Warren G. Berry

  • Born: June 10, 1947
  • Died: August 7, 2020
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

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Warren G. Berry Jr., 73, resident of Bedford, NH passed away on August 7, 2020.

Warren was born in Littleton, NH on June 10, 1947, the son of the late Warren G. Berry Sr. and Virginia (Cote) Berry. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1965. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Plymouth State University where he was part of the Kappa Delta Phi Sigma fraternity.

He began his long-time teaching career in Newport, NH in 1972, teaching there for 6 years. In 1978, Warren started teaching in Merrimack, NH where he taught up until his retirement in 2007. After retirement, Warren enjoyed staying connected to colleagues and students by substituting frequently in the Merrimack school system. Throughout his educational career Warren served as a coach for several sports and created Project Safeguard (Students And Family Education Guards Us Against Reliance on Drugs) in 1988. Project Safeguard went on to serve as a template for programs across the country under various names.

Warren is survived by his wife of 46 years, Aletha (Eaton) Berry of Bedford; a daughter and son-in law, Katie and Anthony Agneta of Plaistow, NH; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Amanda Berry of Milford, NH. He is also leaves behind his four beloved grandchildren, Emily Agneta, Matthew Agneta, Lincoln Berry and Quinn Berry. In addition, he is survived by sister Martha Chase and predeceased by brother Wallie Berry. Special family members also include cousin Wallace Berry and brother-in law, Howard Eaton Sr., his wife, Martha, and sons, Howie and Benji.

Warren spent 22 years in the military, serving in both the National Guard and United States Army Reserve. Warren and Aletha enjoyed frequent international travel post-retirement, having visited close to 40 countries. Warren was an avid baseball fan, having visited every major league baseball park in the country. He proudly wore his Red Sox hat around the world during his travels. Most of all, Warren enjoyed spending time with his loving family, capturing every family get together with his video camera.

A graveside ceremony will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, NH, on August 14th, 2020 at 9:30am followed by a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Warren, "Mr. Berry" as we knew him was a terrific person, teacher and coach. It is with great sadness that I learn of his passing. We enjoyed some great track meets and Cross Country events when he was at Newport High School.

Posted by Thomas Gagnon - Newport, NH - Student   January 31, 2021

Warren was a loving man and a true gentleman. He will be missed

Posted by steve agneta - Hendersonville, NC - family   August 22, 2020

Mr. Berry was one of my favorite teachers from Mastricola Middle School, and he was one of the reasons I became a teacher. I admire the work he did in creating Project Safeguard, and its impact on students decades later. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Deb Matson - Student   August 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man, he will be missed by all who knew him. I had the pleasure of working with Warren at the middle school and then at the high school. It was a good day when he was on the sub list. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Ann Harvey - Bedford, NH - coworker   August 16, 2020

Aletha, Jay, Katie and families,
I just found out about Warren's passing. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. My hopes and prayers for comfort at this time extend out to you all. After talking to him a few weeks ago, I was looking foward to another visit. His ever present optimism suggested that he just wanted to have some issues checked out and then we could get together. I have been blessed to have known him since college and will miss him.
Love to all.

Posted by Frank Wereska - Derry, NH - Friend   August 15, 2020

Mr.Warren , Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   August 14, 2020

Aletha, Jay and Katie, we are so saddened to hear of Warren' passing. He holds a special place in our hearts as Cousin Warren and will be deeply missed by us. We enjoyed seeing so much of him especially in the past 10 years with his visits and going to baseball games. He has made an indelible impression on everyone's life he has touched.

Posted by Wally & Noreen Berry - The Villages, FL - Family   August 13, 2020

Alethea, I am so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. I hope the memories you have eases some of your pain. Sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family. Love, Larry DiCenzo.

Posted by Larry DiCenzo - Charleston, SC - Friend   August 13, 2020

I've had the pleasure of calling Warren my colleague for thirty years at the Merrimack Middle School. Will always remember him walking into school with two large cups of Dunkins to get him through his day. He was always respectful of and respected by his students and staff. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone, just a genuine type of guy and gentleman. I will always remember our many conversations we had about school, fantasy baseball, life, and Project Safeguard which he was so proud of. Although the world is a little more emptier without Warren in it, may you all cherish the memories you have of him and know he continues to live in your hearts. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Wayne Bachand - Manchester, NH - Coworker   August 13, 2020

Aletha, Jay and Katie, our sincere condolences at the loss of this very special husband and dad. Our families touched each other's lives over 46 years with some beautiful memories. We only wish we had known Warren even better but miles separated all of us. Warren touched so many lives. Reading the tributes on this site have shown us how much he loved and was loved by many.

