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Marguerite Berry


1923 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
MARGUERITE (MARGE) BERRY Marguerite (Marge) Berry, age 94, passed away on February 9, 2018 at Country Village in Chico surrounded by family. Marge was born on October 26, 1923 in Livermore to Gaetano DiMaggio and Mary Grillo. She graduated from Livermore High School in 1942 where she was captain of the tennis team. She was offered a position on a women's baseball league her senior year, but turned it down to pursue a career in nursing. She graduated from Providence College of Nursing in Oakland in 1945. She married David H. Berry in 1948, they were divorced in 1960, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She retired in 1989 after 42 years of nursing from Washington Hospital in Fremont where she was affectionately known as "Merry Berry." Marge loved her family, making candy, traveling and baseball. She was an avid reader, music lover, and a self-diagnosed "chocoholic." Marge also had a passion for volunteering and was always an engaged member of her community. She was preceded in death by both parents and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her five children: Michael (Judy) of Escondido, Anne Rice (Bob) of Paradise, Patrick (Sue) of Fairfield, Jean Westerbeck of Modesto, and Bill (Gemma) of Virginia Beach. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:30AM at St. Michael's Cemetery located at 3885 East Avenue in Livermore, CA 94550. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paradise Hospice (1289 Bille Road, Paradise, CA 95969) or the "Angel Fund" at Country Village (966 Kovak Court, Chico, CA 95973). Special thanks to the staff at Country Village who loved Marge into Heaven. To view obituary online and leave condolences for the family, please visit www.callaghanmortuary.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 15, 2018
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