Kenneth E. Berry

July 19, 2017
BERRY, KEN (obit & cards)

Kenneth Edward Berry, 74, of Merrimack, NH, husband of Janice E. (Nutting) Berry, passed away at his home, Wednesday evening, July 19, 2017 in the company of his caring and loving family, after a period of declining health.
A resident of Merrimack for many years, he was born in Bath, Maine on December 22, 1942, son of the late Edward Merle and Marguerite (Parsons) Berry.
Ken was a high school graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1961. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force in the 1960s.
Ken was the founder and owner of Builders Insulation Company, Inc. and operated it for many years. He was also a member of Home Builders Association and many other social clubs.
In his leisure time, Ken enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid sportsman, who traveled on many hunting trips throughout the world. Ken will always be remembered for his favorite saying ‘See you in the spring. Keep your powder dry!’
Members of his family include his wife Janice, whom he married May 10, 1969; his children and their spouses, Jennifer and Richard Ostrom of Merrimack, Andrew Berry and Kathleen Foley; his grandchildren, Griffin Ostrom, Preston Ostrom and Lucas Edward Berry; his sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite B. and Kenneth M. Tyler of Palm Bay, FL; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH on Wednesday, July 26th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua, Thursday morning, July 27th at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research www.mich in his honor. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

9 Comments on Kenneth E. Berry

Jim Millie Tupper said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 2:01 PM

i will miss our days together going different places. every one should have in there life a friend like you have been to me. we will meet again this i am sure. until then have a great time in heaven .

Jean Lavallee said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 12:03 PM

He was a good friend. I was fortunate to have visited with him earlier in the day he passed. Hope he knew I was there.

M Hermance said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

My Condolences to his daughter Paula and grandchildren Abby and Kyle

Laurie "the gum girl" Collishaw said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2017 at 9:32 PM

Big Ken. I will forever always remember you at the Hudson Women's Softball games. I was so very fortunate to be on Jenny Berry's team at one point. You were always a great fan and a father to be jealous of. I am so very thankful to have been in your company. You leave behind a beautiful family. See you on the other side.

Jill Williamson said : Guest Report Jul 24, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Big Ken, I looked up to you as a 2nd Dad when I was little. I remember your great sense of humor and all the laughs my family had with yours! I will always cherish the snowmobiling memories in the White Mountains with Ken, Jenny, Andy, my Dad and my sisters and the parties-family get togethers. I smile looking back and will always have a place in my heart for the Berry Family! We love you all and send you our thoughts and prayers! With Warm Regards, Jill Williamson and Family

Mark and Heather Lambert said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Our condolences

Alison Famisan-Levasseur & Nick Levasseur said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Janice & family, My heart was heavy with sadness as soon as I heard about Ken's passing. Our family was so fortunate to have the Berry clan as neighbors for so long! I'll always remember Ken as being "intimidating" or at first pass "authoritative" with the mere raising of his eyebrow. Then he'd cracked that huge smile. His wonderful laugh was akin to what, as a kid, I imagined Santa sounded like. The trophies of his travels and safaris are truly representative of his love of adventure. He will surely be missed, but more importantly remembered lovingly.

Steve Hopkins said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Our condolances. Steve and Linda Hopkins

Dave Chisholm said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Janice and family, I owe my life of happiness to Ken.When I wasn't sure of where my life would take me next ,Ken hired me to work for Builders Insulation and my hand is still sore from our handshake. Now retired after twenty years,I will be forever greatful for that opportunity and the friendship that came from it.I will never forget his handshake and his laughter. My sincere condolences to you and your wonderful family

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