Robert A. Berry

Mar 29, 2021
Robert Barry

Camden — Robert Allen Berry, 76, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Born in Camden March 6, 1945, he was the son of Robert T. Berry and Frances (Wheelock) Berry. He graduated from Camden High School in 1963. Growing up in town with his brothers and sister, Bob was active in local athletics, while also working as a caddie at Megunticook Golf Club. Following High School, he served in the Army where he attended helicopter mechanic school to help keep his assigned fleet in top operating condition. After serving his country, he attended Husson College and later married his wife, Alice Wood, Sept. 12, 1969.

Bob and Alice went on to build a home and raise their family in Lincolnville, where they lived for more than 40 years. Bob was very active in the lives of his children and grandson. He coached basketball, Little League and never missed any of his grandsons’ athletic events. Bob worked for many years at Bath Iron Works, while later owning and operating a successful business, Berry’s Plumbing and Heating with his son, Jonathan. In those days, he was often found at CamRock (McDucks) enjoying morning coffee and catching up with friends and relatives.

After retiring, he became a member at Goose River Golf Club where he shared many rounds of golf with his brothers, sister-in-law, and numerous friends throughout the community. He enjoyed time with the Rogers family at Lake Quantabacook, cheering on the local high school basketball teams (especially during the tournament), following NCAA March Madness, and watching the Red Sox. He and Alice enjoyed taking regular trips to visit their daughter, Jennifer, and play endless rounds of golf with their son-in-law, Gary, in Arizona and North Carolina. Bob enjoyed his recent days soaking up the warm sun, barbequing, and gathering with friends and neighbors on the Megunticook House patio.

Bob was a kind, caring man with the patience of a saint, who was adored by his family. He had a heart of gold, always willing to lend a hand or provide sage advice and guidance. Anyone who met him was all the better for doing so.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Alice Berry; his children, Jonathan Berry and partner, Michelle Pyle, of Lincolnville, daughter, Jennifer Romaine and husband, Gary, of Lake Lure, N.C., Eric Hoche and family, of Perry; sister, Arleigh (Byron) Huntley, of Camden, brother, Wayne (Marie) Berry, of Hope, brother, Charles “Chummy” (Brenda) Berry, of Camden, brother, Thomas Berry of North Billerica, Mass., sister-in-law, Jeanne (Rick) Osgood, of Lincolnville; grandson, Jacob Berry, of Charlotte, N.C.; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cherished friends. He was predeceased by both parents and his sister-in-law, Susan F. Berry.

A graveside service in June will be announced and held in the Seaview Cemetery in Rockport.

Bob was also a 46-year member of the Masons through the King David Lodge. If desired, memorial donations can be made in his honor to help support the Charitable Foundation of the Grand Lodge of Maine / Maine Veterans’ Support caring for Living Maine Veterans and their families with dignity and respect via: masoniccharitablefoundation.org/news/fundraiser-to-support-our-living-maine-veterans/ or PO Box 430, 1007 Main Rd, Holden, ME 04429. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

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