Everett D. Berry, 74, of downtown Red Village in Lyndon, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon November 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 26, 1939 in Lyndon, the son of Maurice and Shirley (Lynaugh) Berry. Following his schooling, Everett served his country in the US Army. On February 23, 1958, he married Patricia "Pat" Mayer. They moved from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to Lyndon in 1966.
Everett worked at VT Tap & Die Co. in Lyndonville and Goss Tire Co. in St. Johnsbury before starting his own business, Berry Tire, in Lyndon, in 1975. Besides his family, his work and customers were his life. He worked hard with much help from Lloyd Morse, John Berry, Dick Berry, Justin Berry, Dave Berry, and many other great employees that made Berry Tire a great success.
He loved to go to camp with Pat for the weekends. He also enjoyed mowing his backyard golf course and everyone else's lawn. He was an avid Red Sox and Green Bay Packers fan. Everett and Pat made several trips around the country, to Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and Dollywood, with their bowling buddies: Carroll and Marcia, Bernie and Evelyn, John and Freda, Tom and Angel, Claire and Dick, Margie, Martha, and Sue.
Survivors include his four children, Corinne and Dave Chamberlin; Janine Silvey; Darlene and Mark Johnson; and Eric and Meridith Berry; nine grandchildren, Stephen Gogan and wife, Melanie; Chad Cole; Michael Silvey and wife, Cassie; Brandy Cole; Ben and Ian Sackett; Jade Berry; Carter Duncan; and Camden Berry; three great-grandchildren, Layla Sackett; Cason and Gemma Silvey; a sister, Ladoska "Sis" and husband Orville "Bud" Currence; a sister-in-law, Betty and husband Butch Van Echaute; a brother in-law, Joseph Mayer; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of forty-four years, Pat in 2002; a son-in-law, John Sackett also in 2002; two brothers, Edwin and Richard Berry; and two sisters-in-law, Ida Berry and Judy Mayer.
Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Lyndon Center Cemetery.
A gathering of friends and family will be held following the service at the Lyndonville VFW Post 10038 located on Hill Street, from 3-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in Everett's memory may be directed to either, H.O.P.E., Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851; the Pat Berry Field Hockey Scholarship, c/o Lyndon Institute; or the John Sackett Memorial Fund, c/o Lyndon Institute, P. O. Box 127, Lyndon Center, VT 05850.
Private on-line condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com. Arrangements are by Guibord Funeral Home, of Lyndonville.