SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 2, 2013

Eleanor T. "Bubbles" (Cohane) Berry, 86


Salem — Mrs. Eleanor T. “Bubbles” (Cohane) Berry, 86, died on December 30, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of George N. Berry Jr. and daughter of the late Robert “Les” and Mary (Quinn) Cohane.

In addition to her husband of fifty-six years, she is survived by four sons, George III and his wife Rebecca of Beverly, Michael and Robin Scott of Salem, Timothy and his wife Janet of Danvers, and Niles and his wife Mary of Danvers. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Max, Megan, Susan, Patrick and Ryan, and one great-grandchild Reece.

She was also sister-in-law of Stanley Lojko of Salem, Paul Berry of Fernandina Beach, FL, and Joan Berry of Peabody. She was preceded in death by sister Mary Lojko and brother-in-law Edward “Gus” Berry.

She was a lifelong resident of the City of Salem and a 1944 graduate of Salem High. As a young woman, she worked for the gas and electric company in Salem for several years. After raising her family she continued her professional career, working for many years for the City of Salem, retiring as principal clerk in the recreation department. She was active in City employees' union affairs, as well as with the Democratic City Committee

A resident of the Salem Willows area for over seventy years, she was a member of the Juniper Community Club.

She and her husband honeymooned on Cape Cod and returned there for vacations through the years. She was a gaming enthusiast, whose many visits to Las Vegas with her husband were always highlight experiences.

An exceptional cook, she took pleasure in hostessing dinner parties at her home. She especially enjoyed cooking for her husband’s thirty-five Super Bowl parties (in appreciation, she was allowed to watch the game with “the Boys”).

Her love for her family was deep and constant. She was a very special person, who will always have a special place in the hearts of her family and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Boulevard, Salem, Saturday at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square (at Salem Common), Salem, Friday from 3 to 8 P.M. Tribute gifts in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com