George R. Berry, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at The Willows at Whitney Place in Medway, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Dillon, South Carolina on January 8, 1952, he was the son of the late Colin Berry and Ethel (Wallace) Cronk. He spent his early years in Dillon before his family settled in Boonton, New Jersey, where George graduated from Boonton High School with the Class of 1970. George continued his education at Hiram Scott College and later took courses at Morris County College in New Jersey. In 1971, George started his career as a copy machine technician in Parsippany, New Jersey.
George married his beloved wife, Carolyn A. Galluzzi, on October 2, 1971, and together they made their home in Boonton. In the mid-1970s, they moved across the country to make their home just outside of Seattle, Washington. In 1977, he and Carolyn returned east, making their home in Walpole, Massachusetts. In 1980, George did some free-lance consulting work for various companies, including Arbella Insurance who offered him a full-time position with the company in 1987, working as a mainframe programmer. He furthered his education at Northeastern and Boston University, getting certificates from each in 1990. George continued his career with Arbella for twenty-eight years, before his retirement in 2015.
Throughout his life, George enjoyed staying active. He was an avid runner and ran many races. He enjoyed vacationing in Cape Cod with his family where they would spend time swimming and riding bikes together. He coached Little League baseball, basketball and soccer. Back at home, George could be found woodworking, building cabinets and furniture or out in the driveway working on his car, usually with the tunes cranked. Most of all, George was devoted to his family. He cherished his grandchildren, always playing with them at their level, whether running around the yard or letting them climb all over him.
Beloved husband of Carolyn A. (Galluzzi) Berry.
Loving father of Steven T. Berry and his wife, Tina, of Tewksbury, Melissa R. Cavanaugh-Meau and her husband, Jeffrey, of Falmouth, Matthew D. Berry and his significant other, Angela Ferrigno, of Southbury, Connecticut, Kristen M. Peluso and her husband, James, of South Walpole, and Kevin R. Berry and his wife, Kimberly, of East Bridgewater.
Father-in-law of the late Ryan Cavanaugh.
Cherished grandfather of Madelyn Berry, Mia Berry, Ryan Cavanaugh Jr., William Berry, Nathan Berry, Sam Berry, Cassie Berry, Charlotte Berry, Caterina Medeiros, Jeffrey Meau III, James Peluso III, Colin Meau, Jonathan Peluso, Liliana Berry, Juliana Peluso, and the late Aubrey Meau.
Brother of Leon "Eddie" Berry of Florida, Rick Berry and his wife, Kathy, of Pennsylvania, Kenny Fell of Florida, the late Robert Berry, the late Marie Hudson, the late Swift Berry, and the late Sharlene Berry.
Brother-in-law of Paul Galluzzi of Tennessee, Jane DiGiosaffatte of New Jersey, Philip Galluzzi and his wife, Beth, of Florida, Anne Galluzzi of New Jersey, and Joseph Galluzzi and his wife, Joanne, of South Carolina.
Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend George's Life Celebration on Monday, December 12, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place privately in Saint Francis Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in George's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452 or at https://www.alz.org/