GLENBURN – Winona I. "Nonie" Berry, 80, went to be with her Lord March 2, 2012. She was born June 21, 1931, in Hudson, the daughter of Vane and Gracie (Alexander) Peirce.
Nonie graduated from Bangor High School, class of 1949, and graduated from New Brunswick Bible Institute and then worked there for a short time. She was a member of Hudson Baptist Church and taught Sunday school there for many years. Nonie worked tirelessly with the Rev. Richard and Betsy Woehr in establishing Church of the Open Door, Hampden, and served many years as a Sunday school teacher, superintendent and treasurer. She retired from the purchasing department of the city of Bangor after more than 30 years and also worked at Bangor International Airport for many years. Nonie enjoyed her gardens and canned and pickled during the season. She enjoyed their camping trips to Pittston Farm and beyond, especially the fishing and the wonderful scenery.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Charles R. Berry of Glenburn; a sister, Leona "Lea" Grant of Vassalboro; a niece, Nona Quirion and husband, Ken; a nephew, Norman "Buzz" Grant and wife, Patti, all of Vassalboro; a great-niece, Devon Redman and husband, Ryan, and their daughters, Alyssa and Victoria; a great-nephew, Justin Grant and his daughter, Kylie, all of Vassalboro; and a brother-in-law, Clyde G. Berry of Winslow. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Elsie McNally.
A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Hudson Baptist Church with Pastor Barry Buzzell officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery, Glenburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nonie’s memory to Hudson Baptist Church, Sunday School Fund, P.O. Box 278, Hudson, ME 04449. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.