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Official Obituary of: Gary B. Berkley 05/07/2018

Gary B. Berkley 05/07/2018

NORTON – Gary B. Berkley, 82, of Norton passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. 

Born November 17, 1935 in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard and Carolyn (Elwell) Berkley.

He grew up in Plainville and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Gary was a sports enthusiast and especially loved the New England Patriots.  He worked in the heavy construction industry in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for many years and belonged to the OTH Group “Over-the-hill-group” which promoted innovative asphalt paving methods.

He leaves a brother, Gil, nephews Gregg and Gary Berkley, Lee, Ricky, John and Jeff Gale and great nieces and nephews and his good friends at the Elks, Jimmy’s and Fitzy’s.

He was predeceased by his sister, Judy (Berkley) Gale.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at the North Attleboro Elk’s Lodge 1011, 52 Bullfinch Street, North Attleboro on Sunday May 20 from noon to 3 p.m.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

To sign an online guestbook for Gary, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • Gary, you were always special to me. I was so envious of your ability to play basketball and how well you got along with everybody. You were well liked in our high school class – The core of the in crowd. You were a kind man. See you on the other side.

  • Gary and I were classmates from 1st grade thru our senior year at Plainville High School.  I lost touch after I left Plainville but always remembered him for being a great basketball and baseball player for PHS. RIP Friend.

  • Gary was a real New England Yankee and a great friend to my brother Ken and our family. He is now at peace and at home with The Lord. We miss you “Classmate”.

  • Gary, you have been my best friend for a long long time. You will always be on my mind and in my heart. Love Ken Buckley

  • Gary was a good man and generous to his friends and family. I met him in the early 1970’s and he became “Uncle” Gary to my two kids. Later on as life changed, he remained my friend and actually bought my mobile home, and made it his home. Sorry we lost touch over the years, but I’ve never forgotten what a good person he was to me and my kids. RIP my friend.

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  1. Gary was a good man and generous to his friends and family. I met him in the early 1970’s and he became “Uncle” Gary to my two kids. Later on as life changed, he remained my friend and actually bought my mobile home, and made it his home. Sorry we lost touch over the years, but I’ve never forgotten what a good person he was to me and my kids. RIP my friend.

  2. Gary, you have been my best friend for a long long time. You will always be on my mind and in my heart. Love Ken Buckley

  3. Gary was a real New England Yankee and a great friend to my brother Ken and our family. He is now at peace and at home with The Lord. We miss you “Classmate”.

  4. Gary and I were classmates from 1st grade thru our senior year at Plainville High School.  I lost touch after I left Plainville but always remembered him for being a great basketball and baseball player for PHS. RIP Friend.

  5. Gary, you were always special to me. I was so envious of your ability to play basketball and how well you got along with everybody. You were well liked in our high school class – The core of the in crowd. You were a kind man. See you on the other side.

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