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Eileen Lucille Berry


1919 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Eileen Lucille Berry Obituary
Eileen Berry died in her home in Inverness, Florida, Aug. 9, 2015, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was 96 years old.
Eileen Lucille Didier was born May 23, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. Her family relocated to South Florida when Eileen was 13 years old. She graduated from Miami Senior High School and married Leon Edward Berry Oct. 2, 1942. Together they raised 12 children in Miami in the Allapattah area and were active members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. After Leon's retirement from Pan American Airways of 40 years, they both relocated to Inverness where they shared the rest of their years embracing the love of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eileen and Leon were married for 52 years.
Eileen Berry was a loving, giving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked selflessly throughout her life celebrating family and volunteering in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Pregnancy and Family Life Center, Inverness.
Eileen Berry is survived by her brother, Donald Didier; and sisters, Leota Didier Asmus and June Didier Sullivan; along with eleven children, Michael Berry, Patricia Dervishi, Linda (Ronald) Hume, Diane (Marc) Stead, David Berry, Mark (Carol) Berry, Douglas (Vera) Berry, Lisa (David) Dohmen, Jeanne Alves, Christine (Michael) Stanley and Janet Ferguson (Ted Kholas); 42 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Berry; her brother, Philip Didier; and her son, Donald Berry.
A funeral Mass will be held for Eileen Berry at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pregnancy and Family Life Center, Inverness. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto in charge of arrangements.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 11, 2015
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