William P. Berry, 72

STURBRIDGE — William P. Berry, 72, of Park Circle, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, in his home after an illness.

He leaves his wife of 26 years, Mary M. (Carmel) Berry; his son, David Berry and his wife Nicky of Charlton; his daughter, Tricia Ferris and her husband Tom of Huntsville, Ala.; his brother, Donald Berry and his wife Donna of Houston, Tex.; his sister, Doris Sosik of Sturbridge; 6 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Leah Gaboury, and his brother, Richard Berry.   Bill was born in Sturbridge the son of the late Chester and Leona (Brunell) Berry.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Bill, a self-employed contractor, owned and operated Bill’s Custom Carpentry for many years.  He enjoyed cooking and previously owned and operated two restaurants, first Peppermills Restaurant in Charlton and later with his wife, Mary’s Cakery in Southbridge.

A graveside service for Bill will be held on Monday, October 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Arnold Rd., Sturbridge.  There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, is directing arrangements.


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