Karen L. (McHugh) Barry

  • Born: September 6, 1958
  • Died: October 8, 2020
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

mail@joycefuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Karen by adding your memories and photos.

Karen Barry loved life and the people in it. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren. A lover of God's creatures she fostered all sorts of animals and was known to feed a stray or two. She loved her living community on Ridge Lane and friendships that developed over the years. The self-dubbed 'Clubhouse G-5' was a group of neighbors who became friends and would gather often outdoors just for conversation and companionship.

She was David Ortiz's number one fan and would look forward to celebrating her birthday each year with a game at Fenway Park. Regardless of whether she was in the park or not if the Red Sox were playing she was listening or watching. Her love of animals inspired countless hours of volunteer work at various shelters including Animal Umbrella in Peabody. She was known to shop for a bargain and cut the weekly coupons for an even better deal.

Karen died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 62. In heaven she rejoins her son, Kenneth P. Barry who died April 29, 2019. She will be remembered as of the most genuine and nicest people who was loved by so many.

Born in Waltham on September 6, 1958 she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Judith (Campbell) McHugh she was a graduate of Waltham High School.

She leaves her children, Melissa A. Barry (Alex Quinones) of Waltham and David J. Barry of Seekonk; her daughter-in-law, Liana M. (Romero) Barry of Maynard; cherished grandmother of Jasmine, Keira and Bella Quinones of Waltham, Jameson Barry of Franklin and Ava Barry of Maynard; sister of Timothy McHugh of Billerica and James McHugh of Florida; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Karen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, October 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to help defray final expenses may be directed to https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-karen-barry?teamInvite=1LoHIDoeSK7u9z3jKTA6XnYjKFxySdrNJFfoEmXcABffgu2kv88jLZAZjBJGHdxz


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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   November 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 me some peace to know that you may be with him. Fly high with the angels. I love you and miss you so much.

Posted by Kymberly Casey - Stoneham, MA   October 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   October 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 hours, or going out shopping, or getting a bite to eat. We always ate in the car. I got the cooler to keep our Pepsi cold. I brought it up out of the car. I will miss all our times together. You really were a true friend. You would sign cards to me as twin & I would do the same to you, as you said we were like twins in so many ways. It is hard to not pick up the phone to call you. I listened to all the messages you sent. You are with Kenny now, tell him I said hi. I know how much you missed him. Melissa & DJ & Family, My heart & Prayers are with you all. May your Mother rest in peace. Like I said, I am here for you all when ever you need me. I have so many memories that I will treasure always, till we meet again. Love, Terry

Posted by Terry Collins - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 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.

Patty

Posted by Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA - Family Friend   October 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
Yogi

Posted by Johanna Szabo-Blenkhorn - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 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 .
Barbara

Posted by Barbara Martinez - Waltham, MA - Family Friend   October 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 what you all deserved to feel happy. I'll miss her n love you both dearly and always. Be in touch, know you are loved and thought about all the time,

Posted by Judy Sullivan - Danvers, MA - Family   October 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   October 14, 2020

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Karen,

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   October 13, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of such a great woman. May she Rest In Peace and reunite with her son Kenny

Posted by Kathy Denn - Newmarket, NH - Friend   October 13, 2020

Hi I am very sorry to hear about the loss. Karen was a wonderful lady and person will always be remembered. May she rip.

Posted by Thomas Sheehan - Somerville, MA - Friend   October 13, 2020

Karen was the most generous person with her love kindness and always thinking of others. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and especially her entire family that she so cherished.
P.S. Karen,
Hope you are enjoying a chocolate candy bar in heaven.

Posted by Vin & Peg Failla    October 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Enith Blodgett - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 11, 2020

To the Barry family,

I've known Karen for over 30 + years. We shared special friendship thru our children. Karen was a wonderful person and will greatly be missed by all.
Karen, I remember our long talks several years ago!!! (You know which ones).
Give my love to Kenny because until today I miss him so. But now you will be happy to be with him and have your weekly outing for dinner. We love you Karen and may you rest in peace along Kenny. I'll miss you!!

Love,
Nancy Cormier

Posted by NANCY CORMIER - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Karen. Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for your friendship and kindness. Give them all a big hug up there.
Kerri

Posted by Kerri Gabriele - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 11, 2020

My condolences to family & friends of Karen. She was such a sweet person. I knew her years ago & she was a great. May she RIP God got himself another angel.

Posted by Louise Curry - Waltham, MA - Friend   October 11, 2020


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