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BERMAN, Vivian Of Lexington and Gloucester, MA, 88 years of age, passed away peacefully on New Years Eve surrounded by family. Vivian, an acclaimed artist and printmaker, is survived by her loving husband, Samuel, her children, Mark, David, Jonas, and Michael, and her grandchildren, Noah, Lyn, Alexander, Zachary, Nicholas, Samantha, Madeline, Emma, and Alana. Vivian was born in NYC in 1928 and graduated from The Cooper Union in 1950. Her artwork has been exhibited worldwide and is in the permanent collections of many museums including the Library of Congress.

Family and friends are welcome to gather on Monday, January 2nd at the home of David Berman and Sheryl Rosner, 9 Barberry Rd., Lexington, MA, from 2:00-5:00 pm. A memorial service celebrating Vivian's life, and a scholarship fund in her honor that will allow others to enjoy an affordable education at The Cooper Union, are being planned by the family and will be announced at a later date.

Douglass Funeral Service

Lexington 781-862-1800

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2017.
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January 31, 2017
I am very sad to learn of Vivian's passing and send my condolences to the family, especially Sam. I knew Vivian since childhood as her family and my parents were good friends. When I moved to New England for college and graduate school, Viv and Sam took me in as family and I spent much time at their home in Lexington. We continued to see each other over many years and my husband also learned to love and enjoy dinners and more. We would also meet at art exhibits either hers or mine I am sorry not to have been in touch recently and did not know of her death until today. She is missed. I loved Vivian.
Phyllis Ewen
January 31, 2017
Saddened to hear about Vivian's passing. I am a great admirer of her work and her lovely being. She was a wonderful teacher and co member of the Depot square artist group.
I will miss her. Condolences to the family.
Rani Sarin
January 2, 2017
We are crushed by the loss of such a generous and talented friend. We will always remember Vivian. Our love to all the Bermans at this sad time. Sandy Boodman, Tom Gallahue and Becca Gallahue.
Sandra Boodman
January 2, 2017
Sandra Boodman
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