Elizabeth A. Hamlin-Berninger, 52 was taken on the wings of angels to meet the Lord on June 11, 2021 after a courageous 11 month battle with cancer. Her loving family was by her side.
She had a contagious sense of humor, always with a smile on her face and making people laugh. She maintained close bonds with the many people she met through her years and various endeavors. Her greatest joy was being with her family and friends. She was always a free spirit and a bright spot in our lives.
Her determination and drive led her to complete several marathons and compete in 2 Iron Man Triathlons. She enjoyed nature, all animals and had a passion for gardening.
She lived in Monroe CT. for most of her life. She graduated from St Stephen’s School Monroe and St Joseph’s High School, Trumbull.
She attended Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and Natural Gourmet Institute NYC.
Liz received an Associate’s Degree from Norwalk Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Mt Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College.
She then worked as a Legislative Associate for the Health Committee of the New York General Assembly and later worked for The American Lung Association as Director of Health Advocacy for New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.
After many years of practicing yoga and completing Advanced Teacher Training, Liz became a certified yoga instructor.
On October 12, 2013, she married Glenn Hamlin-Berninger who survives her in Kinderhook. They enjoyed many outdoor athletic activities together and tending to their five cats.
She is also survived by her mother Ann C. Hamlin of Monroe CT, her sister Kathleen Beninati and husband Rosario of Brooksville FL, her brother Robert W. Hamlin Jr and wife Linda and their daughters Holly and Kellie Hamlin of Monroe, CT and her brother William Hamlin and husband Ramon Alcolea of Provincetown MA. She is predeceased by her father Robert W. Hamlin Sr. Paternal grandparents Charles & Florence Hamlin, maternal grandparents Ira and Catherine Jones and mother and father-in-law Nancy and John Berninger.
There will be no calling hours. The funeral mass will be held at St Stephen’s church in Trumbull CT on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00am , with internment at Resurrection Cemetery in Newtown CT. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon/gathering @ Roberto’s Restaurant in Monroe CT after the internment, where we can all share our favorite “Liz stories”.
Donations may be made in Liz’s name to The Hospice Foundation of America or Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA