Berkeley N. Henley


SOUTH PARIS – Berkeley N. Henley, 79, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, while residing at the Market Square Health Care Facility.

Berkeley was born in Bridgton on Dec. 16, 1926, the son of Berkeley G. and Mary C. (Harriman) Henley. He attended schools in Bridgton, South Harrison and North Waterford before graduating from Norway High School in 1944.

He then worked on his father’s poultry farm a few years before going to work at H.E. Callahan Inc. in the construction industry. Except for the 12 years he worked at the B.E. Cole Co. in Norway, where he worked his way up to production manager, he followed construction until he retired. He worked for H.E. Sargent, Lane Construction, Bridge Construction, Callahan Bros., DiRenzo and Pike Industries, mostly as a grade foreman.

He was married secondly to Natalie A. (Hodsdon) Halkett on March 31, 1974, who survives him. He had no children by either wife. He was an avid square dancer for many years as a member of the Swinging Bears and the Crazy Eights. He also enjoyed genealogy and toiled for more than 30 years on the history of the Harriman family.

He is survived by his wife of Norway; a sister, Jean McAllister and her husband, Harlan; nieces, Kathy Holtzman, Dawn Kidder and Beth Frost; nephews, Gary Hill and his wife, Lori, Rawn Hill and Randall Henley and his wife, Barbara; great-nephews, Adam Holtzman, Levi Hill, Kendall Hill, Rusty Frost, Ethan Henley and Evan Henley, and great-nieces Kati Holtzman, and Randi-Beth Pries.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ada Lowe; a brother, Basil R. Henley; and a sister, Linda Davis.