her eldest son Neil Spencer and her husband Nathan Bersin.

Surviving children include Deborah (Ross) Reynolds; Joanne McLain (Monte) Blackman; David Spencer; Steven (Debbie) Spencer and Audrey (Mark) Volt. Her daughter-in-law, Debbie Komjenovich, who was a dear friend to our mother, also survives her. Grandchildren include Nick Spencer; Allison and Beth Reynolds; Katy Perrier; Zachary and Kenneth Romero; and Cody and Andy Volt. Great-grandchildren include Dakota and Gabriel Romero and Trinity Romero. She is also survived by her step daughters Janet Finke and Deborah Rubin.

She was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Twenty years later she earned a B.A. from California State University, Northridge followed by a Master's degree in History from University of California, Los Angeles. Subsequent work on her doctoral dissertation occurred at Fordham University, New York and University of California, Davis.

Our mother enjoyed reading, traveling, genealogy, and her pets.

The family thanks her neighbor, Joseph Kuntz, who helped her so much this past year. His thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

Per her wishes, she has been cremated and will be interred later this year in Camarillo, CA at the Conejo Mountain Cemetery.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 12, 2016
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