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“John, I was saddened to hear of your Dad's passing from my sister. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. Your Dad looked to me...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jack Nason - Chelmsford, MA

“Dear Janet and family, I was sorry to hear about your Dad. It's always hard to lose your parent no matter how long they lived. May your daddy RIP....Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Iobst McDonald - FL

“Dear Janet and family, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He lived quite a long life, but it's still hard to lose your daddy. May he RIP....Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Iobst McDonald - FL

“John, Shelly, Denise, and Pam. I am so sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law, and uncle. John, you don't know me, but Shelly, Denise, and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Vanaria - Henderson, NV

“Dear John & Barry Family ~ We were saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved family member. May our loving Lord walk with you through this...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Carmen & Carol Quintiliani - MA

“To the Barry Family,Your Dad was one in a million. He also had a kind word for everyone and about everyone, and was very funny., especially dealing...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Feeley - Framingham - Friend

“To The Barry Family, So sorry for your loss, Ed was a Godsend when my husband Bob was stricken with ALS. Ed had a HEART of GOLD, so helpful and kind....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Gerry Pratt - MA - Friend

“To the Barry Family, I was so sorry to hear of ur dads passing....May all ur wonderful memories stay in ur heart forever......❤urj ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary ann & Bob McGovern - Waltham, MA

“Grampy,You have been such a rock for me... You are such a kind man who always had my back. I love you. I hope you get to teach me golf on the back...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Morgan Demella - Burlington, MA

“Ed,you were the best neighbor and friend anyone could have. You will be missed greatly. Jacquie and David Sadlo ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“John & Michelle we send our deepest sympathy to you & your family in the loss of your father .Billy & Barbara Gobbi ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Gobbi - Litchfield, NH

“Edward M,For nearly 40 years you have treated me like a son. I will always cherish your positive attitude, kindness, and the generosity you have...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Marchioni - Westford, MA

“Gramp.. I will miss your laugh and happpy go lucky attitude. You had a great love for life and family. I hope u are golfing with your friends and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Stacia Barry - Framingham, MA

“My only regret was not being able to see you more often due to living out of state.I remember when I was younger, you would come by on the weekends...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Denise Barry - Van Buren Twp, MI

“Always smiling, he had the most pleasant personality one could ever imagine. You'll be missed by all especially by Your Little Woman. Rest In Peace....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sheila Chartier - Family


Leominster – Mr. Edward M. Barry, of Leominster, formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He was 92.

Ed was born in Waltham on June 23 1926, a son of the late John Daniel and Catherine A. (Pratt) Barry, and had been a lifelong resident before moving to Leominster in 1986. Until his retirement he worked as a heavy equipment operator and working foreman for the Waltham Street Department.

After graduating from Waltham High Ed joined the United States Army where he served in the Pacific with the 31st Infantry Division. His unit saw action at Okinawa, the last island battle of the Pacific campaign, and then in South Korea where they helped to prevent the Soviet move to take over the entire peninsula after the Japanese capitulation in 1945.

In his youth Ed was terrific in sports, especially in golf, and was able to get out on the links often until just a few years ago. He was a lifetime member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 in Waltham and held the distinction of being the only post commander to hold that position at the unit's old location on Weston Street and at the 'new' building on Waverley Oaks Road.

While he was in Waltham Ed was long active at Saint Mary's Church where he ran the parish bingo games for years and after the move to Leominster did the same for his new parish, Saint Cecelia's.

He leaves his wife of seventy years, Pauline F. (Berry) Barry; his children, John D. Barry (Michelle) of Waltham, Kathleen Marchioni (Michael) of Westford and Janet Barry (Ron Vokey) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Matthew and Stacia Barry, Morgan DeMella and Valerie Marchioni; his great-grandchild, Rylee Barry; three step-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Ed was a brother of the late Daniel, Dennis, George, Helena and Martha Barry, Jane Fraize and Barbara Herlihy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ed's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, March 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.