Helen E. Bergren

helen bergren

August 28, 1928 ~ September 29, 2015

Bergren, Helen, E. nee: Kovac, age 87, of Ramsey, formerly of Leonia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, with her loving son and daughter at her side. Born in West New York, NJ, Helen was the only child of the late Louis and Elizabeth Kovac. Helen was the caring, compassionate, stable guiding force of her family. She was a 16-year volunteer for Valley Hospital of Ridgewood, a member of Ramsey Seniors, a former member of the Contemporaries of Leonia, a division of the Woman's Club. She will be missed dearly by all her family and friends. She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred W. Bergren, devoted mother of Alan Bergren and Nancy Livaich, cherished grandmother of Nicholas William, Alexandra Rose and Ian Matthew, and dearest mother-in-law of Shelley and Peter. Services will be Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ramsey Rescue Squad or RBARI Animal Shelter. For condolences, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com

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  1. I love you with all of my heart. I will always cherish the warmth, comfort, and love that you brought my soul.

  2. We are so sorry to read of the passing of my cousin Helen. We would like to speak with Allan or Nancy. Our phone number is 973-538-2817.

  3. Our family had the privilege of knowing two of the best parents ever Helen and Al. We shared many Christmas Eves with Grandma Helen and Grandpa Al. Her Christmas cookies and egg nog will be missed but always remembered. We will lift our glass to them this Christmas Eve with the precious memories of the years past. Helen and Al are united once again to spend there eternal life together with no suffering or limitations. With our love and deepest sympathy. Toni, Alan,Brandon & Jacqueline.

  4. Nancy and Alan, My deepest sympathies to you and your families. I will forever have wonderful memories of growing up in your house with music playing by Helens favorite singer, watching tv upstairs and making fizzies in the back yard. You were so fortunate to have your loving Mom for as long as you did. I know we can all agree her life was a life well lived. Thinking of you tomorrow with love.

  5. Dear Nancy,Alan & Family,
    Our heart goes out to you & your family at losing your beloved mother. We all lost an amazing,warm woman who had the unique ability to make everyone around her feel instantly at ease & welcomed. She battled challenges in her later years with fierce determination & grace. We feel so fortunate to have known her & will cherish our memories always.
    With love & sympathy,
    Nancy & Bob Buirkle

  6. It is six months today since you left us, my sweet, beautiful mother. I miss you more and more each passing day, if that is even possible. There is a hole in my heart that can never be filled. With love always & forever…Nancy Elizabeth.

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