Marion F. (Sexton) Bergman, 92, of Haverhill and formerly of Watertown, died on Sunday October 30, 2022 at Penacook Place in Haverhill.
She was born in Winchendon on October 26, 1930, the daughter of the late James and Florence L. (Zink) Sexton.
Bergman was educated in the Winchendon and Watertown school systems and graduated from Watertown High School with the Class of 1948. Upon graduation, she moved to Haverhill. She then attended Beverly Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with the class of 1954. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Merrimack College in 1983.
She was employed at several Haverhill nursing homes. She was head nurse for many years at Kenoza Nursing Home. She would later work as a private nurse for many years before teaching future certified practical nurses for 11 years. She retired in 1993.
Bergman was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish and president of the East Parish Neighborhood Association. She was also the director of art competitions and fashion shows at St. John the Baptist CDA Church. She was a talented seamstress, a knitter and an extraordinary baker. She has volunteered for Merrimack Valley Hospice, Haverhill Food Bank and the American Red Cross. She donated several liters of blood in her lifetime.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband Henry D. Bergman, who died in May 2004, and sister of the late Richard and Donald Sexton and Eleanor Quatrale.
His survivors include a daughter, Lisa M. Bergman and her husband Doug of Manchester, NH; two sons, Paul A. Bergman and his wife Ann Marie of Haverhill and Eric D. Bergman and his wife Gina of Haverhill; 10 grandchildren, Keri, Kristen, Nils, Henry II and Kurt Bergman; Derek and Brandon Fernandes, Carl Henry, Dana and Jake Martin; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family gives special thanks to the staff at Penacook Place where they spent their last years. We couldn’t have asked for a more caring group of people to take care of Marion.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his call hours on Sunday, November 6, 2-4 p.m., at HL Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral will take place on Monday morning, November 7 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in his memory may be made to Mass General Hospital-Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Development Office, Attn: Bridget Flynn, Director of Development, 125 Nashua St., Suite 5409, Boston, MA 02114. Bergman was a longtime donor and a supporter of the American Red Cross.