Mary Elizabeth Bergman
1944 - 2021
BORN
1944
DIED
2021
Mary Elizabeth Bergman
December 30, 1944 - May 11, 2021
Middletown, NY
Mary Elizabeth Bergman (Sigler), age 76, of Syracuse, NY (formerly Middletown, NY) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 while holding her daughter's hand. She was the loving wife of 52 years, of Jerry Bergman and mother of daughters, Rory (Lawrence) and Jennifer (Levesque).
Born on December 30, 1944, she was the daughter of Ray and Mildred Sigler. Mary was born and raised in Middletown, NY and graduated from Middletown High School in 1962.
They say your legacy is what you do every day and every life you've touched. We imagine her legacy as a giant pair of arms reaching around the globe to friends, family and strangers that she has shown endless kindness to over her 76 years. Her greatest impact was not through words but through her joyful actions. She taught us to be adventurous by traveling the world and seeking new adventures. She taught us to work hard through her years of service in the Middletown School District, driving a school bus and working in a local card shop. She taught us to be compassionate and kind through her many volunteer acts to those she knew and those she didn't. She taught us to laugh hard and often and to always "be silly." But the most important thing we all learned from her is that love is always the answer and family always comes first. Mary/Mom - we were the lucky ones to have had this beautiful, funny, adventurous and loving life with you. As you go on this journey may your spirit continue to shine as bright as the smile you gave us. As you'd say to all of us who loved you - "toodaloo" for now. We will miss and love you forever.
Besides her husband Jerry, she is survived by her youngest daughter, Rory and Mark Lawrence, her older daughter, Jennifer Levesque; brother, Gene and Phyllis Sigler; nieces and nephew: Renee, Rebecca and Aaron; and brother in law, Bruce Bergman. She was predeceased by her parents; her in-laws, Myrtle and Clarence Bergman and her son in law, Ryan Levesque. However, her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren: Grace, Hugo, Colten and Merritt - her favorite pumpkin pies.
A Celebration of Mary's life will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at Kuhl's Highland House, 512 Highland Ave. Extension, Middletown, NY 10940. Please wear bright colors to celebrate the bright life and energy she gave to all of us.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to two organizations: David's Refuge - an organization very dear to our family's heart. All checks should be made out to David's Refuge with "in honor of Mary Bergman" noted in the memo. Please mail to 8195 Cazenovia Road, Manlius, NY 13104, or Hospice of Central NY. Checks should be made out to Hospice of Central NY and mailed to 900 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088 with "in honor of Mary Bergman" noted in the memo.
Published by Times Herald-Record from May 14 to May 16, 2021.
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Kuhl's Highland House
512 Highland Ave., Extension, Middletown, NY
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With U all & our angel Mary in my heart, thought & prayers as U celebrate her memory Love to U all, Roberta
Roberta Lidia , Moliterno, Hatdy
Friend
July 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy and blessings go out to Jerry and his family. You are in my prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time.
Cherie Munday
Friend
May 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to Jerry,Jennifer, and Rory. Mary was a very special woman to me, she was my Godmother. The love that she and all of you ,having shown to me over the years will never be forgotten. The memories are vast and will be cherished forever. God Bless you all now and always.
Your cousin; Jim
JAMES FROST
Family
May 17, 2021
My condolences to the entire Bergman family. I have known Mrs. Bergman for almost 30 years, and met her first, while I was a Student Teacher at Middletown H.S. and was working with her oldest daughter, Jennifer. Mrs. Bergman was such an amazingly kind, supportive, and upbeat personality. I am truly so very sorry to have heard the news today. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her and had the privilege to spend time with and around her.
Gregory Bennett
Friend
May 17, 2021
Jerry, and family, were are sadden to hear of Mary's passing, she brought so much love and laughter to our home, we will mourn her passing, but we will smile when we remember her laugh, and all the good times our family's shared. may she rest in peace, and may God bless you all with his peace and comfort.
Jim Masi
Friend
May 16, 2021
Our condolences to Jerry, Rory and Jennifer. We have many memories of the times Mary and Jerry would visit us in Florida. Mary was a special person, loving, caring, kind. Always a smile for everyone. She will be missed but her memory will always be in our hearts.
Ron & Joy Depew
Friend
May 16, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I remember a 1st or 2nd date with Andy and Mary and Burt Lyons...1960! She was always a lovely woman...may she rest in peace. God be with you, Jerry, and the family.
Bev Farkus
Beverly Farkus
Friend
May 15, 2021
I worked with Mary for years at Maple Hill. She was all you said and more. I am so sorry for your loss. She was truly a good person!
Laurie Gesualdo
Friend
May 15, 2021
Mary was such a wonderful person. She made you smile the minute you saw her. She was a friend and coworker and will be missed by so many. Bless you and thank you, Mary for your friendship and kindness.
Annette Glielmi
Friend
May 15, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Mary was a kind, funny
And special person to be around
Mary Roberto
Friend
May 14, 2021
One of my earliest, and seems to always be the first of many, memories I have with my Aunt Mary is this:

The sun is shining bright through the kitchen window at Grandma's, I am sitting up high, I think on one of those folding step ladder/chairs, while Aunt Mary gives me a fresh Spring haircut. It must have been Easter time. I remember her asking me how I wanted my hair. Me, proudly proclaiming, that I wanted to look like Tennille, of Captain' & Tennille!! You know the haircut, cute bangs fading into a pageboy bob around the ears. I believe I was about 7 years old then. I loved that my aunt could give me such a great haircut! I'm going to miss her love, her bright, sunny smile, the delicious baked goods, esp., her zucchini or pumpkin bread that she made; hearing "toodles" "pumpkin" whenever we were together.
I will forever be grateful to her for being with me and my mom, for my daughter Amber's birth. It meant the world to me, to have her there, supporting me, and helping me.

Thank you, Aunt Mary, for a lifetime of love, acceptance, shared knowledge, and support. Until we meet again
Renee Gill
Family
May 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rebecca
Family
May 14, 2021
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