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June 19, 2012

Sen. Berry recovering from pneumonia

Senate Majority Leader Frederick Berry has been hospitalized with a bout of pneumonia, but he is on the mend, according to his office.

“Sen. Berry ... is expected to make a full recovery in the coming weeks,” Colleen McGlynn, Berry’s chief of staff, said in a short email yesterday morning.

Berry’s office would not elaborate on the seriousness of the illness, when Berry entered the hospital or when he is expected to go home.

Berry’s wife could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Berry, 62, a Peabody Democrat, has served in the state Senate for 30 years. He announced in December that this, his 15th term in office, would be his last.

As a result of the sudden illness, tomorrow night’s tribute to the senator has been postponed. About 600 people were scheduled to attend the event at the Danversport Yacht Club. The tribute will now be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at the same location.

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