Services Set for Holly Berry Huynh

Visitation and funeral services have been set and a memorial fund started in honor of the little girl killed in last week's deadly car crash.


Holly Berry Huynh will be buried Wednesday, one week from the day her young life ended.

She will rest in the Doylestown Cemetery, just a little over a mile from the place she died on the Rt. 611 Bypass.

Services have been set for Holly, who was a fourth grader at Central Bucks' Groveland Elementary School. Arrangements are being handled by the Shelly Funeral Home, Easton and Keller’s Church Roads, Plumsteadville.

Relatives and friends are invited to Holly’s viewing on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Her funeral service will follow on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the River of Life Church, 3434 Durham Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow in the Doylestown Cemetery.

Condolence messages may be left at the Book of Memories set up in Holly's name.

Holly was a straight-A student who enjoyed both science and art, a talent she honed through classes at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Like many girls her age, she also loved gymnastics, and took classes at the Little Gym in Warrington, according to her obituary. She also loved animals and liked to train dogs.

Holly died Wednesday night when the car she and her grandmother, Suzanne Berry, were in was hit from behind on the Rt. 611 Bypass. According to investigators, a Ford Mustang crashed into the back of Berry's Honda CRV around 6:46 p.m., forcing the car off the road.

Residents who live near the Bypass heard the crash and called 911. By the time they got to the scene, emergency responders were already there, feverishly working to save the two.

Holly was pronounced dead at the scene, but rescuers were able to resuscitate Berry, 55, who wasn't breathing. She was airlifted to Temple University Hospital in "extremely critical condition."

The Mustang, meanwhile, was propelled several hundred yards down the Bypass before crashing into the lefthand guard rail. The driver, Drew Bodden, 37, and his female passenger, Christine Mokrynchuk, 43, suffered serious leg injuries from the impact. They were taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

After that, the crash scene quickly became a crime scene. Bucks County detectives and prosecutors from the District Attorney's homicide by vehicle division spent hours collecting and documenting evidence and recording the expansive scene in photos and video.

District Attorney David Heckler said his office may decide this week whether to charge Bodden in connection with the crash.

Holly is survived by her mother, Colleen Berry Huynh, her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Suzanne Berry, maternal great grandmother Suzanne Turner, paternal great grandparents, Jeanette and Robert Berry, Colleen’s companion George Ross, aunt Megan Gillahan (Brian), uncles Ron and Matt Berry and cousins Savannah, Teddy, Darby, Camryn and Alycia.

A memorial fund also has been established in her name. Contributions may be made payable to the Holly Berry Huynh Memorial Fund, c/o Univest National Bank, PO Box 446, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.


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DaveCave November 25, 2012 at 02:05 PM
God Bless
Ashante' November 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
this is soo sad god bless her
Barry Page November 26, 2012 at 01:45 AM
God bless this precious child, her grandmother and all of her family and and friends! Barry
Bonnie Freeman November 27, 2012 at 04:04 PM
So very sad. My heart aches for the family. What a beautiful litle girl.
Buckingham Mom November 27, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I do not even know Holly or her family, but I have not been able to stop thinking about them since the accident. My heart breaks for them.
Flaxen November 28, 2012 at 05:14 PM
God Bless this beautiful little girl and her family. May the loving memories calm their pain.


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