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“Kenny, you were a beloved Husband and dad, and a good solid neighbor. We didn't know each other too well, but I enjoyed the few times you came over...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Michael DiLorenzo - Maynard, MA

“I didn't personally know Kenny, but his niece and I are close - so I just wanted to say that from what I've heard, he seemed like an amazing guy and...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kyra Pino - Waltham, MA

“Im so sorry i couldnt make it.. Kenny was a great guy and will be deeply missed. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Billie Dion - Worcester, MA

“My condolence to Karen, Melissa, Dj, Alexi , his wife and child. In this difficult time you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Kenny was a genuine...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sophia BECKFORD - WATERTOWN, MA

“We are so shocked and saddened to hear this news. Kenny has been a wonderful neighbor and our hearts are broken for his family, especially Liana and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Molly DiLorenzo - Maynard, MA

“Today is the day we say goodbye to you. I wish I had known you better as you grew up, but just knowing you when you were a baby and young man was...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Kymberly Casey - Stoneham, MA

“I'm sorry for your loss The short time we were neighbors I enjoyed his laughter by the backyard fires and watching Him chase Ava around the yard ....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Steven Corriveau - Maynard, MA

“Karen,DJ,Melissa and family I truly am so sorry about your loss of Kenny. As we all know sometimes there are truly no word this is one of those times...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Eric Cooper - Pittsfield, NH

“Our deepest condolences to you all in this time. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Justin Azbill - Mattapoisett, MA

“Karen and family, I'm sure words cannot express the pain that you must have at this difficult time. Kenny was like a son to me as you know Karen,...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Cormier - waltham, MA

“so very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing.Way to young. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: sherri mckenna - waltham, MA

“Karen, DJ, and Melissa, words just cannot even begin to say how sorry I am to hear about Kenny. Shocked and saddened, to say the very least. I've...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Dugas Coveney - Waltham, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Barry family during this hard time.. You will be so missed Kenny. Gone to soon!! ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth DiFlumeri - Waltham, MA, MA

“My heart is broken. I remember Kenny when he was such a little boy running around Chester Lane. May he Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Cotterly - Marlborough, MA

“Words can't express how saddened I am to hear about Kenny. My deepest condolence to your family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Nicole Macdonald - Waltham, MA

A perfect day for Kenny Barry might be described by great fish stories from a good day on the water in his boat…to return home to the wonderful smile and embrace of his four year old daughter, Ava and a kiss from his much loved wife, Liana who has made his heart smile since even before August 14, 2010 when they married on the Cape. The day would also be spent barbecuing and sitting by the fire pit with family and friends with the sounds from the radio or television in the background with a great Red Sox or Patriots game. And of course…his much loved dog Maggie would always be by his side. There were many good days like this for Kenny.

Kenny died unexpectedly at home on Monday, April 29, 2019. He was 38. 

Born on April 1, 1981 in Waltham he was a son of Karen L. (McHugh) Barry and the late David J. Barry. Raised in Waltham he attended Waltham Public Schools and graduated with the class of 2000 from Waltham High School. 

Shortly after marriage to Liana they made Hudson their home before moving to Maynard in 2015.

Kenny defined hard-worker. As a foreman and laborer for JJ Hardwood Floors in Acton he was a loyal, well-liked and respected co-worker. And outside of work he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

In addition to his wife, Liana M. (Romero) Barry and daughter, Ava C. Barry he leaves his mother, Karen L. Barry of Waltham and siblings, David J. Barry (Bethany) of Franklin, Melissa Barry (Alexi Quinones) of Waltham, George Barry and Elizabeth Barry, both of Manchester, NH; his mother-in-law of Judith A. Nadeau of Attleborough; nieces & nephews Jameson Barry, Jasmine, Keira and Isabella Quinones; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will honor and remember Kenny's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, May 3rd from 4 to 8 pm. His Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday in The Wilson Chapel of Andover Newton Theological College, 234 Herrick Street, Newton Centre at 10 a.m. Burial is private.

A memorial fund to help Liana with expenses and Ava's future education costs is available at: