Mr. Burrage Larcom Woodberry 89, beloved husband of Dorothy M. (Pool) Woodberry, died peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Prince and Ruth (Taylor) Woodberry. He received his education in the Beverly school system and graduated from Beverly High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy, serving aboard minesweepers in the European theater. He achieved the rank of Motor Machinist Mate Chief Petty Officer.
An extraordinarily skilled craftsman who came to the aid of countless fellow boaters, Mr. Woodberry ("Woody") excelled at his profession as a marine mechanic for over thirty years at Manchester Marine in Manchester by the Sea, until the time of his retirement.
A resident of the City of Beverly, he was a member of the Manchester Harbor Boat Club, the V.F.W., the Vittori Rocci Post and the American Legion all of Beverly. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. Second to his wife, Burrage’s lifelong passion was his boat the “Gremlin” where he and his family would spend mostly every weekend throughout the summer.
In addition to his wife with whom he shared sixty two years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Kathleen L. Anderson and her husband, Ray of Rowley and Carolyn Cennami and her husband, Chuck of Ipswich, a son Neil M. Woodberry and his wife, Edith A. Biggar of Beverly, five grandchildren, Jonathan M. Cennami, Christopher Cennami, Jennifer L. Keister and her husband, Adam, Kristen Ascenzi and her husband, Michael, Glenn Anderson, and one great granddaughter, Madisyn.
A funeral service will be held at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 9 Dane Street , Beverly (Downtown location) Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Burrage’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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