Obituary of Robert T. 'Bob' Barry

USMC
World War II Veteran

Robert T.“Bob” Barry- of Woburn, Friday, May 12th, at eighty nine years of age. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor “Joan” (Warner) Barry. Devoted father of Mark Barry and his life partner Rand Woodrick of Wakefield, the late Diane Chesler, and Lauren Barry. Loving brother of Mary Reddington,her husband Robert, of Needham, and the late James Barry. Cherished grandfather of Lauren Chesler of NH, Sean “Jack” Chesler and Kevin Chesler of CT. Bob is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 158 Washington St. Winchester at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 17th, 4-8 p.m.

OBITUARY:

Robert T. “Bob” Barry passed away, Friday, May 12th, at Care One Nursing Facility in Wilmington. The beloved husband of the late Eleanor “Joan” (Warner) Barry, he was 89 years of age.

Born and raised in Everett, Bob was one of three children born to the late Thomas and Helen (O’Brien) Barry. He attended Everett Public Schools, where he graduated with the Class of 1945. During his time in high school, Bob met a charming classmate named Joan with whom he would spend many wonderful years with and raise three loving children with. They married at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. Once completing high school, Bob enlisted into the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

After returning home from the war, Bob continued on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Merrimack College. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he and Joan moved to Woburn, where they nestled in, made their home and raised their three children. Bob began his career in sales and secured himself with a position at International Harvester, where he remained for a good number of years and then on to Casey Dupuis Company from where he retired.

Bob was very active with his children and had been involved in the community as an Assistant Boy Scout Master which he did for roughly 15 years. As a Scout Master, Bob enjoyed many activities with the scouts, camping, hiking and various community activities. An avid football fan he enjoyed watching the Patriots over the years.

Spending summers at the shores of Cape Cod were always Bob's favorite. With Joan and the children, it was all about family, being together and sharing long walks on the beach, "fun in the sun," and most impotantly, each other.

Bob will always be remembered for his love of talking with people along with his warm, friendly and charming personality.

Sadly, in addition to his parents, his wife Joan, Bob was predeceased by his two daughters Diane Chesler and Lauren Barry, along with his brother James Barry.

Bob is lovingly survived by his son Mark Barry, his life partner Rand Woodrick of Wakefield. Loving brother of Mary Reddington,her husband Robert, of Needham. Cherished grandfather of Lauren Chesler of NH, Sean “Jack” Chesler and Kevin Chesler of CT. Bob is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 18th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 158 Washington St. Winchester at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 17th, 4-8 p.m.