Center Ossipee, NH
John M. Berry, 74, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, NH
He was born October 21, 1946 in Wolfeboro, NH the son of the late Ernest and Phyllis (Merrow) Berry. John had lived most of his life in Center Ossipee, NH where he attended local schools.
John entered the US Marine Corps in February of 1966 and served as Lance Corporal during Vietnam.
Following his service to his country he worked as a mechanic at International Paper Company and later for his brother, Busky Berry. Prior to that, he worked for Clarke Mason at his gas station, Tulsa II in Center Ossipee, NH. He also drove a concrete truck for Person’s Concrete and delivered newspapers for Manchester Union Leader and Conway Daily Sun and delivered parts for NAPA in West Ossipee, NH.
John had a passion for fast cars, racing and “burning rubber”.
He leaves his sons John “Tunk” Berry of Center Ossipee, NH; Michael Morton, Sandwich, NH and a stepdaughter Rhonda Ryder, Center Ossipee, NH and his grandchildren Brandon, Jillian and Nicholas Berry and his three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Ernest “Busky” Berry Jr., Ctr. Ossipee NH; David Berry, Claremont, NH; Martha Eldridge, Ctr. Ossipee, NH; Duane Berry, Tamworth, NH; Barbara Perry, Ctr. Ossipee, NH; Joan Eldridge, Ctr. Ossipee, NH; Jackie Drew, Ctr. Ossipee, NH; and Patricia Keyser, Northfield, NH as well as many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his siblings Joyce Eldridge, Dwight Berry and Gordon Berry.
Calling hours will be Saturday November 14, 202 at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, NH from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A celebration of his life will be held at his brother Busky’s home following calling hours.
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