Rosemary Jean Berberian, 73, UK native who affected others with kind, generous nature

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Rosemary Jean Berberian
Rosemary Jean Berberian

Rosemary Jean Berberian, of Wilmington, died in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.

She was born Rosemary Jean Drillot in Sark Channel Island, United Kingdom. Jean came to the United States with her mother, Dorothy Smith Drillot in 1951 when she was 9 years old. She was raised in Watertown, New York and lived in Syracuse, New York until 2000 when she relocated to her current home in Wilmington with her husband, Dick.

Jean and Dick spent time living and working in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jean was an active real estate broker since 1974. Jean made an impact and was loved by everyone she met. It is hard to sum up her essence in a few words – people who knew her used these words: fun loving, loyal, hardworking, passion for living, kind and generous.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dick; two children, Scott Berberian and his wife, Nancy Fox, of Tully, New York; daughter, Lisa and husband, Frank Fernandez, of Raleigh; and four grandchildren, Ryane and Trevor Berberian, of Tully, New York and Alex and Jason Fernandez, of Raleigh.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty office, 1001 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to Jean Berberian’s Memorial Fund on GoFundMe.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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