James F. Berry, 88, of Hudson


Hudson – James F. “Jim” Berry, 88, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 after a long period of failing health. He was the husband of Lorraine L. (Goguen) Berry, to whom he was married for 63 years.

He was born in Pontiac, Mich., the son of the late Claude and Florence (Outen) Berry and moved to Hudson in 1962.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict. He then worked many years in advertising sales for The Beacon, the weekly newspaper in Acton, and the former Marlborough Enterprise Sun Newspaper. He was also the founder of the Marlborough City Post.

Jim donated his time to many local organizations, including the Marlborough Rotary Club, the Hudson Elks, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Marlborough, and worked on the annual Marlborough Evening of Giving for many years and countless other people and organizations in need.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael J. Berry of Acton, Robert D. Berry of Florida, and Joseph A. Berry of Hudson; two daughters, Barbara J. Scalera of New Jersey and Elizabeth A. Jewett of Hudson; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 18, from 2-5 p.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Evening of Giving, c/o Bob Kays, 520 Lincoln St., Marlborough MA 01752.

Mr. Berry’s family would like to thank the staff of the Reservoir Center for their outstanding care of Jim while he was there.