Please join us in celebrating Anne
Morton Arboretum, Founders Room
4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532
Sunday, April 30th
All day admission to the Aboretum is included. Anne would love for you to walk around and enjoy the grounds.
This page is in celebration of sweet, quirky, ethereal Annie.
Anne was in this world for too short a time, but she made the most of it while she could. Always up for dancing to live music, traveling to distant shores, or just hanging around getting goofy, Anne was easy to be with and never one to complain. Her gentle humor and grace gave her an air of whimsy and lightness while her philosophical and spiritual nature made her a good source of sage advice. She was a free spirit who enjoyed slowing down to appreciate the music and beauty in the world.
Anne struggled these last years against autoimmune diseases and sensitivities that kept her from doing the things she enjoyed most with the people she loved to do them with, but she wouldn't want anyone to dwell on that. She would want to be remembered for the good times she had with friends and family and she would want to be sent off in celebration.
Thus, it's in honor of all the beautiful memories (big and small), exciting adventures (near and far), and those precious moments of laughter shared with Anne that this page has been created.
She would love for your stories and pictures to be shared on this website for all of us to enjoy (see the "Stories" tab at top of page and add a picture).
Please raise a glass and share a little bit of Anne's brightness for all to enjoy.
"I will always remember Anne with such love. She could walk into a room and her smile would light it up. Here kindness and sense of humor were so endearing. She loved experiencing life and finding meaning and compassion in her journey. Her family...Lou, Bob, Jill and Ellen have been the definition of what family is and does. May she watch over all of us as we struggle to find our places in a world without her. Love to her family."
"The entire Berry family was such an important part of my life since our Glen Ayre Swim and Tennis Club days in grade school. Through high school, college, post college, weddings, and today-the entire family has been part of who I am. I will always remember Ann's angelic beauty, sweet disposition, smile a mile wide and sense of peace. Even when she was smashed in the back of Mary Lou's station wagon as a million kids piled in the car from one activity to the next, Ann had a sense of peace that I noticed even when I was very young. I remember I used to think about how cute and calm and happy she always seemed to be. This was usually after I had just thrown my tennis racquet across the court and had an impatient fit of some kind... Even though I was not able to see Ann for many years, Ellen and my sister Connie told me that Ann carries this peace every day. She taught me something and I will continue to strive to achieve that inner acceptance. Thanks Ann, I love you and know you are with us. Love, Christy xoxoxo"
"I didn't know Anne personally but I could tell from these pictures that she was a beautiful soul and had an amazing smile that would light up a room! My dear friend Bob, her father took such great care of her these last difficult years- it has been so hard on him; no one should ever have to bury a child! He truly loves his daughters and his grandchildren. My heart aches for all of you- Bob, Mary Lou, Ellen and Jill you all have my deepest condolences; many prayers and hugs! May Anne finally Rest In Peace!"
"If you grew up in Glen Ellyn in the 70s and 80s, you knew of the Berry girls. Super fun. Super cute. Super smiles, As a teen, I loved hanging out at the Berry house. And not just because we could get away with things, truth be told we managed to get away with things at most of our houses... At Ellen's house, we taught ourselves to drive, penned some songs with questionable lyrics..and hosted a party or two for our friends... And then there was baby sister Anne. So dear and sweet and good. To me, she was the angelic one. Even at that young age, you could see that she posessed a grace and a light. Even today, I can see her face perfectly in my mind's eye. Hugs and kisses to you dear Anne as you start your next chapter."
"I remember Annie as a really fun Aunt to Madison and Abbey. I loved the way her face lit up when they came flying into the kitchen with a fun story of their day. I especially remember Annie helping them get ready to Trick-or-treat, she was so excited for them. Annie was a sweet soul."
I remember you as a shy, beautiful girl... a sensitive soul. Just from looking at pictures of your life I get a sense of your beautiful spirit. Here's to you Anne Berry.. a life well lived, a path completed here but living on forever."
"I light a candle for you. So that you will continue to have light and so that someday I will be able to find my friend again."
"Fare well, Annie!!! I will certainly miss our lovely chats and your gentle spirit. Thanks for the seriously fun times! I met some wonderful people with and through you, Anne Berry. A true gem. Always thankful and appreciative of life, the last thing she said to me a few weeks ago was "Thank you, Universe." Love you and see you in my dreams, Annie! XO"
"I'm leaving a flower for Anne to smell on the way. (A bottle of wine for when she arrives)."
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