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The Fortin Group

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OBITUARY

Cornelia "Connie" A. Berry

October 27, 1941June 2, 2019
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MINOT: Cornelia "Connie" A. Berry, 77, of Minot passed away at her home on Sunday June 2, 2019 with her husband at her side. She was born in Lewiston on October 27, 1941 a daughter of the late Archie and Ellen (Bradstreet) Rousseau. She grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School. She first met the love of her life and soul mate, Roland "Ronnie" Berry, at Webster School in Auburn and they eventually married on September 17, 1960. They were married for almost 59 years. During that time Connie was dedicated to raising their three children and tending to the needs of her home and her family. She also worked for the Welcome Wagon, CMMC and Raytheon. Connie and Ronnie also took in two boys, Jeff and Greg Hall, after their mother had died and raised them as their own. She will always be remembered for her love of the ocean and spending time at camp on the ocean at Bailey Island. She was also very fond of gardening, jet skiing, boating, dining out and spending quality time with her family. She will be deeply missed by many.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Roland "Ronnie" Berry of Minot; her children, Debora A. Berry of Turner and Scott A. Berry of Hebron. She also leaves behind her two granddaughters, Lindsey Mae Bryant and Calyssa Ann Berry, her two great-grandsons, Chase J. Wade and Levi Roland Berry as well as her sister Lynda Sullivan and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Roland R. Berry, Jr. and her son-in-law, Timothy “Mr. Perfect” H. Nason.

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 12-1:30pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00pm at the West Auburn Congregational Church 811 West Auburn Rd., Auburn.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Connie's memory to either the West Auburn Congregational Church, PO Box 3126 Auburn, ME 04212-3126 or the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Connie's family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Connie is survived by her loving husband, Roland "Ronnie" Berry of Minot; her children, Debora A. Berry of Turner and Scott A. Berry of Hebron. She also leaves behind her two granddaughters, Lindsey Mae Bryant and Calyssa Ann Berry, her two great-grandsons, Chase J. Wade and Levi Roland Berry as well as her sister Lynda Sullivan and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Roland R. Berry, Jr. and her son-in-law, Timothy “Mr. Perfect” H. Nason.
  • DONATIONS

  • West Auburn Congregational Church, PO Box 3126 Auburn, ME 04212-3126 or the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 8, 2019

Memories

Cornelia "Connie" A. Berry

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Michael Wakefield

June 25, 2019

Cornelia, you will be missed and I loved teasing you about your real name, Cornelia, instead of Connie like everyone else did. I truly enjoyed your grasshopper pie, nobody could make grasshopper pie as you did. I will miss you forever 😘💔😢. Mike

Tim Nason

June 23, 2019

Connie, (a.ka. mother-in-law.) I loved you and we shared alot of good times together making memories that would last a lifetime. You took me in as your own son and I always loved that about you. Heaven gain some amazing souls this year. I always loved snowmobiling with you, jetsking with you and ronnie, love the fun we had at your camp and our camp in waldoboro. When God sent us that lobster crate floating along with 13 lobsters in it, I could see your eyes light up even thought you had lobsters the day before. I never seen a lady who loved lobster as you did. You never missed a lobster feast and it pleased me to surprise you with a lobster feast everytime you showed up to camp. I will love 💗💘💝💞 you in heaven as I loved ❤💋❤💋on earth. I have a million hugs waiting for you. Love, your "whatever son-in-law or Mr. Perfect", Tim Nason. You are forever in my heart.

Roland Robert Berry JR.

June 23, 2019

Mom, I love you and I am waiting to see you in heaven with my arms wide open and a million kisses for you as its been a long time but I have been watching over the whole amily as the guidance angel for years. Love you lots and lots of love, Little Ron :)😍😙😘😚💓💕💖💗💘💝💞💋❤💋❤💋

Chase Wade and Levi Roland Berry

June 23, 2019

Great Grammie Connie, you were the best! We miss you so much. We had so much fun at your house, swimming in the pool, playing games, and picking on papa ronnie. We will always remember you would hide candy everyplace for us to find and our chocolate easter bunny was found in the old wood stove in the kitchen this year. You never forgot us and we will never forget you. We loved driving you around on the golf cart, we never got in trouble for going fast and instead you would only comment was"I know where your lead foot from". Grammie , you were amazing - the only grammie I know who would take me seadooing at the age of 75 years old. I loved waking up at camp with you and eating cold losbter for breakfast. LOVE YOU ALWAYS...CHASE WADE AND LEVI ROLAND BERRY! Give little Ron and uncle Tim Nason a big hug and kiss for us.

