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Violet C. Berry

February 10, 2018


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Violet (Tootsie) Bucknavage Berry

February 10, 2018

Violet (Tootsie) Bucknavage Berry, 79, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed into eternal sleep on February 10, 2018 at Celtic Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, with her devoted husband holding her hand, surrounded by her family.

She was a lifelong resident of Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre and attended the James M. Coughlin High School. She was employed as a fancy shoe stitcher for many years in the local shoe factories. Violet then became the hostess for the salad & desert bars at Iorio’s Fireside Inn, Bear Creek, until its closing in 1991. She then became the housekeeping manager at the East Mountain Inn for 18 years, until her retirement.

Violet was a lifelong member of the former St. Francis Church, Miners Mills where she was a member of the Holy Name Society.

The family would like to thank the devoted people at Kistler Clinic, Dr. Michael Fisher &  staff, the super staff at Caresite Pharmacy, the Angels at Celtic Hospice, Cathy, Maureen, Karen, April & Sharon , Judy, Kate and everyone with the Geisinger group, hospital & clinic, super dedicated people within a super great organization.

She has been preceded in death by brothers, Martin and Alex Bucknavage Jr., son, Edward Berry Jr. and daughter, Susan Berry along with an infant son, Christopher.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Edward Berry, cherished daughter, Sandra and her husband John, Edwardsville, her shining star in the sky, grandson, Alan; brother, John and his wife Marion, Wilkes-Barre; sisters Carol Zimminski, Boyerston, PA, Helen Jowanna, Florida, numerous nieces, nephews & cousins; her cats, Spike and Baby.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek.

Arrangements are entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.

Online condolences may be made by visiting Violet’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.