Constance (Fuller) Berry ’59

30 July 2015

Class: 1959

Residence: Evanston, IL

Deceased: February 28, 2015

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  • 2015-09-04 02:11:18
    Pradeep Berry

    I don't know where to start and where to end. I can write and write but, it is no ending story of true love. Yes, I am Pradeep Berry, Husband of over 39 years of my most precious, best friend and darling wife, Mrs. Constance Berry (Connie) - Constance Fuller, when she graduated in 1959. I had the opportunity to visit with Connie to Carlton, I would say six years ago, during her Alumni Reunion. I truly enjoyed and the food and the lectures were great. My Connie died on February, 28, 2015, which was not expected. I wish, in my opion, she had listened to me to go to the Mayo Clinic, the best on this planet, which detected her condition in four days on November 8, 2014. However, it was too late. My life has changed since then. I don't know what I am going to do without Connie. She was every thing for me. We were two bodies and one soul. I pray to the mighty lord, we meet again in our next lives, as the same loving couple, "CONNIE AND PRADEEP." This hope is giving me the power to live and fulfill the desires of Connie, though, physically, she is not with me, but spiritual way she is with me, and watching over me. I am also writing a biography of Darling Connie and would do my best to bring many parts of our lives, while giving some great quotes from many world' scholars and their quotes. I just feel like talking and talking about Connie, which gives me the most power. I could have never imagined I would go through such pain, as I know very well that we all have to go one day. God exists all the time, but human beings and animals have to go. However, when it comes to me, the loss of some special person knowledge vanish. I am only quoting this only for myself, as each person handles things in their own way. But I have to bear this no ending pain all the time. I pray Connie to give me the power to bear this loss. I can realize the pain of the king who made the seven wonders of the world "Taj Mahal" in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahel, as she had asked him to build a special monument in her memory,"so that the world can remember their love." Thanks for giving me the chance to write. Loving Husband Pradeep Berry: Evanston, IL, 60201. (847) 328-1355.

  • 2015-09-05 05:11:13
    mona berry

    I have no words to describe her personality. As much I knew her she was a wonderful person , full of life , who wanted to explore the whole world , was a dedicated wife. Her forsightedness, nd her way to judge, no one can be like her . We all are missing you Connie aunty. We have lost a gem of our family.

  • 2015-09-12 05:16:56
    pradeep Berry

    Thanks , Mona for your tribute to Connie aunty and my wife of close to 40 years. As you know and seen me, I am going through the same pain. We all believed that time heals but I don't think it has made much difference except, I was happier but pain was still in my heart. Her Biography is a soothing thing for me along with my my brother and his family, including you and my grand nieces. I am temporary happy but then goes back in the same darkness. Going to her cemetery is a another sad happiness but I like to go there . Connie went suddenly and I nor her expected that end would be so fast which is extremely difficult and painful. Thanks for writing your tributes to Connie. Pradeep uncle.

  • 2015-12-06 13:14:40
    Arun Berry

    Yes, I agree with Pradeep and Mona. Connie was one of the brightest person, I have ever  met. I am sad that Berry family and my brother, Pradeep has lost a diamond and his long term partner. Connie was everything for Pradeep ,and he is missing her each and every movement of his life. We all try to make him feel that it was God' decision but he refuse to accept anything. He says, I do not feel now that way ,and believes she was to be with him for another 10- 15 years.

  • 2015-12-06 13:23:37
    Mary Jones jr

    What a terrible thing to read about Connie- Constance. A wonderful and one of the brightest teachers , I ever met. She was dedicated to her teaching, research, writing, reading extensively, ethical , charitable and most loyal and ethical person. Connie and Pradeep are one of the best couples, I have ever met when,  and continue to be friends with my husband John. What a loss. I am extremely bothered now. Connie did some good things in my life, which I can never ever pay back. Pradeep, please look after yourself and let me know, if I can ever do anything for you. 

  • 2016-04-16 16:14:22

    Pradeep, What a shock to me and my friends and family. I am sure you must be crushed and might have been not able to tell me in time but I can see the world different as Connie was Connie, Pradeep. I always considered her my mentor and teachers in every aspect and so are her and my family and friends including you. You both were special couple and I am sure many of your own friend's perhaps including relatives didn't know what you both are. I am sure they knew but I don't think they truly knew. Please keep in touch with us and we would love to see you when you come to see us or we would fly and see you and catch up with you both. The trip in Ireland, Norway, Vienna and the symphony was fun with you. Cortona, Tuscany and rest of the Italy and when we saw both together was a great time to remember.

  • 2016-04-19 00:49:27
    George and Judy

    Pradeep, I found out from the Michigan Phil Beta about Connie. I can't believe that Connie is in the listing. I truly was in shock and old good memories of you both were fresh and I can feel, how much you loved her and she was crazy for you. You were truly meant for each other and now I have so much pain to see that two happy couples, I would miss. Please note that we are with you in this difficult time and in our lives. Let's hope we can be in touch with each others. Connie was super intelligent and highly well read. George is missing her intellectual conversation and yours.

  • 2016-05-19 11:57:10
    R Sehgal

    What a terrible news, Pradeep. How come you didn't inform me and all of your friends. She was special when I came to see you in Evanston and stayed in your home My god, I can't ever forget that she was happy to see her husband, childhood friends and and staying in the house was like, I was in my own house. 2006 was the last time I met her when she along with her flew to attend my daughter' marriage. Later, I have been talking to you and Connie when you were out swim and she always gave you the message and you immediately called back. I have seen her ethical aproach on the guests and friends. Wonderful Wife of your, Pradeep is gone and Pradeep, I can't believe that you are now alone. You are welcome to come and stay with us. But knowing you would not leave her home and your home too. Please let me know if I can do anything to help you. Raji

  • 2020-11-01 16:49:48
    Pappi Berry

    It’s a very very painful experience for her husband who lives in a very difficult situation with the books writing in her memories of his wife

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