Scott Berry

June 23, 2019

Mom, a.k.a. grammie.....Calysa and I will always miss you. Our hearts were broken the day you left us to to be with the Lord, little Ron and Tim Nason. Calyssa and I are praying for you daily. Love, Scott and Calyssa Berry

Roland Berry

June 22, 2019

To my amazing wife and mother of our beautiful three children. Not a day go by that I am still suffer pain with the loss over you. Everyday I think about you and share a cry with god for you leaving so soon. We were married for 58.9 years and courted for 5 years before that, the best 64 years of my life. We raised 3 beautiful children, Little Ron, Debbie, Scott and one amazing son-in-law, Tim Nason. We were also blessed with 2 beautiful granddaughters Lindsey Bryant and Calyssa Berry. In addition, we were blessed with two great grandson Chase Jordan Wade and Levi Roland Berry. We had several amazing years together. You were my soulmate, love ❤️ of my life, and my best friend. You will be forever in my heart n I will always love you. I will always miss you, Ronnie 💋❤️💋😢💔❤️💋❤️

Debora Berry

June 20, 2019

Mom, Heaven gained two amazing people this year. First the love of my life, Tim Nason, on 1/4/2019 and the my best friend, my mom, on 6/2/19. Your service was bitter sweet as it was a tribute to little Ron as it was the anniversary date of his passing on 6/8/1978. I love you all (Mom, Ron, n Tim) and my heart is forever broken 💔. I will never forget the beautiful day before your passing, we went out to eat for all you can lobster (your favorite food)then travel to my camp on the coast (the coast where you loved it the most)...what a beautiful day! We (Dad, Scott, Lindsey, Calyssa, Chase, Levi and I) should always 💞 in Heaven as we loved you on earth. My heart aches for you, Love Debbie

Rene champagne

June 7, 2019

Connie you were like a mother to me and you just simply spoiled me with your hot pepper jam ! R.I.P

Michael & Stephanie Saylor

June 6, 2019

Connie and Ronnie were like parents to us during a challenging part of our lives. We rented a house of theirs in Minot when we were stationed at NAS Brunswick in the late 90s. Our children were very young, almost babies and deployments were very difficult but made a little easier by these two fine people. Connie would come over and “steal” our kids for a trip to Auburn for an ice cream. She was so good to us. We miss you Connie!

Nancy McKenney

June 5, 2019

Friend, you will be missed. The 60th wont be the same without you. Rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to Ronnie and Family.

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Biography

MINOT: Cornelia "Connie" A. Berry, 77, of Minot passed away at her home on Sunday June 2, 2019 with her husband at her side. She was born in Lewiston on October 27, 1941 a daughter of the late Archie and Ellen (Bradstreet) Rousseau. She grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools there. She was a graduate of Edward Little High School. She first met the love of her life and soul mate, Roland "Ronnie" Berry, at Webster School in Auburn and they eventually married on September 17, 1960. They were married for almost 59 years. During that time Connie was dedicated to raising their three children and tending to the needs of her home and her family. She also worked for the Welcome Wagon, CMMC and Raytheon. Connie and Ronnie also took in two boys, Jeff and Greg Hall, after their mother had died and raised them as their own. She will always be remembered for her love of the ocean and spending time at camp on the ocean at Bailey Island. She was also very fond of gardening, jet skiing, boating, dining out and spending quality time with her family. She will be deeply missed by many.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Roland "Ronnie" Berry of Minot; her children, Debora A. Berry of Turner and Scott A. Berry of Hebron. She also leaves behind her two granddaughters, Lindsey Mae Bryant and Calyssa Ann Berry, her two great-grandsons, Chase J. Wade and Levi Roland Berry as well as her sister Lynda Sullivan and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Roland R. Berry, Jr. and her son-in-law, Timothy “Mr. Perfect” H. Nason.

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 12-1:30pm followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00pm at the West Auburn Congregational Church 811 West Auburn Rd., Auburn.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Connie's memory to either the West Auburn Congregational Church, PO Box 3126 Auburn, ME 04212-3126 or the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St. Lewiston, ME 04240.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared with Connie's family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.