Betty S. Gerry, 90

Betty Gerry

Betty Gerry

FRYEBURG — Betty Shirley Gerry, 90, of Fryeburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.

She was born in Natick, Mass., on Jan. 20, 1924. The daughter of Ethel and Earl Shirley, she grew up in East Conway, N.H., on the Shirley Farm, moving to Fryeburg in 1979. Betty graduated from Fryeburg Academy class of 1942. She was married to Ernest “Joe” Gerry April 24, 1943.

She was a member of the First Congressional Church of Fryeburg, Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the East Conway Grange. She enjoyed traveling to her grandchildren's various games and performances, never missing one.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernest “Joe” Gerry and her son Robert E. Gerry.

She is survived by her brother Ralph Shirley and his wife Marilyn of East Conway, N.H.; daughter in-law Brenda K. Gerry of Fryeburg; her grandchildren Emily and Stephen MacKinnon of Alfred, Bethany Gerry and Jeff Pratt of Standish, Bobbi-Jo Gerry of Fryeburg, Robert “Brockie” Gerry II of Fryeburg; and her great-grandchildren Aria, Aiden, Jarrett, Brooke, Bryleigh, and Jack.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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