Ina Berson Obituary

Ina  Berson
Ina Berson

September 8, 1932 - December 22, 2019
Born in Hartford, CT
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Niantic- Ina Berson, "Inky", formerly of West Hartford a brilliant force of generosity and love, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Ina was born September 8, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut to Anne and Morris Siegel. She is survived by her husband Sidney Berson, three children, Marjorie Solomon and her husband, Jim of Weatogue, CT; Elliot Cohen and his wife Sue of Pepperell, MA; and Bruce Cohen and his wife, Sue of East Lyme, CT. She is also survived by three stepchildren, her sister Nanci Beizer Fink, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a nephew.
Ina went to Weaver High School and graduated from Simmons College. She worked for the American School for the Deaf as a, teacher and Director of Public Relations and Development. Her contagious positive energy, creative drive, curious mind, and love for life earned her numerous awards, including College President, the Civitan Award, and Woman of the Year.
Ina was actively engaged in the community, an avid tennis and Bridge player, painter, gardener, and chef for the family and multitude of friends that would gather around her table.
Ina's greatest joy was her unlimited love for family and friends. She lived with an open heart, abundant energy, and a beautiful spirit inside and out. She was courageous and taught those around her how to live fearlessly and fully, especially in the midst of adversity. "Tomorrow will be better" was her favorite expression.
Funeral service will be held on Friday January 3, 2020 at 11 O’clock at Temple Beth Tikvah 196 Durham Road Madison, Ct. Interment will follow in Beaverbrook Cemetery, Clinton. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street Niantic is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American School for the Deaf Foundation 139 N. Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107 or a charity of the donor’s choice.




Funeral Service
Temple Beth Tikvah
196 Durham Road
Madison, CT US 06443
Friday, January 3, 2020
11:00 AM

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