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Ita (Elizabeth) (Bergin) Kanter

September 1, 1918 April 7, 2010
Ita (Elizabeth) (Bergin) Kanter
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Obituary for Ita (Elizabeth) (Bergin) Kanter
Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister
(Elizabeth) Ita (Bergin) Kanter, 91, of South Windham, CT, widow of Robert L. Kanter, died April 7, 2010 in St. Joseph Living Center. She was born September 1, 1918 in Kearny, NJ the oldest child of Charles Joseph and Mabel Josephine (Turner) Bergin. She graduated from All Saints High School in Detroit, MI and later, Wayne State University with a Master of Fine Arts Degree, where she was an editor for the Wayne State University Press for several years. She also worked for the U.A.W. International in Detroit. When Bob retired and he became a professor at UConn, they moved to Windham where she did editorial work for the Connecticut Botanical Society of which she was a lifetime member. Ita was a faithful and committed patron of classical music in this area. For 25 years she had a radio show on WHUS-FM. Her enjoyment of classical music was very important to her during her time on the radio and in her later years. An avid gardener, Ita was also a life member of the North American Rock Garden Society and the Garden Gate Club. A life-long “birder”, Ita enjoyed trips to see both local and far-away species. Ita was a talented and accomplished charcoal artist, sculptor and painter and won many many prizes in varied shows. She was also a gifted needle worker and designer and sewed as well as knitted and crocheted many items. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Willimantic. Her survivors include a daughter, Nessa Louise Kanter of South Windham; grandchildren: Darcy Lomba of South Windham, and Glenn Kanter, Scott Kanter and Wendy Kanter Gallant of Detroit, MI as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 4/9/10, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Holy Family Shelter, 88 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT 06226. The Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic has charge of arrangements.
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