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The Final Duty Station This forum is presented by Retired GySgt Bill Conroy. It is a listing of those that have received orders for their final duty station. These Marines have given their all. We now give our honor.

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Old 05-20-2012, 20:50 PM
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MGySgt David B. Berridge USMC (ret), 67, Shrewsbury, MA

David B. Berridge, 67 of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at home surrounded by his beloved family after fighting a long battle with cancer.

David is survived by his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Sharon J. (Rossetti) Berridge; his son, Zachary Berridge and his fiancée Yolanda Taffanelli of Worcester; his daughter, Jennifer Cipolla and her husband Donald of Toronto, Canada; two sisters, Karen Berridge of Norwood and Marianne Flynn of Malden; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Rossetti of Millbury; sisters-in-law, Valerie Briggs of Hanover and Donna Rossetti of Worcester and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Thomas Berridge, Jr.

David was born in Winchester, Ma, a son of the late Thomas Berridge, Sr. and Mildred (O’Connor) Berridge. He graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School. He later received a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Technology from Northeastern University. David was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country in two tours of duty in the Vietnam War retiring in 1992 after thirty-one years of service. He worked as a bio-medical engineer for many years at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as well as for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the former Data General.

David was a resident of Shrewsbury for twenty-four years where he was a member of St. Anne’s Church and a coach for the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team. He also was a former leader for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and a member of the Worcester Rifle and Pistol Club.

David’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 125 Central St., Rockland, MA. A period of calling hours will be held on Friday, May 18th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team, 64 Holden St., Shrewsbury, MA. 01545, VNA Care Network & Hospice, Development Office, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923, Boy Scouts of America, Mohegan Council, 19 Harvard St., Worcester, MA. 01609 or Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. To share your thoughts and memories of David, please visit his personal guestbook at: mercadantefuneral.com.

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