Paul Berry – Knox County Village Soup

DAMARISCOTTA — Paul Eugene “Gene” Berry passed away on June 29, 2022, at the age of 82, with his Cove’s Edge family by his side.

Paul was born June 28, 1940, in Meadow Bridge, W.Va., to Forrest Ennis and Virgie Berry.

Paul grew up in Meadow Bridge, W.Va., and attended local schools. Paul farmed and hauled coal in West Virginia until he moved to Long Island, NY. On June 28, 1969, he married the love of his life, Alana C. Berry. They lived on Long Island where Paul worked at Kings Park High School as a caretaker until his retirement. In 1988 they moved to Rockland.

Paul enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing bingo and telling stories of his childhood and all the wonderful memories he had with his family. His family was his pride and joy.

Paul overcame many obstacles in his life without complaining. His positivity and strength were unmatched.

Paul is predeceased by his beloved wife, Alana C. Berry; son, Paul J. Berry; brothers, Ronald, Mike and Lacy; and his sister, Mary. He is survived by his son, Timothy E. Berry and his wife, Karri, of Waldoboro; grandson, Isaac Berry of Waldoboro; brothers, Ted Berry of Meadow Bridge, W.Va., Bill Berry of Rainelle, W.Va., and Roy Neff of Ohio; and her sister, Lucille Mclanahan of Illinois.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Achorn Cemetery, 480 Old County Road in Rockland.

Hall’s of Waldoboro is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences online, visit her book of memories at

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