Major Monica Kay Berry - age: 84
(February 13, 1932 to June 19, 2016
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A graveside service will take place at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11am with the Lt. Col. Dr. Herb Rader officiating. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on October 22, 2016 at 11am at the Salvation Army in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with the Lt. Col. Sharon Berry officiating. Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family requests that donations be made in Monica’s honor to the Salvation Army, 2 Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04074.
Major Monica Kay Berry, 84 was Promoted to Glory on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at Southern Maine HealthCare. She was born in East Fairfield, Vermont on February 13, 1932, the daughter of Meredith and Neva Ayers Marshia.
Monica graduated from the Salvation Army School for Officer’s training in 1951 in the Ambassador Session. She returned to school to become a Registered Nurse from St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. In her later years, she graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY with a BS in Hospital Administration.
Monica’s true calling came from the Salvation Army where she served for many years in New England and New York. In retirement, she was active with the Corp in Old Orchard Beach.
Monica loved hunting, fishing, and baking. She was an avid reader and especially liked to cheer on the Red Sox and the Mets. Her true love was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her daughter Marsha Lynne Pagan in 2009 and her parents.
Monica is survived by her husband of 56 years Elmer Berry of Old Orchard Beach, her daughter Dr. Cathy Jean Berry Lozoponi and her husband Nicholas of Syracuse, NY, a brother Stanley Marshia and his wife Audrey of Morrisville, VT, a sister Diane Gagne and her husband Aurele of Bullhead City, AZ, her 2 grandchildren Nicholas Joseph Lozoponi and Celeste Cathleen Pagan, as well as many nieces and nephews.