Salem, MA — Theresa (Beaulieu) Berry, better known as “Terry Berry” died peacefully in her Salem home on April 2, 2013. She was the wife of Ralph F. Berry with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Theresa was 82.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Simonne (Lavoie) Beaulieu. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Salem. She attended St. Joseph's Grammar School and was the girls’ basketball team captain and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. She spent many years as the dining room manager for the former Beef & Oyster House Restaurant before leaving to open up her own business, Berry's Gift Shop, in Beverly. Theresa loved to crochet, make puzzles, dine out, go to the movies, travel to casinos, and spend time on the computer. She was an avid Red Sox fan. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. Theresa had a wonderful zest for life, impeccable strength of character, and a memorable and delightful wit.
Theresa is survived by three daughters, Jean Martin and her husband, John of Salem, Linda LeBlanc and her husband, George of Lynn, Diane Dewing and her husband, James of Salem; one son, John Skelley and his wife Patricia of Palm Bay, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Frank Perley III, Kristina Perley, Deidra Scott, Shane Martin, Matthew, David, Christopher, and Amanda LeBlanc, Jake and Jennifer Dewing; three great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jeffrey Partaledis, Aiden Scott; and many devoted relatives and friends. Theresa was predeceased by her brother, Leo Beaulieu.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St. (Rte. 1A/114) Salem, Tuesday, April 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. A celebration and remembrance of Theresa's life will be held following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Theresa's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN, 38105; or through www.StJude.org.