Birgit A. Lindeberg, 78, of Easton, died Jan. 31. She was raised in Ridgefield, daughter of the late Gunnar and Ingeborg Almgren, and was valedictorian at Ridgefield High School.
Ms. Lindeberg graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1956, working in the educational field, mostly as a high school English teacher, ending her career in charge of the tutoring center at Norwalk Community College. She also had a master’s degree in English as a Second Language from Fairfield University.
Always interested in a new adventure, she traveled around the United States, Mexico and in Europe by train, plane and RV. She loved people, was curious and joyous, and brought laughter and smiles to everyone she met. She had a special connection with children and youth.
Her other interests included singing alto in her church choir and the Northern Lights Chorus, regular breakfasts and card-playing with friends and activities with the Young at Heart senior group. She was an active member of Jesse Lee United Methodist Church for more than 40 years.
In addition to her loving husband of 56 years, George, Ms. Lindeberg is survived by her children Lisa (Elias) Soria of Redlands, Calif., Steven (Kasia) Lindeberg of Fairfield, Christine Lindeberg of Easton and Erika Lindeberg (Steven Davis) of Lebanon, Conn.; brother Rolf (Pauline) Almgren of Ridgefield; sisters-in-law Lillian Kennedy, Mildred “Lindy” Warren and Doris Lindeberg; grandchildren Aleksandra, Dylan, Natalie and Caroline; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ms. Lindeberg’s life was held at Feb. 4, at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flat Rock Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions payable to “Jesse Lee UMC” may be mailed to the church in her honor.
—by the staff