Berra, Daniel J., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Beloved father of Debra (Tony) Vankirk, Mark (Amy), and Joseph (Maria). Dear son of the late John J. and Anna E. (nee Pedroli) Berra, brother of the late John Robert Berra and Maryann (Louis) Sternitzky. Loving companion of Barbara Gervais. Dear uncle of Maria (John) Ducharme. Dear nephew, uncle, brother in-law, cousin, and friend. Beloved grandfather to Joseph, William, Samuel, Emilia and Dominic. Dear great-uncle to Olivia and Jackson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Ambrose Church, Diabetes Association or de Greef Hospice House.
Dan had a zest for life and a laugh that was infectious. His passions were family, food, music, fishing, hunting, golfing and a good cigar. He was loved and considered a friend by many and that was reflected by his many names: Danny, Yogi, Dancing Bear, Cuz, Pops, PaPa and Unc. He was a member of the St. Louis Bocce Club and the Rollo-Calcaterra American Legion Post 15.
Funeral from CALCATERRA FUNERAL HOME, Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:30 A.M. to St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Wilson and Marconi, for Mass at 10:00 A.M. The interment will follow with full Military Honors in Resurrection Cemetery. Place memories and condolences at www.calcaterrafuneral.com Visitation at Calcaterra Monday 4-9.