Bernice Goldberg, active in town life

Bernice Goldberg of Ridgefield, CT passed away on Saturday, August 6. She was 85.

Bernice was born in Port Chester, NY on February 8, 1931, daughter of the late Louis and Jennie Ezekowitz. She attended Port Chester High School and graduated in 1949. After graduating, Bernice spent a number of years as a Dictaphone Typist. She also held other administrative positions as well. Bernice was an active member of The Rye Association for the Handicapped, where she spent many years weaving beautiful baby blankets on her loom and knitting items such as baby hats, skirts and sweaters. She loved to dance and took classes to become a dance instructor. Bernice spent most of her life in Port Chester before moving to Ridgefield 10 years ago to be closer to her family.

Although Bernice was totally blind and had several other disabilities she did not let that stop her from thoroughly enjoying life in Ridgefield. She took part in many activities around town. She enjoyed going to Founders Hall every Friday to play Bingo with her friends and also enjoyed the monthly tea parties there. Bernice loved music. She could often be found at The Ridgefield Playhouse attending a concert or a show. Two of her favorites were The Glenn Miller Band and Frank Kazlauskus singing Sinatra tunes. Bernice especially enjoyed the summers in Ridgefield as that meant going to the CHIRP concerts in the park every Tuesday and Thursday and dancing with her friends.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Louzette Dovaras of Ridgefield and her brother, Marvin Eskowitz of Tamarac, FL. She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda McGoey, of Harrison, NY and her sister, Sylvia Forrest of Port Chester, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jack and Parker Dovaras of Ridgefield; 4 nephews and many grandnephews and grandnieces.

A service of remembrance took place at the Kane Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Founders Hall or the National Federation for the Blind.

— By the Family