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MARY ELIZABETH BERKSON

December 27, 1959 - November 26, 2015
Visitation
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Tuesday 12/1, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VISITATION

Service
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Wednesday 12/2, 11:00 am

FUNERAL SERVICE

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (www.curealz.org), 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA, 02481.

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MARY ELIZABETH BERKSON, nee Martineau, age 55, of Chicago. Beloved wife of Matthew; loving mother of Julia;  devoted daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth Martineau;  dear sister of Philip and the late Ellen Tobin. Visitation, Tuesday, December 1st, from 4 to 8 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie.Continue Reading

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Mary (Dehner) Carpenter left a message on December 18, 2015:
I knew Mary Beth as a colleague and friend at Leo Burnett. A couple of years ahead of me, she was an amazing role model then, as she was later in life as she bravely faced her illness. Matt and Julia, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Mary (Dehner) Carpenter left a message on December 18, 2015:
I was proud to work with Mary Beth as a colleague at Leo Burnett. A couple of years ahead of me, she was an amazing role model then, as she was later in life as she bravely faced her illness. Matt and Julia - I'm very sorry for your loss.
Connie Keavney left a message on December 5, 2015:
I'm so sorry to see this! We've been out of touch for many years, but I remember Bethie as such a sweet neighbor, about the same age as our daughter Martha, (though because of the calendar cutoff for school entry, they were not in the same grade). Martha will be sad to hear, too. Mary Beth and all her family - Matthew, Julia, and Philip - are in our prayers.
Lisa Ferris left a message on December 2, 2015:
MB (as we called her then) was a roommate and fellow graduate student at IU. I remember her as very pretty, smart, sweet, and a lot of fun! I visited her and Suzy when they were single women living in Chicago. She sent me a photo of a one year old Julia with her Elmo doll. She was truly a lovely person. My condolences to Matt and Julia and her friends and family.
B.J. Mapes left a message on December 1, 2015:
Beth and I grew up together..best friends in high school, we both had newspaper routes, and we would walk both routes together. We even had a secret language that we created together! I admired her for being both beautiful and smart. She had a sweet singing voice, and she could play a mean accordion. But above all, she was a true and loyal friend, and I'll always carry her memory in my heart. Matt and Julia, I'm so sad for your loss. May God be with you. B.J.
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Julia Berkson left a message on December 1, 2015:
My mother was the most amazing and loving person that I ever met and I will truly miss her. May she rest in peace and always know wherever she is that I love her. I love you mom. <3
Mary Drapp left a message on November 30, 2015:
I worked closely with Marybeth at Unilever. She was very well respected in the advertising community. I personally will miss her wit, humor and above all her comradery.
Donna Pierson left a message on November 30, 2015:
I have cherished memories of Marybeth from childhood . Over the years the most touching in my heart was when she sang Ave Maria at my mother's funeral. Truly the voice of an Angel. Now she is with the Angle's , at peace in the arm's of our Lord.
Donna Pierson left a message on November 30, 2015:
I have always been deeply touched remembering Marybeth 's beautiful voice when she sang Ave Maria at my mother's funeral. Truly, the voice of an angel. Now, she is home with the angle's , Blessed by the Lord , and resting in Peace.
George and Marie Glaros left a message on November 30, 2015:
Our family was deeply saddened by MaryBeth's passing. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. I have no doubt that MaryBeth felt your unconditional love, caring and support throughout the challenges you bravely went through together. God Bless your family.
Janice Mallard left a message on November 29, 2015:
My beautiful cousin Marybeth such a wonderful, smart, talented individual. May she rest in peace!!!
James Franks left a message on November 28, 2015:
I will never forget her always giggling, her collection of CD's from Broadway shows, having homemade popcorn every time I visited and most of all, I will miss her positivity.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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