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Priscilla K. Bergamini, 88, active with many civic and political enterprises

Priscilla K. Bergamini
Priscilla K. Bergamini

Priscilla K. Bergamini, 88, joined the church triumphant Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born Nov. 16, 1929, the daughter of Preston C. King and Annie Moore King of Wilmington.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard H. Powell and Charles E. Bergamini.

She is survived by her brothers, Preston King and Charles King; as well as her children, the Rev. Richard H. Powell Jr. (Lynne); daughter, Mrs. Pamela P. Manatis (Lee); stepchildren, Ms. Susan A. Bergamini, Mr. Edward B. Bergamini (Gayle) and Mr. George A. Bergamini (Anne Marie); and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. She was active in the church as well as civic and political enterprises. She was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member for 60 years. She was a member of the board of directors of the YWCA, a volunteer at New Hanover Regional Hospital, St. John’s Museum of Art, Friends of UNCW, among others. She served on the Board of Elections, the Republican Women of North Carolina and as commissioner of the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission. She was an avid equestrian, a tennis player, and loved long, long bridge games. She traveled extensively with friends and family. But her most enthusiastic passion was her children, grandchildren and friends’ children.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Andrew’s Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.

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