Patrick Kevin Berry, our beloved brother and friend, went home to God at Columbus Hospice on Monday, May 15, 2023, surrounded by his two sisters, Maureen and Colleen, and his brother Dennis.
Funeral services will be held 9:30 AM Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1953 Torch Hill Rd., Columbus, GA 31903 according to McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31907.
Patrick was born October 18, 1957 in Washington, DC son of the late Chester “Jack“Berry and Carol Flannigan Berry. He lived a rich life, full of fun, laughs, challenges, and joys. Besides his immediate family, he had a wide network of friends whom he cherished deeply.
Patrick worked for almost 30 years as a transportation specialist in Virginia, New Jersey, and most recently in Harris County, Georgia, safely transporting through the years literally thousands of children and youth to and from school and extracurricular activities. He had a passion for this work and loved the interaction with his fellow drivers and coworkers, the teachers, children, and their parents.
Patrick was a gifted storyteller and could regale us all with stories and adventures of the people he met along the way. He had a deep love for and devotion to the care and protection of animals, especially the little dogs that brought so much joy to his life and the lives of his family through the years. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church where he received both his elementary and high school education and religious formation.
Patrick will be sorely missed by those of us who had the privilege of coming to know and love him through the years.
He is survived by his siblings, Maureen Berry of Columbus, Georgia; Colleen (Chuck) Adler of McKinney, Texas; Fr. Dennis Berry, S.T., of Chicago, Illinois; two nephews, Zach and Justin Adler of Dallas, Texas; numerous cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory can be made to P.A.W.S. of Columbus, Georgia.
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