Bernice Rosch

Obituary of Bernice Rosch

Bernice Miller Rosch, age 96, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2022. She was a beloved wife of 73 years, mother, mother-in-law, and sister. Originally from New York City, Bernice transferred from Hunter College to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a B.S. She was forever proud to be a "Badger," even attending her 70th Reunion! She attained post-graduate teaching certification at Hunter and a Master's in Education from Fairfield University. Bernice was an exemplary elementary school teacher in Fairfield for 30 years, enthusiastically devoted to inspiring academic success from her students at Holland Hill, North Stratfield, and Riverfield Schools until retirement in 1994. An avid international traveler, she brought the world to her classroom; after a Study Tour of Japan in 1985 via Fairfield University, she became the Coordinator of Japanese Study at North Stratfield School. Bernice was a member of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association, as well as the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut. Bernice and her husband were active for many years in the Institute of Retired Professionals at Fairfield University and were life-long learners taking classes there until their late 80's. Gardening was a passion and she adored spending time with family, enjoyed opera and the ballet, and took decades of aerobics classes at the Westport YMCA. Bernice was a vibrant, stylish, quick-to-laugh, caring person, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. All services will be private. If you wish to leave an online condolence, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com.
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