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Lucy Theresa Indelak Berger
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Obituary for Lucy Theresa Indelak Berger

Lucy Theresa (Indelak) Berger, 95, of Cromwell, wife of the late Paul Henry Berger, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Kowalewski) Indelak.

Lucy had lived in Cromwell since 1950 and owned Riverdale Cleaners in Cromwell. She was a lifetime member of the Cromwell Historical Society and a member of Saint John Church, where she was involved in Saint John Women’s Guild, Saint John Choir and co-chairman of the Altar Flowers Committee. Lucy was the first woman on the Cromwell Board of Selectman serving for twenty years, a past Assistant Treasurer, a Town Representative and a member of the Republican Town Committee. She was also Vice President of the Home Club, violinist in the New Britain Symphony, member of the Berlin Polish Political Club, the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, the National Cleaners Association and the Cromwell Rose Festival Committee. Lucy also enjoyed being a member of Rosie the Riveter and working on her family farm.

Lucy is survived by her son, Maury Berger and his wife, Nancy of Kensington; three daughters, Claudia Berger of Cromwell, Christina Berger of Kensington and Leslie Dahl of Copenhagen, Denmark; seven grandchildren, Emily, Paul, Matthew, Christopher, Peter, Stephen and Karen and ten great grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, five sisters predeceased Lucy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 10 at 10:00 am at Saint John Church, 5 Saint John Court, Cromwell. Burial will follow in Cromwell Hillside Cemetery West. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the Cromwell Historical Society, P.O. Box 146, Cromwell, CT 06416. The Cromwell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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10:00 AM
St. John Church

5 St. John's Court
Cromwell, CT 06416

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Cromwell Hillside Cemetery West

29 Hillside Road
Cromwell, CT 06416


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