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Karen  L. (McHugh)  Barry

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I was fortunate to have reconnected with Karen a few years ago, after many years. My daughter is her niece, so it was fabulous to be back in touch. I was so saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was such a kind soul. She will be missed! Deepest condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Christina Murphy - Dubai - Friend   Nov 22, 2020

I am sitting here, watching the video of Karen and still can not believe she is gone. Went to visit her yesterday and there was a sign she knew we were there. A bald eagle flew over us. It's all starting to feel real now, I will never see my friend again. I will miss you, Karen. More than you will ever know. I hope that you are up there, feeling well and that you are with Kenny. It gives

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Posted by: Kymberly Casey - Stoneham, MA   Oct 24, 2020

I am very sorry for your loss. Karen was a beautiful person, we reconnected recently and had planned to get together. I was happy to talk with her on the phone we spoke for over an hour as if time had not passed at all. Life passes far too quickly. Our bond was and remains a lifetime. Rest In Peace my dear friend❤

Posted by: Pauline Lavery - Friend   Oct 17, 2020

Hi Karen,
It was good to be able to smile at you being late to the church.
You were good at being late. You would call & ask if you could have 10 more minutes. Then when I went to get you, I would have to get out of the car, ring the bell as you were still not ready. I did not care. I would always let you drive as you liked to. We would be on the phone for

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Posted by: Terry Collins - Waltham, MA - Friend   Oct 16, 2020

Melissa, DJ & Tim,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's unexpected passing. We go back almost 50 years. I have a lot of pictures that you are welcome to if you would like from the late 70' and the 80's just reach out to me an we can connect. i think your families would enjoy seeing their grandmother back in the day.

I will forever treasure all the memories back when we built a business together with your parents.

Take Care,
Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. May she rest in eternal peace with Kenny.


Posted by: Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA - Family Friend   Oct 16, 2020

Hi Karen, To see you yesterday just blew me away. I held your hand and told you I loved you very much. As I go through my FaceBook memories I see your comments on pictures you have written. It breaks all our hearts that you will not be around anymore. You did a beautiful job with your children and your grand babies are beautiful. I will miss you so much. Tell we meet again I just wanted to tell you one more time how much I love you

Posted by: Johanna Szabo-Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA - Friend   Oct 16, 2020

IMelissa, DJ { am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is hard to believe I have a lot of memories of her where we lived a few houses apart .
May god bless her and your families .

Posted by: Barbara Martinez - Waltham, MA - Family Friend   Oct 15, 2020

Dear Melissa & D.J., Please remember all the fun n adventures we all had together each year, when life was simpler we were all younger and material things were less important. I'll treasure, driving to see X-Mas lights, the park, the zoo, Chuck E. Cheese, celebrating birthdays Thanksgiving, Halloween and spending time together, your mom loved adventure in her younger days,,, a thoughtful generous kind person who loved all of you so much and did what it took to get

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Posted by: Judy Sullivan - Danvers, MA - Family   Oct 14, 2020

To Karen's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved your mom and all the wonderful times we talked.
Love you all Yogi

Posted by: Johanna Szabo-Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA - Friend   Oct 14, 2020


I heard the new and my heart broke and I broke down in tears. You were always a loving, sweet, kind person, one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. I will miss our lunches and dinners, long talks and laughter. We shared a love for animals, and you always called me to help a hurt/injured animal and we made a great team doing our best to help them. You will be greatly missed. Until we meet again my friend. I love you

Posted by: Tammy Carlson - Waltham, MA - Friend   Oct 13, 2020