Shrewsbury – Cynthia Jean Berling, 49, of Williamsburg Court, died peacefully Tuesday July 5, 2011, surrounded by loved ones, at UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Campus, Worcester, after being stricken ill two weeks earlier. She was predeceased by her father, Donald S. Berling.
She is survived by her mother, Jane D. Berling of Paxton; a brother, Philip S. Berling of Douglas; two aunts, Jane T. Berling of Barnstable and Barbara Maxwell of Dennis; two uncles, Richard Libuda of Florida and Nicholas Grande of Spencer; her close friends, Dick and Rose Skiermont of Paxton and John J. O’Leary and Verna L. Mims of Hopkinton; as well as many cousins and other friends.
Born in Worcester, she was a 1980 graduate of Wachusett Regional High School. Immediately after graduation, she began her career in graphic arts, working in various printing shops in the Worcester area. For the last 21 years, she had worked for Print Works Inc. in Hopkinton where she achieved the position of Production Manager.
Her greatest passion was helping other people. She supported many charitable foundations and was a follower of her faith. She loved the outdoors, spending many days walking paths in the woods with her dad and planting flowers with her mom. Although she loved all sports she was first and foremost an avid hockey fan, and was overjoyed when the Bruins won the Championship recently for the first time since she was 10.
A graveside service will be held Saturday July 23, at 11 a.m., at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave. (Route 56), Paxton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mass General Hospital, Cancer Center, Attn: Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or UMass Memorial Foundation, Critical Care Unit Fund, 365 Plantation Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605-2395. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden.
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