"Patricia Wolcott Berger age 93 of Concord, Massachusetts passed away at her home on Thursday, December 1, 2022, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Raoul Berger who died in 2000.
"Patricia Wolcott was born in Lowell, Massachusetts a daughter to the late John Gilmore Wolcott and Priscilla Clapp Wolcott Barker. Patty graduated from Concord Academy, Wheelock College, and Columbia School of Education. She taught elementary school,
worked as an editor for Houghton Mifflin and continued her love of children by writing a series of children’s books. Her 10-word book series became an early learning addition to many classrooms.
"Patty had six younger cousins who became her extended family. Her many enduring friendships included Gordon Lentell who reconnected with her for a joyful later life. Patty loved to travel and spent many vacations seeing different parts of the world.
She will be remembered for her joy of life, her contagious laugh and the care and concern she shared with everyone.
"A family celebration of life to remember Patty will be held on a later date..."
What I posted in 2019:
"I wrote the first `Read-by-Myself' books (Addison-Wesley), because as
a teacher, I felt most of the published easy-to-read books had too
many words for children at the very beginning of their reading lives,
and that a means of exciting the interest of these children was
essential. My other writing for children, including The Reef of Coral
mentioned above, is of a different style. There, I attempt to write a
story book with lyrical overtones."