PEGGY BERMAN
1927 - 2014
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BERMAN--Peggy T.

Of Greenwich, CT, passed away on December 28 at the age of 87. She died peacefully in her sleep in the comfort of her own home, where she remained a keen observer of all things worldly, just as she had before and throughout her 62 years of marriage to her late husband Jim. Peggy was born in New York City on April 13, 1927 to the late Samuel and Sadie Tenenbaum. The family moved to Far Rockaway, NY where she flourished as a student. She was the recipient of many youth academic awards for greater New York, including ones for Latin, of which she perhaps was most proud. She became one of the younger students ever accepted to Smith College at age 16, and she earned her degree as a PHI BETA KAPPA member of the Class of 1947. She married Jim on May 27, 1951, and they had two sons: Chris, born in 1955, and Andy, born in 1957. She worked for Time Magazine, a career that began before she became a mother, and it spanned 30 years. She was primarily a researcher, a unique one at that. For years, she was the back of the book rover, which meant every week she would add her assistance to whatever section of the magazine needed extra brainpower; whether it be the arts, medicine, law, travel, or even sports. She was honored to be a trusted member of the Presidential Election coverage team every four years. She and Jim raised their sons primarily in what was then known as Town of Rye, NY, where they lived from 1958 until 1974, and then in Greenwich, where she lived for the past 40 years. During the boys' school years, and a bit beyond, she served as a trustee for the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. Peggy was a connoisseur of the Arts, frequently attending the symphony, opera, theater, and various museums. Yet, she also relished traveling. The family once had a home in Weston, VT, and later in Sun Valley, ID, where she enjoyed hiking, tennis, skiing, and sightseeing. She was fortunate enough to see many distant parts of the world. When travel proved too difficult in recent years, she could always count on crossword puzzles and bridge. She is survived by her two sons, Chris and Andy, and their wives, both named Katherine Berman. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Meredith, Doug, Sara, and Riley. A remembrance will be held Monday, January 5th at 11am at Congregation Emanuel of Westchester in Rye, NY. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Smith College or the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. To leave an online condolence, please visit www. leopgallaghergreenwich.com


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Published in New York Times on Jan. 2, 2015.
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January 7, 2015
What a wonderful photo album! It was a pleasure to know Peggy for so many years through the local Smith Club. She always brightened my day, and she always had something interesting to contribute to any conversation. Warmest wishes to her sons and their families.
Susan Cohen
January 4, 2015
I AM AN OLD WORK FRIEND OF PEGGY'S. WE MET AT TIME MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO. WE LUNCHED TOGETHER, EXCHANGED CONFIDENCES AND TALKED ABOUT WORK. I LAST SAW HER ABOUT A YEAR AGO. I WANT TO OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO THE BERMAN FAMILY, HER SONS AND GRANDCHILDREN. I KNOW YOU WILL ALL MISS HER AND I HOPE YOU WILL BE COMFORTED BY THE MEMORIES OF HER LONG HAPPY LIFE.
RAISSA SILVERMAN
January 3, 2015
Chris and Andy--Condolences from Rhoda Fidler and Genine and Josh Fidler

From Josh--I remember Peggy so well. She was different from many other Mom's of our youth--self-assured, professional, independent. I also remember Jim's chiseled good-looks, his strong handshake, broad smile and even-keeled demeanor. Well, mostly even-keeled--there was a different Jim at a Jets game or attacking a ski slope. Together, they were dynamic, active and so engaged in your lives. I know you'll miss them. Please know that others carry strong memories, too.

Best to you and yor families at this difficult time.
Josh/Genine/Rhoda Fidler
January 2, 2015
My sympathies to the Berman family....I appreciated Peggy as a thoughtful next door neighbor for forty years. She was a woman of keen intellect and grit. I'll miss her....
Barbara Hertz
January 1, 2015
To the Berman family: Thoughts are with you over the loss of your mother. May God continue to be with your family at this difficult time.
December 31, 2014
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort by drawing close to God through prayer. James 4 :8
December 31, 2014
May the God of comfort prove to be with you at this time.
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