Eva (Hicks) Berry

October 12, 1942 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 76)


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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Funeral Mass
July 18, 2019

10:00 AM
Saint John the Evangelist Church
174 Humphrey Street
Swampscott, MA

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