Edith M. Berry

Edith M. Berry (née Souther, born Sept. 24, 1925), age 93, passed away peacefully Aug. 11, 2019, at the Kanas Center in Westhampton Beach.

She was the eighth of nine children born to Eleanor A. (Taff) and Linton T. Souther in East Providence, R.I.

Edith was a sports enthusiast all her life, an avid Red Sox fan who played second base on a boys’ baseball team and on a women’s amateur 1945 championship softball team. She also enjoyed bowling and baking and was known throughout her life for giving away most all that she made.

Edith met Ronald Berry, her husband of 62 years, while working at the Trifari Company, a jewelry manufacturer. They settled in Hopedale, Mass., where Edith worked for 28 years in the cafeteria of the Memorial Elementary School. In 2014, she moved to East Marion where she continued her lifelong passion, that of a devoted caretaker and ever-loving mother.

Edith was predeceased by her husband, Ronald, and her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Glynis Berry, and her son-in-law, Hideaki Ariizumi, of Orient; and by 11 nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale St., Hopedale, MA 01747. Interment will follow at Hopedale Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders.

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