Anne (Elder) Berry

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Dolby, Blais & Segee - Windham Chapel
434 River Road
Windham, ME

WINDHAM - Anne (Elder) Berry, 88, of Windham, passed away peacefully with loving family at her side on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after a long season of diminishing health. As her earthly body failed, faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did not.

Anne was born on Sept. 1, 1930 in Windham, to Warren S. and Sylvia (Holden) Elder. She attended Windham schools, and was valedictorian of the class of 1948. She attended Gorham State Teachers' College, and then Framingham Bible Institute.

In 1964, Anne married her dear husband, Larry Jordan Berry, and the two have been inseparable ever since, sharing their faith in God, sweet companionship, and many interests.

Anne worked as a legal and medical secretary for several attorneys and doctors. For many years, she served as a capable treasurer for the family business, W.S. Elder and Sons. Far into her later years, and even while unable to leave her bed, Anne continued to manage paperwork.

Anne's life was full of music and creativity. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Chopin Club, Marston Kotzchmar Club, Maine Poetry Writers' Guild, Maine Federation of Music Clubs (past president), Windham Historical Society (past president), White Rock Grange, and Sebago Center Community Church.

Anne was very musically inclined. She played piano by ear, and sang in a brilliant soprano voice. She taught voice lessons to eager young vocalists. Alongside her brother, Warren and husband, Larry, she sang in The King's Trio. For many years she wrote commemorative poetry for family members' birthdays.

Anne is survived by her devoted husband, Larry; her brother, Bruce and sister-in-law, Cindy Elder; her niece, Andrea Elder Stultz, nephew Darren Elder, his wife, Jodi, and grandniece, Moira Grace, nephew Douglas Elder, his wife, Angie, and grandniece and nephew, Olivia Anne and Warren D. "Sonny".

She is predeceased by her parents; and brother, Warren Lee.

The tender care that Anne was provided by VNA and Hospice meant more than words can express.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, March 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Windham Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 434 River Road, Windham. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m.

To express condolences or participate in Anne's online tribute, please visit

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Anne's memory are invited to

donate to the

Windham Historical Society,

P.O. Box 1475,

Windham, ME 04062 or

Northern Light Home

Care & Hospice,

50 Foden Rd.

So. Portland, ME 04106.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 17, 2019
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