Obituaries

Barry, Kathleen “Kay”

May 13th, 2009

Kathleen “Kay” (Davey) Barry, age 83, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, surrounded by her family.

Born on September 11, 1925, in Charlestown, Kay was the daughter of the late Martin and Annie (McGowan) Davey of Ireland. Kay worked as a clerk in the accounting office of New England Telephone Company immediately following high school where she met many life-long friends. Later she was famous for working at the company store of Sweetheart Plastics in Wilmington for many years. Kay had a love of Irish music and Irish step-dancing that she shared with all who knew her. She was an very active member of St. Thomas Church in Wilmington where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Kay also loved going to the beach and being with her family and friends.

Kay is the beloved wife of 62 years to Leo G. Barry, devoted mother of Michael Barry and his wife Joanne Jaxtimer of Milton, Anne McGann and her husband Bob of Burlington, Mary Barry Emerick of Wilmington, Kathy Callan of Tewksbury, Peggy Russo and her husband Mike of Chelmsford and the late Robert Barry, dear Sister of James Davey of Wilmington and the late John Davey of Hull. Kay was also the loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, May 15th at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 A.M. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, May 14th from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Kay Barry to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.

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14 Entries in Guest Book for “Barry, Kathleen “Kay””

  1. Nancy Davey & Melissa says:

    Auntie Kay, you will be sadly missed. We love you very much.
    Say Hi to Dad / Grampy for us.

  2. Julie (Barry) Payne says:

    Uncle Leo and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
    Love Julie (Barry) Payne and SMSgt Michael Payne, (USAF)

  3. Julie Doyle says:

    Peg and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am praying for you all. Let me know If I can do ANYTHING. Julie

  4. Rick Terrio says:

    Uncle Leo and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Kay. She was a great lady! We have many great memories of Barry/Terrio get together’s over the years.
    Sincerely, Rick and Laurie Terrio

  5. Nathalie Eshel says:

    Dear Kathy
    We are sorry for your loss and we are thinking about you and your family during these difficult times.

    with love,
    Nathalie, Mia and Peggy.

  6. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    Dear Mike, Anne, Mary, Kathy, Peggy, and all the Barry Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady– One of our “Kelley/Chandler Rd. Moms”! We raise our glasses to both Kay and to Leo for giving us the Barry “kids” to play with..then AND NOW!
    I know there will be many tears..tears of sadness but also tears of laughter as you remember and celebrate Kay’s life!
    Love to you all,
    Beth,Bob, Robert and Janelle

    Love to you all…Beth, Bob, Janelle and Robert

  7. Paul Terrio says:

    Dear Uncle Leo and Barry family,
    I was so sad to hear the news when my mom called me this week. I will always remember the warm dear smile she had whenever I saw her. She had a way of brightening up my day. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Paul

  8. Sue Hewitt says:

    Leo,Mike,Ann,Mary,Kathy and Peggy and your families,
    We were saddened by the passing of Kay. She was a wonderful,caring and giving person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Love Sue and Dennis

  9. Hap Farber says:

    My condolences to the family.

  10. Luisa Quaceci says:

    Peggy,

    Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Deepest sympathy,
    Quaceci Family

  11. Joanne (Davey) LaLiberte says:

    A week has passed and I’m thinking of Auntie Kay. She is sitting on the beach with Bobby and Uncle John and her other dear friends and family that she can now relax with. We will miss her great stories.

    Love from us all,
    Joanne, Mark, Kevin and Patrick

  12. Wendy says:

    Love you and miss you Nana very much.

  13. Joe Gallagher says:

    I just heard from Bernadette about the sad news. Your mother was a great friend of our family, especially my parents. She was a strong positive influence on all of us as we grew up in Wilmington. She was always there when Kevin, Ed and I along with the Reitchels needed help as altar boys. I also remember her active involvement in our CYO activities with Father Paul and all of us when we were teenagers. She and your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of the Gallagher family.

    Joe

  14. Joe Gallagher says:

    I just heard from Bernadette about the sad news. Your mother was a great friend of our family, especially my parents. She was a strong positive influence on all of us as we grew up in Wilmington. She was always there when Mike, Ed and I along with the Reitchels needed help as altar boys. She was always there ensuring we had what we needed. I also remember her active involvement in our CYO activities with Father Paul and all of us when we were teenagers. She and your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of the Gallagher family.

    Joe

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