G. Robert “BB” Barry

November 27, 2019

G. Robert “BB” Barry

G. Robert “BB” Barry – of Dracut, November 27, 2019, at the age of seventy-eight. Beloved husband of 51 years to Martha (Wood) Barry. Cherished father of Cynthia Tobey, her husband Alan Tobey of Billerica, Jennifer Hager, her husband Gavin Hager of ME, and Alecia Barry, her fiancé Kenneth Mello of Dracut. Adored grandfather of Elizabeth and Matthew Tobey, Mary Louise Hager and Ashley Labbe. Dear brother of Joan Krant, her husband Leo of Medford, Peter Barry, his wife Ann of Billerica, Sheila Marshall, her husband John of Woburn, James Barry of NH, Patricia Keegan, her husband Joe of NH and the late Mary Louise Parker. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday evening, December 6th at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 4-8 p.m. prior to and after the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in George’s honor to the American Lung Association 1661 Worcester Rd #301, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Heart Association 300 5th Ave Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451

G. Robert (B.B.) Barry – 78, of Dracut, died peacefully, November 27th,  at the Lowell General Hospital with his family by his side. He was beloved husband of 51 years to Martha (Wood) Barry.

Born in Malden MA, B.B. was a son of the late John Peter and Louise (Cox) Barry. He was raised and educated in Medford . After High School, B.B.  earned his  CDL,  trucking  license and thus began a long career as a truck driver and heavy machinery operator.  He worked on many projects in and out of Boston including Fenway Park and the Alewife T Station.  He was fortunate enough to be in his truck in Boston to give high fives to all the Red Sox World Champions this spring during their rolling rally.  In addition to working for numerous local trucking companies, he had the privilege of driving the sound equipment for The Cowsills, traveling around the country. At Pleasure Island in Wakefield, he worked as the stagecoach driver and sometimes played a bandit on his horse.  He also drove the Stagecoach for Rex Trailer at the Boston Garden Rodeo. 

One of B.B.’s passions was horses.  It was love of horses that placed him in the path of his future wife Martha.  The first time they met, he rode past her and told her he was going to marry her one day. He competed in many rodeos and horse shows, usually coming home proud with an award. He really was a cowboy at heart! 

He was the member of many clubs including the Centralville Sportsman’s club where he was able to go target shooting with family and friends.  Because of his job driving trucks, which was his heart and soul, it was rare for him to miss a truck show.  He enjoyed being a part of the Burlington truck show especially, because he loved seeing all the children climbing in and out of his truck.   He savored the opportunity to pull floats in local parades, especially the Woburn Halloween parade.

While living in Winchester with his family, some of the many opportunities he got to participate in was ringing the bell for Sunday service at The First Congregational Church and volunteering at the EnKa fair.  B.B.  was  tough and resilient, and was often referred to by his family as the Iron Man, after surviving multiple heart attacks and a bout with lung cancer. He was a loving, caring and dependable man  who took great pride in providing for his family.  His strong work ethic made him not only a great employee but an even better friend.  He was incredibly kind and would give you the shirt off his back if you would let him.   His giving nature placed him in the path of the New England Organ Bank which will allow him to continue to be so generous.   He will be deeply missed.

Along with his wife Martha, B.B.  is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Tobey, her husband Alan Tobey of Billerica, Jennifer Hager, her husband Gavin Hager of ME,  and Alecia Barry, her fiancé Kenneth Mello of Dracut. Adored grandfather of Elizabeth and  Matthew Tobey, Mary Louise Hager and Ashley Labbe. Dear brother of Joan Krant, her husband Leo of Medford, Peter Barry, his wife Ann of Billerica, Sheila Marshall, her husband John of Woburn, James Barry of NH, Patricia Keegan, her husband Joe of NH and the late Mary Louise Parker  and her husband Robert . Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews but also many friends who will truly feel his loss.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday evening, December 6th at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 4-8 p.m. prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in George’s honor to the American Lung Association 1661 Worcester Rd #301, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Heart Association 300 5th Ave Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday evening, December 6th at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 4-8 p.m. prior to and after the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in George’s honor to the American Lung Association 1661 Worcester Rd #301, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Heart Association 300 5th Ave Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451

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