Berzinis - Jeffrey Peter Berzinis (1944-)


Berzinis - Jeffrey Peter Berzinis (1944-)

Jeffrey Peter Berzinis (1944-) was born on December 4, 1944 to Peter Berzinis Jr. and Anne F. (Lukauskas) Berzinis in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeff grew up on Braintree Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts, a block from the water. He became a sheetmetal worker, coming by the profession honestly as his father worked in auto body repair and his mother, a nurse, worked as a welder at the end of WWII. He married Audrey Jane, the daughter of Georgia Isabelle (Anderson) Bevan Gray of Verona Island, Maine. Jeff and Audrey settled in Penobscot, Maine in 1970.

In 1973, Audrey and Jeff Berzinis and Bonnie and Tom Sawyer purchased the Southwest Boat Corporation yard and renamed it Southwest Boat Marine Services. It was in complete disrepair. While this reconstruction was going on, many times people would stop by and reminisce about the "good old days." New pilings, piers, buildings and more parking were added. In 1998, the Sawyers' opted out and the yard continues today [2012] with the Berzinis.


“Berzinis - Jeffrey Peter Berzinis (1944-),” Southwest Harbor Public Library Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2018, 14068