Henry T. Berry

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Henry T. Berry, of Milton, formerly of Mattapan and Roxbury passed away on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at the age of 88. Husband of the late Viola A. (Harriman) Berry. Father of Frances (Berry) Marcel and her husband James of Rockland, Margaret A. Berry of California, Thomas A. Berry and his partner Karen A. Visser and her son Eric Visser of Pembroke,  James R. Berry of Fort Point Channel/Seaport District , Elizabeth (Berry) Nolan and her husband Christopher of Milton, and Jane (Berry) Busconi and her husband Christopher of Milton. Grandfather of 14 grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Hart of Rockland, Ian and Sarah Marcel of Rockland, Stephen, Mackenzie, and Matthew Berry of Pembroke, Emily, Evan, Patrick, and Christopher Nolan of Milton, Caitlin, Timothy, and Lilly Busconi of Milton. Uncle of Paul Maguire of Bridgewater, Regina Maguire of Milton, and Barbara Barrett of Milton. Brother of the late Barbara (Berry) Maguire of Milton, and son of the late Thomas and Henrietta Berry of Roxbury.

He served in the United States Navy in World War II on a mine sweeping vessel the U.S.S. Acushnet. Graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy with a B.A. and Graduate of the Harvard Extension Graduate School with a M.A. in History. Lifetime member of the YMCA on Huntington Avenue in Boston. Member of the John McKeon Veterans Post in Dorchester. Member of the Plymouth Yacht Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Active Parishioner of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Milton, Mass. Mr. Berry was the founder, owner, and CEO of the H.T. Berry Company in Canton, Massachusetts formerly located in the South End section of Boston and the Dorchester section of Boston. The H.T. Berry Company just celebrated the company’s 50th Anniversary in the Fall of 2014. Mr. Berry was an avid sailor, runner, and world traveler. He ran the Boston Marathon and has traveled to places such as China, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Ireland, England, South Africa, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, and of course Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The family is grateful for the loving prayers and thoughts of many of the H.T. Berry Company’s current and past co-workers and from his great network of friends.

Visiting hours Friday May 1, 4pm-8pm at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Ma 02186. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Adams Street at Brook Road, Milton, Saturday May 2nd at 9:00 am. Interment to follow at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Henry T. Berry to support gastrointestinal research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Please make checks out to The Jimmy Fund/H.T. Berry Open and mail to the Jimmy Fund Golf Program, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.