CAPE ELIZABETH (AP) – Henry Berry III, a former Cumberland County district attorney, has died at his home in Cape Elizabeth at age 77.

Berry was elected first as county attorney in 1972 and then as district attorney for eight more years. He helped launch Pine Tree Legal Services and continued to represent low-income clients through court appointments until his retirement early this year.

Berry was also widely known in the Portland area for his musical talent. Over the years, he played piano in a number of jazz bands.

Berry’s survivors include four children. A musical celebration of his life will be held April 9 in Portland.

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