Polly Currier Berry

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Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service
27-33 Bedford Street
Concord, MA

Polly Currier Berry died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, with her daughter Carolyn at her side. Polly was 91. Since 2015, Polly had been a resident at Concord Park, an assisted living community in Concord, Mass.

Polly Noble Currier was born on Aug. 5, 1928, in Lancaster, N.H., in the house built by her maternal grandfather, Dr. Emmons Stockwell. She was the third daughter and fourth child of Earle Dan Currier and Lucy Katherine Stockwell. She was the last member of her familial generation, having been predeceased by her mother in 1953, her father in 1966, her brother David Page Currier in 1971, Lucy Tripp Currier Holden in 2008, and Sally Greenleaf Currier King in 2008.

At the time of her death, Polly was the oldest descendant of the settlers of Lancaster, N.H., Ruth Page and Emmons Stockwell.

In 1946, Polly graduated at the top of her high school class from Lancaster Academy; she graduated from Katherine Gibbs School in Boston in 1948 and worked as an executive secretary in many industries. In 1955, Polly married Lincoln Berry and became a mother to his son, Stephen.

The couple lived in Lancaster where their daughter, Carolyn Page Berry, was born in 1960. In 1968, they moved to Conway, N.H., where they built a house. In 1988, they retired to Brookfield, N.H., where they were living at the time of Link's death in 2000. Polly remained there until moving to Massachusetts in 2015 to be closer to her daughter.

Polly will be remembered as a smart, funny, kind and multi-talented woman. Music was a constant in her life. She played the flute, piano and organ and sang in numerous choruses. She was an avid needle artist, specializing in crewel embroidery, knitting, sewing and quilting. She painted landscapes, traveled, collected antiques and read biographies. Polly loved card games and word games, particularly crossword puzzles. She shared this passion with her son-in-law, Barry Copp, and even helped her daughter complete two puzzles two nights before she died.

Polly is survived by her daughter Carolyn Berry Copp of Carlisle, Mass., son-in-law Barry, their daughter Charlotte Page Copp and Barry's children Jonathan Evans and Sydney Copp. She is also survived by her son Stephen Lincoln Berry and daughter-in-law Cynthia Towle of Brookfield, N.H.; grandson Nicholas Berry (his wife Alisha and great grandchildren Olivia and Annabelle) of Danville, Calif.; grandson Joshua Berry (his wife Amanda) of San Jose, Calif.; and granddaughter Joanne DeSouza of Orange, Calif.

She was well-loved and will be missed by many friends from many generations.

SERVICES: A graveside service at Summer Street Cemetery is being planned for the summer of 2020.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of her devotion to the history of the town of Lancaster, NH, gifts in her memory may be made to the Lancaster Historical Society, 226 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord, MA. To share a remembrance in her online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 16, 2020
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