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UNITY - Jacqueline "Jackie" Gay Berry, 73, passed away peacefully December 16, 2009 at Stillwater Health Care in Bangor after a short illness. She was born April 28, 1936 in Corinna, a daughter of George "Sam" H. and S. Rae (McKenney) Whitney.

Jackie graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1954. She worked at various jobs in Maine and Massachusetts. She loved fishing and an occasional battle with woodchucks in her garden. Jackie was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning as much as planting. Many will miss the delicious pickles and other stove top delicacies she created. Above all Jackie was a quilter and a seamstress. She created many lovely and prize winning works of art. Jackie will also be remembered by many as a hard working and generous person. One of her greatest passions was working for the Good Steward thrift store. She enjoyed singing not only in the church choir but with the Kenebelles. Jackie was a member of many Granges in the Unity area. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Scrapbaggers Quilting Club, and taught sewing and quilting through the Maine Cooperative Extension.

She is survived by her daughter Carlista "Kelly" and husband Darrell Heaberlin; brother Roger Whitney and wife Joanne; grandson Thomas Heaberlin and girlfriend Kyla McConnell; granddaughter Jessica Heaberlin and boyfriend Craig Mathies; and the apple of her eye, great grandson Grey Thomas Heaberlin. Sadly she will not meet her other great grandson Kempton Darrell Mathies. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Bruce. She will also be missed by her church family and her special pet, Bobby the cat. The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at Stillwater Health Care, especially Jackie's friend and caring nurse Sandra.

There will be no visitation at the families request. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Friday, December 18th at the Unity Union Church, 13 Depot Street, Unity, with the Rev. Katherine Russo officiating. Spring burial will be in the Morse's Corner Cemetery, Corinna.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jackie's name to the Unity Union Church, P. O. Box 146, Unity, ME 04988. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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