Richard A. Barry Sr., 69
East Bridgewater – Richard A. “Dick” Barry Sr., 69, of East Bridgewater, former longtime resident of Hudson, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Brockton Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Donna M. (Handorff) Barry of East Bridgewater, formerly of Hudson.
Dick was born in Marlborough, son of the late Gerard and Mildred (Pond) Barry. He was raised in Hudson, where he attended local schools and was a 1962 graduate of Hudson High School. He was a member of the football, baseball, and track teams at the high school, and will be inducted into the Hudson High School Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a member of the football team this November.
Dick served in the U.S. Army, Massachusetts National Guard, Co. B in Hudson from 1963 till being honorably discharged in 1969. He was employed by General Motors Co. in Framingham for many years and later worked as a machinist locally until his retirement in 2008. He resided in Hudson until moving to East Bridgewater in 2012 and was a member of the Hudson Elks.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his two children, Richard A. Barry Jr. and his wife Nadine of Worcester and Jennifer Dolan and her husband Edward of Blackstone; his step-daughter, Jessica Cahill and her significant other Keith Pearson of East Bridgewater; his two brothers, Jack Barry of North Carolina and Robert Barry of Hudson; and his two sisters, Mildred Tebo of Berlin and Cathy Ghent of Maine. He was the brother of the late Gerry Barry and Michael Barry Sr. He is also survived by his three loving grandchildren, Brandon and Jake Barry and Connor Pearson, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service and celebration of Dick's life will be held Friday, July 5, at 8:00 p.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Akadia Rd., Casco, ME 04015.
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