OBITUARY

Eugene R. Berry Sr.

November 23, 1919May 10, 2020

Eugene Richard Berry, Sr. was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on November 23, 1919 and passed away peacefully at his home in Monroe, Connecticut, on Sunday morning, May 10, 2020.

Gene served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain's Assistant and in the Medical Services unit domestically and in Europe. After the war, Gene returned to Mount Vernon, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Business at Fordham University in New York City. He was also a volunteer firefighter in the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

He was a faithful Catholic for the 100 years of his life, and died a holy death, with a rosary in one hand and a St. Benedict’s Cross in the other. He had received Holy Communion, Final Absolution and a Final Blessing a few hours before.

He married Madeline Anna Burchill on November 26, 1949. They were married for 69 years, until her death on May 1, 2019. They were blessed with six children, who survive them: Gerard, Grace, Clare, Eugene Jr., George, and Joseph. They are also mourned by four granddaughters: Christine, Bonnie, Brigid and Caitlin, and three great-grandchildren: Michael, Benjamin and Isabel Leonardo.

In addition to his wife Madeline, Gene was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Grace Byrne Berry, his sister Eleanor Berry Shelly, his brothers Gerard, Richard and Thomas Berry, and his grandson Gerard F. Berry Jr.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, his Requiem Mass on Saturday May 16th will be private. He will be buried in a family plot next to his beloved wife, in a family-only graveside service at East Lawn Cemetery in Aurora, Colorado, on May 20, 2020.

Services

  • Private Requiem Mass

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Mary Lewis

May 17, 2020

My condolences to all of the Berry family members. My memories of both Madeline and Eugene are with fondness. Both of your parents were exemplary Catholics, their charity and kindness outstanding trademarks of their lives. May they rest in a peace well earned.

Joel Schreiber

May 16, 2020

Joe,

My deepest sympathies to you at this time. I remember your dad as a very kind, gentle and welcoming man. I think you inherited those traits from him. I will pray for him and I wish you all the best.

(Fr) Gerard Hogan

May 15, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to all the Berry Family with the death of your beloved Dad, Eugene R. Berry Snr.
I recall the great charity of your Parents through the years.
May God reward then both for all their love of God and neighbor.
It was not by chance your good Dad was called away in the Month of May - Month of the Most Blessed Mother Mary.
Through your tears may you look up to the God of all consolation.
Rest in Peace Amen

Deba August

May 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. I knew of Gene through the stories shared by Jerry and Toni. He was so fortunate to live such a long life and be so loved by his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Jeannie Pachulski

May 15, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the entire family. Only knew Gene through Jerry and Toni. They spoke lovingly of him. He lived a devote life of faith in God and family. My he rest in eternal peace.
Jeannie & Ken

chris miras

May 15, 2020

So sorry to hear about your Dad. He and your mom were two wonderful people. May he rest in Peace. We will keep him in our prayers. God Bless you and your entire family.

Diane Bennett

May 15, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of Mr Berry's passing. My condolences to his family. Having been a friend of Joseph, I know the dedication exhibited to both Mr. And Mrs. Berry from their children. The loving dedication over the years of quality care is a gift a parent can only dream of. May they Rest on Peace together. ❤❤

Donald Fantz

May 15, 2020

We are thankful to have known Gene for many years and are grateful for his kindnesses to us and our family. May God give him eternal rest and consolation to his family.
Don and Madonna Fantz

Dan Sacco

May 15, 2020

It was my honor to get to know Gene at the VFW. What a true gentlemen, hero and example. We are lucky that our nation has such men and when we have the chance to know them we are blessed. May God greet him with the warmth we all believe he will and may his place in heaven be as special as he was.
Dan Sacco

Philip Sikora

May 15, 2020

I consider myself blessed to have met Mr. Berry was honored to have him make the effort to visit my house in his later years. His continual optimism and peaceful countenance remain an inspiration. Better care he could not have received from his devoted son, Joe. Peace be with you.

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