In Memoriam : John Berry

John Berry John Philip Berry - age: 69
(July 07, 1947 to May 21, 2017 )
Resident of East Waterboro, Maine

Visitation Information:
Family and friends are invited to calling hours from 11am-1pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road,(Bar Mills) Buxton.  A service will be held at 1pm officiated by the Reverend  Merle Steva followed by a procession to the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, where he will be laid to rest with US Army military honors.

Proving service to our Veterans with Honor

Obituary:
East Waterboro -  John Philip Berry, Sr., 69 passed away at his home on May 21, 2017 from complications after heart surgery.  John was born in Portland July 7, 1947, the son of George and Eva Mains Berry.  He graduated from Portland High School and attended University of Southern Maine.  John enlisted in the Army and served in the Vietnam War.  John was involved in the AmVets and the American Legion, but most importantly was a huge advocate for Veterans and their benefits.  He helped everyone he could and touched the lives of many with his big heart.  He was instrumental in Make-A-Wish projects, contributing his talents to grant wishes.
John was an over the road trucker for Parker Fogg, Dickie Stewart, Danny Haskell, Merrill and White Brothers.  He was a “Mr. Fix-It”; he could fix or build just about anything.  He built his home, re-built engines, and loved working on his 1929 truck.  He also enjoyed blacksmithing: horseshoes, rod iron railings and cages for his beautiful birds.  He loved his pet dogs, cats, bird and the deer who came to feed.  He liked to country line dance to the tunes of Hank Williams and he especially liked to watch westerns and MASH.  Family was of the utmost importance, family gatherings and cooking were his treasured moments. He loved Christmas celebrating with a 20 foot decorated tree. He lived by the motto “Always Two of Everything!” evident in his welding shop.
He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Barbara Wright.
John is survived by his wife Beverly Evans Berry of East Waterboro, his daughter Dorna Lee Lufkin of Standish, a son John Philip Berry, Jr. of Portland, stepdaughter Karen Robinson of Porter, stepsons Jason Robinson and Darrell Robinson both of Dayton, a brother George Berry, Jr. of Westbrook, 3 sisters, Brenda Bailey of Wiscasset, Deborah Thomas of Freeport, and Elsie Stinson of Wiscasset, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours from 11am-1pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton.  A service will be held at 1pm officiated by the Reverend  Merle Steva_followed by a procession to the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, where he will be laid to rest with  US Army military honors.
Proving service to our Veterans with Honor








Claudette Couture - May 24, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Beverly and family, I am so sorry for your loss.



    
 





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