Jerold K. Barry

February 13, 2006

Jerold K. Barry
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

Vietnam War Veteran

JEROLD K. BARRY – in Woburn, unexpectedly, Monday, February 13th. Beloved husband of Diane L. (Schuurman) Barry. Devoted father of Helen L. DePrimeo and her husband Bill of Woburn, Frank E. Barry and his wife Jessica P. (Zuccola) of Billerica and Jerrold K. Barry of New Jersey. Loving brother of Joan Monroe of Marshfield, Jeanne Queen and her husband Bob of Woburn, James Barry and his wife Barbara of Lawrence, Janice Saulnier and her husband Ronald of Canada, Jaye Francis and her husband Wayne of Wilmington, Janie Francis of Lowell and the late John Barry, June Lombardo and Judith O’Connell. Cherished grandfather of Logan Barry DePrimeo. Dear brother-in-law of Kenneth Lombardo of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 18th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Jerold K. Barry, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 13th at Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Diane L. (Schuurman) Barry, he was fifty-nine years of age.

Born in Stoneham, Jerold, who was one of ten children, was the son of the late Edward M. and Helen (Rice) Barry. Jerry, as he was affectionately known, was raised and educated in the Burlington Public Schools. Following High School, Jerry entered the Marine Corps where he served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War.

Upon completion of his military duties, Jerry was employed in the Engineering Department for the Winchester Public Schools for a short period of time. He then moved on to work for Calvary Cemetery and eventually took a position with Chesterton as a machinist. He was assigned to the new John Hancock Building in Boston where he remained for over twenty-five years.

In 1973, Jerry married his wife Diane, a relationship he cherished and devoted himself to for thirty-three years. Together they made Woburn their home and raised three children. Jerry was the consummate family man, always planning trips with his extended family. As his children were growing, they enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting expeditions to New Hampshire and Maine. In addition, Jerry loved to entertain and cook for family and friends. Most recently, Jerry was blessed with a grandson, Logan, who lovingly called him “Papa???.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his brother, John Barry, and his sisters, June Lombardo and Judith O’Connell.

He is survived by his children, Helen L. DePrimeo and her husband Bill of Woburn, Frank E. Barry and his wife Jessica P. of Billerica and Jerrold K. Barry of New Jersey, his siblings, Joan Monroe of Marshfield, Jeanne Queen and her husband Bob of Woburn, James Barry and his wife Barbara of Lawrence, Janice Saulnier and her husband Ronald of Canada, Jaye Francis and her husband Wayne of Wilmington, Janie Francis of Lowell, his grandson Logan Barry Deprimeo and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Lombardo of Woburn. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, February 18th, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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  1. Uncle Jerry: “Doughboy”
    I have had so many awesome times with you times I’ll never forget. Stories we’ve shared and advice you given to me especially about boys I use it all the time. Nicknames we gave each other “Doughboy” and “Ms. Wilmington.” as each day passes I miss you more and more they say it gets easier but i don’t know when that day will come but I know you’re looking out for me still because I tell everyone you’re my guardian angel. I Love You so much Doughboy you mean so much to me. Give nana, Auntie June and Judy a big kiss for me
    Love you Doughboy

    Love Always
    Ms. Wilmington
    (Jillian)

  2. Laura
    Uncle Jerry, I love you very much and will miss you a lot. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I know your at peace now, but you will be greatly missed.
    I love you.
    Your niece,
    Laura

  3. uncle jerry
    we both miss you so much and love you very much i can’t believe your gone . ill always remember the good times we shared together the laughs, the jokes and family gatherings for there were always many . remember the song you always had me sing for you , youll never walk alone , well you won’t be alone your with gram and june and judy now till we see you again in heaven
    love you laurie& bobby

  4. Dad, where do I begin…my heart is just broken to pieces. I’ve always just loved you so much, always wanted to keep you safe. I’m lost without you. I know you would want me to stay strong for Mom and the boys and I’ll try, but my days will feel so empty without you here. You left me to many years to miss you. Logan will miss his Papa, your pockets full of lollipops, your candy dishes full of M&M’s, your big hugs and all your kisses. I will miss hearing your voice, our morning coffee, all our day trips, your silly jokes that would make me laugh. Talking about the Sox….but your did see them win the “World Series”. I will miss the hearing the words I Love you before we hung up the phone. I will just miss you. I’ll always love you and never have a day I won’t think of you. Be at peace you deserve it.

  5. Steve & Deb
    Jerry,you were and will always be a great friend. We will always remember the good times.
    In the best and worst situations,you always gave us something to smile and laugh about.There are so many Memories.We love you and will miss you.Give our love to June
    and Ma .

    Diane,Helen Jerry, Frank,
    Jean,Jaye, Janie,joan,JIM,
    Janice, OUR DEEPEST SYPATHY
    love
    Steve & Deb

  6. Jerry
    My bestfriend and dearest brother. I will miss all our shopping sprees, cooking together and ecspecially all the laughs and talks we have had over the years ecspecially the last few months. I am glad I got to tell you how much I loved you and enjoyed being with you before you left me. I have a void in my heart that will remain their until we meet again I love you with all my heart. your sister Jeanne xoxo I will take care of Diane like I promised you I would

  7. Jerry
    We love and Miss you so much.I will miss my visits with you after the library and shane will miss all the candy and the visits to your appartment. So whenever Shane and I visit the library I will remember the fond memories of our visits with you in your new place. We will miss all the laughs and good times
    Love you
    Stacey, Joey, Shane

  8. Jerry
    I love you and miss you very much.Always remember our cooking times together. I hope your getting good doughnuts now instead of the bricks I made for you. Alyssa will miss you and she cherished all her morning breakfasts with you and gram and big D. We will take care of Diane for you just like you asked. We will always be here for the kids also. Love you and miss you
    Kelley, Stephen, and Alyssa

  9. Jerrywe all miss you very much and love you with all our hearts. You were and always will be my favorite uncle. I love you. Give Gram a kiss for me Love you always and forever xoxoxo Debbie

  10. jerry, i just wanted to tell you how much i love you and i will miss you more than you will ever know, you are my big brother,my father figure,and most of all my best friend.The memories i have of us in the back yard,the talks,laughs,the memories of ma,june and judy that we shared will always be with me.I know you are all together now where you wanted to be so give them all a big hug and kiss for me….until we all see each other again. I love and miss you guys all so much. Jaye xoxoxoxo

  11. uncle jerry, i love you and will miss you very much…uncle jerry you were my favorite and always will be…..I LOVE YOU…… LOVE TAYLOR AND NIKKI

  12. uncle jerry, i will miss you tremendously, you will always be in our heart, we are going to miss the long days and nights chating up ma’s….i hope you really are at peace now…i love you…love always tammy and lexi…(DOUGHBOY) XOXOXO

  13. Jerry
    we all miss you very much and love you with all our hearts. You were and always will be my favorite uncle. I love you. Give Gram a kiss for me
    Love you always
    and forever
    xoxoxo
    Debbie

  14. uncle jerry, we all are going to miss that awesome smile you had and the jokes you always cracked.hope you are resting well with my mom and gram and judy and jackie.dont worry about diane she will be taken care of.well i love you and always will…… love always your niece lisa..<3

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