Monson-Marie J. (Nichols) Berry-Holmberg, 92, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020. Marie was born in Monson to the late John J. and Josephine L. (Verlotta) Nichols. She attended Monson Schools and raised her family here. For many years she worked at Zero Corp. in Monson and then Smith and Wesson in Springfield. In 1999 she moved to West Yarmouth and enjoyed many years on the Cape. While she was on Cape she enjoyed working for the Barnstable County School district as a cafeteria worker in a small elementary school. At the age of 80 she decided to retire. Marie recently returned to Palmer to live with her daughter Suzanne. Marie was a Gold Star Mother and along with her husband Tom, were active members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Club and Elks Club.
Marie was predeceased by her first husband, Robert G. Berry in 1990 and her second husband, Thomas A. Holmberg in 2015. She leaves her children, Robert Berry Jr of South Hadley, Suzanne LeClair of Palmer, James Berry of Tulsa, OK, Melody Gustafson and her husband Bruce of Monson, Mark Berry and his wife Martha of Monson; a sister, Dolores Potts of Palmer, Arlene Cherry of TN; brothers, John Nichols of Palmer, Anthony Nichols of FL; eight grandchildren, Jason, Deanna, Monica, Rachel, Bruce Jr, Lisa, Samantha, Jacob and 15 great grandchildren. Marie was predeceased by a son Alan Berry, killed in action in Vietnam in 1970, and also predeceased by her sisters, Betty Madelle, Beverly Smith and Colleen Warnock.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Maries's name to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate/donation or a charity of one's choice.
All services are private.
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