Margaret Massa Berridge
November 10, 2010
Margaret (Massa) Berridge age 63, of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, November 10, surrounded by her family. She fought a courageous battle with lung cancer over the past three years.
Margaret was a lifelong resident of Battle Creek, Michigan. She attended Lakeview Schools graduating from Lakeview High in 1965. Her class was the first to attend all four years at the then "new high school".
After high school graduation she attended Wright Beauty Academy and then worked at various Ferrari Beauty Salons from 1966 to 1975. In 1985 she began working at Willard Public Library and continued there for 23 years until her retirement.
Throughout the years Margaret was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, various bowling leagues, Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout Den mother. She volunteered as a room mother at Valley View Elementary School in Springfield and was a Harper Creek Swim booster parent.
Margaret's "pride and joy" were her twins, Ryan and Laura. She enjoyed doing things with and for her family. She dedicated her life to being the "best mom" possible. As Laura and Ryan grew up and now have families of their own she enjoyed her role of grandma. To her, family always came first. Margaret's loving family include her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Heidi Berridge, granddaughter, Lena, of Grass Lake, Michigan; her daughter and son in-law, Laura (Berridge) and Mark DeLong, grandchildren, Kara and Drew of Scituate, MA; her sister, Lois (Massa) Shepard of Phoenix, AZ; and MANY aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Betty Massa.
The family will receive friends at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Margaret's name to: University of Michigan Cancer Center Office of Development, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 100, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109.
Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on November 12, 2010. Thanks
to Jack Hubbard for memorial contributions.