Lawrence E. Berry of Ashland, New Hampshire, passed on July 7th at 91 years of age. He was born on November 16th, 1922, the oldest child of Purvis S. Berry and Irene M. Lafoe.
He entered the Army Air Corps on November 2, 1943, serving in the 447th Bomb Group, 708th Squadron in Rattlesdon, England. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. Lawrence went to work for the L.W. Packard Woolen Mill after returning home and retired after working there for 55 years.
An active member in the town of Ashland, he regularly attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He was a life member of the Dupuis Cross Post 15 American Legion, as well as former Post Commander. Lawrence was also the Chef Degare of the Forty and Eight in Laconia in 1960, later becoming a life member.
Lawrence married his wife of 67 years, Aura Berry, in April of 1947. Lawrence is survived by their 5 children: Robert and his wife Carole, Lawrence D. Berry and his wife Elaine, Richard Berry and his wife Sue, Jill Lyford and her husband John, and Janet Berry. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He joins his parents who predeceased him and his brother Donald Berry who was killed during World War II.
Calling hours will be from 6pm – 8pm on Thursday, July 10th at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue in Ashland. Services will be Friday, July 11th at 11am at the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pemi Baker Home Health or Dupuis Cross Post 15, Ashland, New Hampshire. Dupuis Funeral Home Ashland is handling arrangements for more info go to dupuisfuneralhome.com