Sunday, December 7, 2014

In Memoriam: Mary Berry (1931-2014)

Mary Berry
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Southside Democrats and Democrats across Marion County are feeling the loss of Mary Berry.

Berry was one of my favorite people in politics, and she was the driving force behind a group of Democrats that would meet on Mondays at the Gaslight Inn on the Southside.  If you wanted her support, you knew that you needed to show up for lunch, and the candidates did.

Mostly, though, it was Mary's friends, and I got to know her through these gatherings.  She was a wonderful lady who, as her obituary pointed out, "never met a stranger", loved the Chicago Cubs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Democratic politics.  She was also a proud person of Irish descent.  Mary bled green.

Unfortunately, time caught up with this bright light.  She passed away at the age of 83 on Friday, and she will be missed by so many.  My thoughts are with her family and her extended family of friends across Indianapolis.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU COUNLDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER! MARY WAS THE NICEST ,SWEETEST PERSON I HAVE EVER MET.AND NO UP UNTIL THE DAY SHE WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD MARY WAS STILL SMILING THE LAST TIME I SEEN HER.THAT LITTLE WOMEN HAD THE KICK-UP ADDITUDE THAT EVERYONE NEEDS,IM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN PART OF HER LIFE.R.I.P MARY UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU UNTIL THEN.

Anonymous said...

anonymous is THERESA DURRETT

Nicholas Noe said...

One of my favorite folks, Mary never knew a stranger. St. Peter had her tell him a few jokes before waving her on in past the line of Republicans.