Francies H. Berry

GRANITEVILLE - Francis H. "Frank" Berry, 77, of Graniteville, passed away at home with his family, after a short battle with Merkel cell cancer.

Frank was born April 29, 1936, in Worcester, Vt., and was the son of Victor Berry and Helen Forbes. Frank completed 12 years of school before joining the Navy in 1956. He served in the Navy from 1956 to 1966 as a diesel mechanic and continued his love of cars after leaving the Navy as a vehicle mechanic and became a master mechanic in his field. He married the love of his life, Brenda, in 1960 after a brief courtship and was married for 54 years. Frank's loves included fishing, eagles, drag racing, surfing the web and traveling.

Frank leaves behind his wife, Brenda Berry; daughter, Cindy Herring and husband Scott, of Williamstown; sons, Ronald Berry and wife Libby, of Bristol, Daniel Berry and wife Lisa, of New Haven, Jeffrey Berry and wife Melissa, of Barre; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Kenneth Berry.

The family wanted to express a special thank-you to Dana and Amanda of Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice for the great care and support they have provided to our family.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 10, 320 Main St. in Barre.

Published in Times Argus on Mar. 17, 2014