Posted by Richard & Ellen Pine - Marietta, GA - Friend   August 13, 2020

Warren and I were in the same military unit for more than 10 years. More importantly we became friends as we possessed similar blessings, such as, supportive families, teaching school, enjoying sports, annual get together after the SNHU St Anselm basketball games, and so much more. He was truly sincere in his beliefs, family, country and people in general. He will be missed. My condolences go out to his Aletha (wife), Katie (daughter) and Jay(son).

Posted by Roger Desmarais - Manchester, NH - Served in the Military together   August 13, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Aletha, Katie, Jay and family.

Posted by Bruce and Debbie Gelinas - Acquaintance   August 13, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. He will be remembered as a kind and dedicated teacher. We enjoyed seeing him cheering his children in sports, and at their school events. Aletha, Kate and Jay were always central to his life. We send our deepest condolences.

Posted by Dumont Anne & Clark - Sanbornton, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

I had the privilege of serving with Warren in the U S Army Reserve as his commanding officer, and I also had Aletha as one of my teachers when I was a Principal of a public school where she worked as a dedicated professional. Warren was an outstanding soldier and gentleman. My condolences to Aletha and the Berry Family and my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Ed Wade - Served in Military together   August 12, 2020

Our dear friend Warren, rest in peace. You will be missed. Remembering our ski trips. Aletha, Jay and Katie we are so sorry our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Ann Granetz - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    August 12, 2020

What a loss for your family, and indeed, the world. Warren taught my son at the middle school in Merrimack in the mid-nineties, and we then went on to be co-workers for many years. He was so kind, patient, knowledgeable, and funny. I never tired of hearing stories of his travels, or seeing him check how many
steps he had already walked that day. Blessed to have known him, peace to all his loved ones.

Posted by Joyce Dembow - Merrimack, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

Warren, I will miss your smile your travel stories as bumping into each other in the halls of Merrimack middle school. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Darleen Goodspeed co worker and friend 8/12/2020

Posted by Darleen Goodspeed - Merrimack, NH - Coworker   August 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Berry family. So sorry to hear about your dad Jay. We love you guys and our thoughts and prayers are with you during these tough times.

Posted by Scott and Nicole Morra - Friend   August 12, 2020

Aletha, Jay and Katie, I am so sorry to hear of Warren (your Dads) passing. He was such a kind sole, gentle man, loving Father and Grandfather as well as a great neighbor. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Posted by Dee Caron - Neighbor   August 12, 2020

We are so sad to learn of Warren’s passing. He was such a pleasant soul who loved his wife and family.
We will miss meeting for breakfast and spending time with him.
Our deepest sympathy to Aletha, Katie, Jay and the entire family.

Posted by Warren and Marcia Vartanian - Friend   August 12, 2020

Jay and the entire Berry family our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to learn of Warren's passing. RIP dear Warren.

Posted by Ken and Julie Roberts - Marshall, TX - Friend   August 12, 2020

Warren was a generous and kind man. He was well loved in the building by both the students and the teachers. I will miss seeing him at the middle school. My heart goes out to his family.

Posted by Julie Roy - Manchester, NH - Coworker   August 11, 2020

Love you Warren..We will miss your visits, but we have all our memories. R.I.P.

Posted by Marcoux Family - Santa Rosa, CA - Friend   August 11, 2020

Warren had such a kind, funny, and warm spirit. He will be greatly missed. Love and hugs to the family.

Posted by Courtney Manolis - Palm City, FL - Coworker   August 11, 2020

Warren had a special way about him, a way that made people who met him feel important, at least that's how he made me feel. His family was important to him and it was evident in the stories he would share of travels with Aletha and the time he spent with Jay, Kate and both your families & sharing anecdotes of his grandkids.
Warren, I love that you remained a fixture in school even after your well deserved retirement. Thank you for your positivity and for all you gave to the world of education. Your absence is felt already, but I am so glad to have known you. Rest easy Warren G.

Posted by Jen Lavigne MMS - Manchester, NH - Coworker   August 11, 2020

I worked with Warren at the Merrimack school district. He was a loyal coworker who always was there to help anyone. I enjoyed seeing him after he retired and hearing about his world wide travels. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Lori Husovsky - Nashua, NH - Coworker   August 11, 2020


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