Eva (Hicks) Berry

Born: Mon., Oct. 12, 1942
Died: Tue., Jul. 9, 2019

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Thu., Jul. 18, 2019
Location: Saint John the Evangelist Church

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Eva J. Berry “the Beave/beaver-Gail “ age 76, of Swampscott, passed away on July 9th, surrounded by her loving family.  The adoring wife of the late Robert R. Berry whom she shared 50 years of marriage and pure love.

Born and raised in Lynn, the daughter of the late Albert E. and Augusta (Cunningham) Hicks, she attended Lynn English High School and Chandler School in Boston. After graduation Eva moved to Swampscott and was involved in the community. A hairdresser for over 50 years at Raffaele’s in Swampscott. She was passionate about her craft and the crew at the salon.  

Eva was so loved by all and her smile was infectious! Known not only for her amazing home cooked meals and famous lemon squares, she loved feeding all that sat in her kitchen. Devoted mother, nana, sister, wife and friend to all. Eva was the life of the party. If music was playing Eva was moving with her amazing moves!  

Eva is survived by three children; Patricia J Evitts and her husband Corey of Peabody, Robert R. Berry Jr. of Rochester NH and daughter Heidi H Santo and her husband Jason of Saugus as well as 6 grandchildren: Brianna, Anthony, Ava, Cody, Rian & Gunner Dean.

A mass will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 am Saint John the Evangelist Church, 174 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, followed by a celebration of Eva’s life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of choice.

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Denise Vernava
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Patty, Bobby and Heidi: My deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mom! Eva, just like my mom, was always the life of the party! Keep all of the wonderful memories close to you at all times!

cheryl and Ed Hannon
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
I am so sorry for you loss, we all Loved her so much. Our hearts are broken xoxo to all.

Tara Poussard
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss Patte, Heidi and Bobby. Heaven has received another beautiful angel. She was always the life of the party and will be greatly missed😘

paul chambers
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
The whole Chambers family is saddened by the loss of Eva who was a special woman and a friend to all of us.

Colleen (Connor) Jones
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Patty, Bobby and Heidi, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I have many great memories of her from early on in my life! I kept up with the 'Berry' news through my mom Arlene Connor who stayed in contact with your mom and enjoyed her company at their 'club' of friends from high school. I know she'll be missed by everyone of them also. Hoping you have great memories to get you through the sad times. Sending good thoughts. Colleen

Arlene Connor
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Thanks for the memories ,good by old friend . Sure hope you won’t have to work as hard where you are going as you did while you were here . Arlene Connor

Dan Dandreo
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
Very sorry to hear this, Eva was the nicest woman ever, she was a hockey parent way back when and she was always fun to be around. Even many years later when I would run into her, she was always smiling, happy and fun to chat with..Condolences to the entire family