OBITUARY

Elizabeth Ann Berry-Small

June 21, 1960April 11, 2018

LEWISTON - Elizabeth Ann Berry-Small, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Lewiston. She was born on June 21, 1960, the daughter of the late Leon C. and Mary E. (Hawley) Berry.

Liz graduated from Maranacook High School in Readfield, ME in 1978. She went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono and received her degree in Horticulture, graduating in 1980. On August 29, 1998, she married the love of her life, Michael T. Small, and together they shared a loving marriage of over 20 years. Liz enjoyed gardening, collecting hosta, working with flowers, being outdoors, "do-it-yourself projects", and there was always a special place in her heart for her grandboys. She was a member of the American Iris Society. Liz was in the floral industry for 35 years, owning and operating Roak the Florist of Auburn and Lewiston. Liz was a friend of Bill W.

Liz is survived by her husband; her daughter, Michelle L. Billings and husband Gregory of Auburn; her son, Curtis M. Small and wife Casandra of Lewiston; her sister, Marcia Berry of Trevose, PA; her two brothers, Benjamin Berry and wife Michelle of Wayne, and Joseph Berry of Lewiston; her five grandchildren, Alexander, Logan, Myles, Hunter and Kolton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her best friend Alison.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Liz's online guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

A graveside committal will be held at a later date in the summer to be determined at the Gordon Cemetery in Wayne. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.

  • FAMILY

  • Liz is survived by her husband; her daughter, Michelle L. Billings and husband Gregory of Auburn; her son, Curtis M. Small and wife Casandra of Lewiston; her sister, Marcia Berry of Trevose, PA; her two brothers, Benjamin Berry and wife Michelle of Wayne, and Joseph Berry of Lewiston; her five grandchildren, Alexander, Logan, Myles, Hunter and Kolton; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her best friend Alison.

Services

  • Graveside Service
REMEMBERING

Elizabeth Ann Berry-Small

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suzette morin

April 17, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Small family, you are all in my prayers at this most difficult time. May you find comfort and happiness.

Diana Craig

April 17, 2018

My sincere condolences to Michael Small and his family.

Elizabeth was one hard working women. She was a excellent Manager, Boss & Friend. From 1990 - 2000 she taught me the Floral Industry!

Liz you will be sadly missed.

Kris Johnson West

April 16, 2018

Liz and I were childhood friends and though I hadn’t seen Liz for many years I have thought of her often. We spent many recesses at Wayne elementary playing thether ball and I must say she was pretty good. Our desks were often times next to one another due to the placement being alphabetical which provided the opportunity for many whispered chats. Liz had the sweetest smile that lit up the room. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

Maurice H Fontaine

April 13, 2018

It's hard to find comforting words, please know you are very much in my thoughts and praying that you may all get through the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Moe

Christine (Holbrook) Corriveau

April 12, 2018

Mike, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will never forget the fun times we had when we were on our moose hunt up to Dick's camp. Please take solace in knowing that Liz is at Peace and flying high with the Angels. Christine & Marc Corriveau

Jan Kippax

April 12, 2018

Mike all we can say is we are so sorry! You and Liz did the flowers for Janet's and my wedding five years ago poolside and made everything so pretty. We have known you and Liz a long time and this must be a huge hit for your family. Please know that both of us are thinking of you. Our deepest condolences! Dr. Jan and Janet Kippax

FROM THE FAMILY