David B. Berridge, 67


David B. Berridge, 67Shrewbsury – David B. Berridge, 67, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, May 15, 2012, surrounded by his beloved family, after fighting a long battle with cancer.

David is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sharon J. (Rossetti) Berridge; his son, Zachary Berridge and his fiancée, Yolanda Taffanelli, of Worcester; his daughter, Jennifer Cipolla and her husband, Donald, of Toronto, Canada; two sisters, Karen Berridge of Norwood and Marianne Flynn of Malden; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Rossetti of Millbury; sisters-in-law, Valerie Briggs of Hanover and Donna Rossetti of Worcester; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Berridge, Jr.

He was born in Winchester, a son of the late Thomas Berridge Sr. and Mildred (O”Connor) Berridge, and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School. He later received a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.

David was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and retiring in 1992 after 31 years of service. He worked as a bio-medical engineer for many years at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, as well as for Brigham and Women's Hospital and the former Data General.

He was a resident of Shrewsbury for 24 years, where he was a member of St. Anne's Church and a coach for the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team. He also was a former leader for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and a member of the Worcester Rifle and Pistol Club.

David's funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, 125 Central St., Rockland. A period of calling hours will be held on Friday, May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team, 64 Holden St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545; VNA Care Network & Hospice, Development Office, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923; Boy Scouts of America, Mohegan Council, 19 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609; or Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Dr., Triangle, VA 22172.

To share your thoughts and memories of David, please visit his personal guestbook at www.mercadantefuneral.com.

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