HILDA MITCHELL BERRY

Posted Jan. 20, 2009, at 7:41 p.m.

SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Hilda Mitchell Berry, 85, died Jan. 13, 2009, after a short illness. Hilda was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Southwest Harbor, the second youngest of four children. She was a lifelong resident of Southwest Harbor. She married Andrew “Don” Berry, in 1947, and raised their three children. Hilda worked for many years at Carroll Drug Store, Southwest Harbor, where she will be missed, but remembered fondly by her coworkers and the many friends and patrons who frequented the store. Hilda was predeceased by her parents, Lena Norwood Mitchell and Austin Mitchell; her husband, Andrew “Don” Berry; her older sister, Alice Mitchell Bouchard; her younger brother, Austin “Wayne” Mitchell; and her daughter, Shirley Berry Soares. She is survived by her eldest sister, Priscilla Trafton of Southwest Harbor; her daughter, Brenda Berry Lawson and her husband, Tom Lawson, of Southwest Harbor; her son, Fred Berry and his wife, Susan Berry, of Ellsworth; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. A spring interment is planned. The date will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Southwest Harbor Medical Center, 786 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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