Deceased Information


    Nanci Berger

    Chana bat Yaakov Melech v'Rachel

  • AGE



    Sunday, July 30, 2023


    Wednesday, August 02, 2023


    10:00 AM




    Topic: Funeral Service of Nanci Berger

    Time: Aug 2, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be held at the Atlanta Group Home Wednesday and Thursday. Minyan services at 7:00 pm. Family receiving visitors after 6 pm each night.

    3095 Margaret Mitchell Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327


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      3095 Margaret Mitchell Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327


    Nanci Jo Berger, age 62, of Atlanta, GA, born in Mobile, AL on September 20, 1960 to Hugh Malcolm (z’l) and Rachiel Alhadeff Berger, passed away on July 30, 2023. Throughout her life, Nanci was faced with unrelenting physical and mental challenges but her indomitable spirit and soul, nourished by her loving and devoted family and friends enabled her to live her best life in spite of the adversities that confronted her. In the spring of 1984, a lifelong dream (and at the time, with nervous uncertainty for the future outcome looming) became reality, when Nanci moved into the newly opened Atlanta Group Home, beginning her life’s journey in an independent living setting that would serve her well for almost four decades. Shortly after moving into the AGH, Nanci returned for a weekend visit at her parents’ house. Up bright and early, with her bags packed and her bed made, which was unusual for her, Nanci’s mom asked her: “What’s going on? Why are you up so early and packed?” Her response was, she was ready to go “home.” For several years, working at the pre-school for the MJCCA at their old midtown location, it would not be uncommon to find Nanci enroute to her job, patiently waiting for her transfer bus at the stop in front of the Trust Company bank on Pharr Road and Peachtree. In recent years, she had volunteered at the Bremen Jewish Home, spending countless hours assisting with the residents and staff. Whether she knew it or not, Nanci’s quiet determination provided inspiration to all of those around her. She loved word search puzzles, Bingo and was a passionate fan of the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldog football. Her recall and summary of the previous night’s Braves game was far more accurate and reliable than any beat writer employed by the AJC.

    Nanci will be sorely missed and long remembered by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her mother, Rachiel Alhadeff Berger, her “big” brother, Harold, and his wife, Sally, her “little” brother, Mark and his wife, Lori, her niece Terry, nephews Julius & Nathan, several aunts, uncles and countless cousins. She was also blessed to have a second family, her Atlanta Group Home family, and her passing will leave an immeasurable void in the lives of her housemates, Steve Schlact, Kenny Gardner, Suzie Zegers and Vincent Thompkins and her house parents, Debra Abrahams, Wanda Ervin, Coclin Girma and Sarah Butler. She was predeceased by her father, Hugh, her grandparents Hyman and Sally Berger, Joseph & Rebecca Alhadeff, her uncles, Dr. Gerald Berger and James Arogeti and her aunt, Jeanette Arogeti.

    Rabbi Josh Hearshen will officiate the service at Greenwood for those who are able to attend and a link for Zoom is provided for those unable to do so. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to honor Nanci’s life may be made to the Atlanta Group Home Contribution Foundation, Inc., 3095 Margaret Mitchell Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.

    Shiva will be held at the Atlanta Group Home Wednesday and Thursday. Updated details to follow.

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  • Marsha Rosing

    Rachael, Mark and Harold may your memories of very sweet, special Nancy be a blessing to you. May she rest in peace.

  • Anita Eidex

    Rachel, Harold & Mark, So sorry for your loss. She was a sweetie…. Anita & Max

  • Diane L. Simowski

    Rachel, please accept my sympathy. Cherish the memories of the good times that you shared with Nancy. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Linda Miller

    Rachael,so very sorry for your loss.Nanci was an inspiration to all.I know she was a special angel

  • Betsy Teplis

    Rachel, My sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Marilyn Franco Cristal and Alan Cristal

    So sorry to hear of Nanci's passing. Our thoughts and payers are with you,

  • Leon and Sylvia Capouano

    Dear Rachel and family. We are so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. May her memory be a blessing. Our hearts are with you.

  • Rochelle Notrica

    So sorry to hear about sweet little Nanci. I know she will be truly missed.

  • Elaine Leeds

    Cousins Rachel, Harold, Mark and family - Was so sorry to hear about Nanci passing away. She was so sweet every time I saw her working at the Jewish Home when I used to visit my grandmother, Lenora Galanti and my mother Vivian Porter. We always chatted a bit about our families which we both enjoyed. Such an inspiration to all.

  • Betty & Burt Handmacher

    Dear Rachael, we are saddened at Nancy's passing. May G-d comfort you.

  • Dana Horowitz

    I am so sorry to hear about Nancy. I have such fond memories of Mobile reunions, the Very Special People Group and of course her wonderful group home. She will be missed.

  • Ephrat Lipton

    So sorry for this loss! I know you all were amazing supports to her! I loved reading what you shared above. It certainly sounds like she had an indomitable spirit!!

  • Deb and David Moskowitz

    We were so sorry to hear about sweet Nanci. Our condolences to the Berger family.

  • Rabbi Murray Berger

    The memory of a righteous will always be a blessing.

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Rachiel,Harold,Mark and Family,so sorry of the loss of Nanci! She was so sweet!Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.May her memory be a blessing.

  • Shelley Gerson

    Harold: We are so sorry about hearing of Nanci's passing. I have heard about her for years. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Jackie Garrett

    I was fortunate to have known Nanci for many years. She was the original "big sister" to everyone who came to live at the AGH and she brought joy to all of us. May her memory always be a blessing and her courage and beautiful character an inspiration to those who follow.

  • Patrice Cohen

    Harold and Mark and family, I am so saddened to hear of Nanci's passing. I've known you guys for many decades because of our mother's were such great friends. Nanci lived every single day to the fullest. She was an incredible inspiration to me and many more people. May Nanci's memories be for a blessing to all of you. Love always, Patrice Cohen

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