Florida – Paul F. Berry, age 84, died peacefully on April 6 in Florida. He had been living in the Fleet Landing retirement community in Atlantic Beach, Florida for the past several years. Previously he lived in Manchester, NH, Marion, Ma and on Florida’s Amelia Island.
Paul was the son of the late George and Stella (Nicgorski) Berry. He is survived by his brother George Berry of the Salem Willows, his sister-in-law Joan Berry of Peabody and his nine nieces and nephews and their extended families. He was predeceased by his brother Edward “Gus” Berry.
Born and raised in Salem, he was a graduate of Salem High School and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He spent time on the seas in the commercial shipping business. He also captained ferry boats between Cape Cod and the Islands. Later he joined Sylvania Lighting and ended his career working out of the Danvers headquarters.
An excellent cook, he enjoyed preparing gourmet meals for family and friends. He attended Johnson & Wales University to further improve his culinary skills. A sports enthusiast, he delighted in the winning ways of the professional Boston teams . He took special pleasure in pointing out their successes to his Florida friends who had moved there from New York.
Paul always spoke fondly of his large community of friends in the Fleet Landing community and beyond. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Fleet Landing and the Baptist Medical Center Beaches. The family would also like to thank Paul’s close friend Janet for her care, dedication and great help to our family during this time.

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