Gail Anne Berger, age 67, longtime resident of Peabody, passed away on Monday morning June 28, 2021, after complications from a stroke suffered in early May.
Born in Queens, New York, on January 6, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Alice (Montague) and William Berger. She was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, and then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., a master’s from the Conway School of Landscape Design, and a master’s from Harvard Divinity School. A talented and accomplished writer, Gail worked as a proposal writer in local environmental consulting firms. She also wrote many intelligent and inspirational essays and sermons. Having first studied fine art in college, Gail was also a highly gifted painter, illustrator, and sculptor, as well as the maker of remarkably fine stained glass pieces. She loved riding her bike long distances on the North Shore and other settings; she participated for many years in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 192-mile bike ride to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and for decades was a proud member of the riding group, the Northshore Cyclopaths of Salem. Gail relished entertaining family and friends, caring for her beloved cats, most recently Casper, cooking delicious dishes, reading, listening to music, and traveling widely in the United States and Europe.
Read Gail Berger’s obituary at salemnews.com.