Lois Boots Berry died peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on April 21. She was 90.
Lois was born on Sept. 4, 1931, in East Hampton, New York, the daughter of the late Lois Kingsley Boots and Dr. Ralph H. Boots. She was raised in New York City and East Hampton, and was a graduate of The Chapin School, Westover School, and Bennett College.
She met her husband of 64 years, Richard (Dick) Berry at a Seven Gates Farm Clambake on Martha’s Vineyard in 1947. They married in New York City in November 1952 and moved to Bump-A-Long Road in Darien in 1954. Dick predeceased Lois in 2016.
Apart from her family, Lois’s true loves were enjoying time with her many friends, duplicate bridge, classical music, the theater, ballet, and travel. She also enjoyed playing tennis and volunteering at Children’s Aid of Darien and At Home in Darien.
She was a compassionate and caring person who went out of her way to help and support family and friends. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and holidays were a particularly special time. She was a member of St. Luke’s Parish and Wee Burn Country Club.
She is survived by her son, Richard Kingsley Berry ,and his wife, Carla Clay Berry, of New Rochelle, New York; and their children: Matthew Berry, Eliza Berry and Susannah Berry, Gingy Berry Ouellet and her husband, Richard Ouellet, of Seattle; and Lois Berry Meyer and her husband, Jeffrey S. Meyer, of Darien and their children: Caroline Meyer and her husband, Jorge Vilarrasa; Allie Meyer and her fiancé, John Tewhill; Mallory Meyer and Kendall Meyer. Her brothers: Edmund K. Boots and Ralph H. (Bill) Boots, Jr., predeceased her.
A memorial service is planned for 3:30 p.m., May 19, 2022 at St. Luke’s Parish in Darien. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lois’s memory to Alina Lodge at 61 Ward Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825 or to St. Luke’s Parish at 1864 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.
— an obituary from Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences may be left