1966 – 2004

GRAY – Scott Douglas Berry, 38, of 76 Center Road, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 14, at his residence.

He was born March 13, 1966, in Portland, the son of Robert and Mary Lockard Berry.

He worked as a carpenter, building houses throughout Maine. Among the many houses he built are two Waltmans, one each in Orr’s Island and York Beach, a colonial in Gray for his sister and brother-in-law, a log cabin in Hudson for another brother-in-law, as well as the remodeling of his parent’s house in Gray.

A hallmark of his character was his ability to make people laugh through his story-telling and a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially gardening.

For several years he has been growing giant pumpkins. The largest pumpkin weighed in at 603 lbs. at the Cumberland County Fair.

The high point of his life was the discovery of his daughter two years ago. He loved and was so proud of Sierra, 12 years old, and often proclaimed that she was “the most beautiful girl in the world.” Despite his accomplishments, including numerous stunning homes, in his opinion, Sierra was his masterpiece; she gave meaning and purpose to the last years of his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Sierra Edwards of Lewiston; his mother, Mary Berry of Gray; three brothers, Bruce Berry of New Gloucester, Michael Berry of Sabattus, Dennis Berry of Gray, four sisters, Glenice Prosser of Gray, Jane Sherrer of North Carolina, Shirley Dempsey of Gorham, Carolyn Martin of Casco; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Berry in 1999.

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