Passionist priest and acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Berry died in Well-Spring Retirement Community, Greensboro NC, at 6:25 am, Monday, June 1, 2009.
Funeral services will be held in four places:
1) Greensboro NC's St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, primarily but not exclusively for Thomas's family and the local community, Wednesday, June 3, 2009.
2) The Passionist Monastery, Jamaica, NY on Saturday June 6, 2009 at 11am.
3) Here at our monastery (Green Mt Monastery)which Thomas chose as his final resting place. Open to all. We anticipate a Mass of Resurrection and Burial to take place here on Monday June 8 at 11am. If this day/time changes, we will notify you by Tuesday afternoon
If you plan to attend, please Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions and Lodging Options are listed below.
4) A more general and public memorial service at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City, where Thomas was honorary canon, details to be arranged by the Thomas Berry Foundation and directed by
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim.
GREEN MOUNTAIN MONASTERY: Driving directions and Lodging
Airports: Burlington, Vermont (about 1 and a half hours distance) and Manchester, New Hampshire (about 3 hours distance)
Glover, Craftsbury and Hardwick are about 15-20 minutes from Greensboro, Montpelier, the Capitol is about 55 minutes from Greensboro)
Kimball House Bed and Breakfast
email@example.com 802 472 6228
Maple Manor Bed and Breakfast
Glover, Vermont 802 525 9591
Inn on the Common
Craftsbury, Vermont 802 586 9619
Craftsbury, Vermont 802 586 2848
Greensboro, Vermont 802 533 2647
Rodgers Country Inn
Glover, Vermont 802 525 6677
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Craftsbury, Vermont 802 586 7767 or 802 729 7751
Whetstone Brook Bed and Breakfast
Craftsbury, Vermont 802 586 6916
Montpelier, Vermont 802 229 2222
Driving Directions to Green Mountain Monastery
From places South:
Take Interstate 91 North to I 89 North via exit 10North toward Barre-Montpelier. Take exit 8 toward US 2 Montpelier following US 2 into VT 14 to the town of Hardwick.
**From town of Hardwick, Vt
In Hardwick go through the blinking light (You will pass the Buffalo Mountain Food co-op on the right) You will see a laundry at the corner, bear to the left at this curve and go one block. There will be a Police station on the right and library on the left. At this corner go right and follow this road straight into Greensboro (about 7 -8 miles). Coming into Greensboro you will see Willeys Store on the Right. At Willeys go right and stay straight on this road for about 3 miles. (the road turns into a dirt road) You will come to a street sign for Jaffin Flt, go left onto Jaffin. Take this road a short distance and you will see a huge red barn and white farmhouse on the right. Pass this and take the first right turn which is Hillcrest Road. Go down Hillcrest, we are the first drive on the right. 420 Hillcrest Road. 802 533 7056.
From Burlington, Vermont
From Burlington take I 89 south and get off at Exit 10- Waterbury/Stowe Exit. When you come off the ramp go left. Continue on this road(100n) through the towns of Stowe, Morrisville onto 15 to Hardwick. When you come to the Light in Hardwick go left, you will pass the Buffalo Mt Food Co-op on the right………
**** Follow above directions from the town of Hardwick.
From Places North
Take I 91 south to Exit 25- Barton/Hardwick Exit. Go right onto VT 16 (Glover Road) and continue on this to the Bend Road. Go right on the Bend Road until it ends. There will be a Post Office on the right. Take this right and stay straight on this road for about 3 miles. (the road turns into a dirt road) You will come to a street sign for Jaffin Flt, go left onto Jaffin. Take this road a short distance and you will see a huge red barn and white farmhouse on the right. Pass this and take the first right turn which is Hillcrest Road. Go down Hillcrest, we are the first drive on the right. 420 Hillcrest Road. 802 533 7056.
From Weston, Vermont
Go to Rutland and take Rte 4 to Rte 100 to 107 to Bethel where you can get on Rte 89North. Take Rte 89N to the Montpelier Exit (8). Coming off the exit stay straight on Rte 2 which turns into Rte 14north into Hardwick.
** Follow above directions from the town of Hardwick.
From Manchester, New Hampshire
Take I 93 past Littleton,NH to I 91 in Vermont (abt 120 miles)
Merge right onto I 91n towards St Johnsbury. Take Exit 21, merge right onto US2w toward VT 15. Pass through Danville. In West Danville, turn right onto Grand Army of the Republic Highway (VT 15) Take this into Hardwick. Look for the laundrymat on the right. Turn right and go one block. There will be a Police station on the right and library on the left. At this corner go right and follow this road straight into Greensboro (about 7 -8 miles).
*******Follow above directions as indicated from the town of Greensboro.
Donations honoring Thomas's memory may be made to the Thomas Berry Foundation, % Mary Evelyn Tucker, 29 Spoke Drive, Woodridge, CT 06525. Inquiries and greetings may be made by email to Dr. Margaret Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org) rather than by telephone.