Lorelei Berkery


11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2020
St. Augustine of Canterbury Church
45 Henderson Road
Kendall Park, New Jersey, United States


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2020
St. Peter's Cemetery
500 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Lorelei Berkery

Lawrenceville, NJ - Lorelei M. Berkery passed away at St. Mary’s Assisted Living on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the age of 90.  Though Lorelei could not be surrounded by family at the time of her passing, immediate family were able to comfort her during in-person visitations the two days preceding her passing.  Additionally, her daughters, sons, grandchildren, extended family and close friends spent many hours window visiting during the last weeks of her life. 

The youngest of four children, Lorelei was born in April 1930 in New York City and was a long-time resident of Kendall Park, New Jersey.  As one of the original members, she was a parishioner of Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church for over 60 years.  As a devoted Catholic, and in her later years, Lorelei throughly enjoyed attending mass daily, serving as Eucharistic Minister and actively participating in the Food Pantry Social Ministry.

Pre-deceased by her husband Tom and daughter-in-law Pam, Lorelei is survived by her loving and devoted children Thomas (Karen), Geralyn, Lisa, George, Gayle and Martin (Lisa), grandchildren Andrew, Meghan, Gina, Julie, Ryan (Diana) and great grandchild Reece.

Visitation will be by family invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:00 am at Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park, NJ 08824.  Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 500 Somerset St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.  Family and friends are welcomed at both the church and graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions on behalf of Lorelei may be made to:


St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church

45 Henderson Road

Kendall Park, NJ 08824

Attention: Food Pantry


USA Hockey Foundation (usahockeyfoundation.com/donatenow)

Designation - Sled Hockey National Team


Arrangements are under the direction of The M.J. Murphy Funeral Home. 

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