Jerrold K. “Jerry” Barry

February 5, 2021

Jerrold K. “Jerry” Barry

Jerrold “Jerry” K. Barry – of New Jersey, formerly of Woburn, unexpectedly, February 5th. Devoted father of Giuliana Barry of NJ. Beloved grandson of the late Helen J. Barry. Beloved son of Diane L. (Schuurman) Barry and the late Jerold K. Barry. Cherished brother of Helen L. Barry, her partner Dan Wall of Woburn and Frank E. Barry, his wife Jessica P. (Zuccola) of Billerica. Loving uncle of Logan and Chase Barry of Woburn and Derek and Natalie Barry of Billerica.  Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles’s Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, on Saturday, March 13th at 10 A.M. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives, friends and those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, March 12th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn from 3-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

Jerrold “Jerry” K. Barry – of New Jersey, formerly of Woburn, died unexpectedly, February 5th at the age of forty-four. He was the proud and devoted father of Giuliana Barry, 11, of NJ. 

Born in Winchester and raised in Woburn, Jerry was the beloved son of Diane L. (Schuurman) Barry and the late Jerold K. Barry. 

Growing up, Jerry was an incredible athlete and very involved in various activities such as Baseball, Football and Cross Countrybut none more than Wrestling. Jerry was a talented and fearless wrestler and was inducted into the Woburn High School Hall of Fame. Msg. John Mclaughlin was an integral part of his life and served as not only a wrestling coach but also a mentor through Jerry’s whole life.  

He was a graduate of Vermont Academy and went on to continue his wrestling career at Seton Hall University where he received his bachelor and master’s degrees. 

Jerry’s work career was mainly focused on Sales where he flourished and along that road, he was able to meet clients, friends and colleagues.  Jerry enjoyed everyone he met and touched so many lives.  Jerry had friends all over the world.

Everyone knew Jerry had a love of music! He was known for belting out a classic Whitney Houston at inappropriate times, singing duets with his sister Helen, rapping to Eminem or singing Broadway showtunes in his car.  Everyone that knew Jerry loved Jerry. He was always smiling and had a heart of gold.  

Jerry’s daughter was his world. He loved spending time with her as well as his nieces and nephews and planned trips he would nickname – cousin palooza.He will be missed so incredibly by all who knew him, all whose lives he touched, and all who loved him.

When you think of Jerry, celebrate the good memories you have of him. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Along with his daughter Giuliana, Jerry is survived by his mother Diane L. (Schuurman) Barry of Woburn. Cherished brother of Helen L. Barry, her partner Dan Wall of Woburn and Frank E. Barry, his wife Jessica P. (Zuccola) of Billerica. Loving uncle of Logan and Chase DePrimeo of Woburn and Derek and Natalie Barry of Billerica.  Dear grandson of the late Helen J. Barry.  Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends, especially from college, who meant the world to him. 

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles’s Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, on Saturday, March 13th at 10 A.M. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives, friends and those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, March 12th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn from 3-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Charles’s Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, on Saturday, March 13th at 10 A.M. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives, friends and those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Friday, March 12th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn from 3-6 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing.

 

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  1. Dear Barry Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. We attended Seton Hall University together. I will always remember his kindness and warm smile. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing.

  2. I had lunch with Jerry in New York about seven years ago after not seeing him for twenty years. He had the same sparkle in his eyes he had when we watched Hulk Hogan as kids. He was always a star. If you knew him you just knew it. He will continue to be one shining over us all.

  3. Jerry…I’m so sorry you’re not here anymore. We have not been together recently…however your posts have been inspiring!! I only went to your mom’s 70th bday party because of you and your mom! I’m so happy I did!! You were a complete gentleman!! I love and miss you immensely!! 💔💔💔💔

  4. I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. A true legend has left us. Not only as a Tanner, but a gem of a human being as well. My condolences to his friends and family. All my love. RIP, sir. Thanks for being you.

  5. Jerry had the vibrant energy And a kind soul to always feel like you were special to him when intern he was special to all of us. Jerry I’m grateful that we reconnected in the last month, which makes this hurt even more. You will be missed. You not only a touched a whole community here in Woburn but beyond that it’s evident in your sudden loss. You’ll be missed “Good buddy”

  6. I went to Vermont Academy with Jerry. He had an infectious personality and always made me smile. He cheered everyone up around him. I speak for my classmates, we all love Jerry so much. Over the years I enjoyed keeping in touch with him…he never changed. How one person can lift so many people around him is a rarity and true gift. We will be lost without you. May you rest in peace now. Prayers for his beautiful daughter and family.

  7. So sorry to hear the bad news. Jerry was one of my first friends when I went to the White school in 4th grade. And just seeing him around school over the years he always said “hi”. Then talking on Facebook especially when I was going through my divorce. He’ll always be in my thoughts.

  8. I worked with Jerry many years ago. Considered him a friend. What a great guy. Gone too early. RIP my friend…

  9. I met Jerry back in the day, shared beach houses and had mutal friends. I followed him on FB, Jerry was one of people I actually enjoyed seeing on social media. I pray for his family to find peace bc I cant imagine what you’re all going through. Sending my love.

  10. Very sad news. Jerry was a great person. Many timeless moments walking the green, advising, laughing, will be cherished forever. Seton Hall will forever be his home. We will miss him terribly.

  11. Dear Barry Family,
    My heartis heavy with the news of Jerry’s passing. He was an amazing person and a kind loving soul. May he no longer suffer and rest in peace.
    Jessie Genovese

  12. One of the Angels on earth. That’s the best I can say about Jerry. U will truly be missed by all the lives you touched. I know all my family has been truly touched by you. Fly high my friend🙏❤️

  13. Dear Frank – sorry to hear the sad news about your brother Jerry- may Jerry rest in peace now

  14. I don’t have the words or understanding of losing someone like Jerry Barry. He was one of my very 1st friends. I will always remember the White Scool together, going downtown Woburn and getting pickle subs for .75 cents. All the way through Woburn High our class president. To this day my kids eat a chicken sauce they call it Jerry Barry sauce. My heart goes out to his family his Mom, Helen, Frank and his daughter.
    R.I.P. brother “Good Buddy”

  15. I was deeply saddened when I learned of Jerry’s passing. One of my “Club Kids” gone too soon. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Jerry’s Family & friends. RIP Jerry …

  16. My heartfelt condolences to Jerry’s family and friends. Jerry was an old soul with a contagious smile. Rest In Peace!

  17. You are truly missed Jerry. You had a light that you shined for others to let them know they r loved. Rest easy Jerry

  18. Helen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

  19. Jonathan Fitzgerald

    Mrs. Barry, Frank, Helen. I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was an amazing person. I have nothing but fond memories of the time the group of us had growing up together. I’m thinking of you all.

  20. Barry family,
    So sorry for your loss. May Jerry Rest In Peace.

    Charles, Charlene & Robert Culhane

  21. Mr.& Mrs. Robert Queen

    Jerry You will be greatly missed by your family and your many friends RIP your with your dad,& gram love you and will miss you so much until we meet again We love you xoxo Auntie Jeanne & Uncle Bob🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  22. Deborah J Greco

    Jerry I hope your at peace now. Kiss dad and Gram for me and you have left a whole in so many lives. You are going to be missed very much xoxo Debbie & John

  23. Linda & Joe Mantone

    Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. To lose someone so young and loved is a hard thing to get your head around. Know that we hold all of his family in our hearts and are sending hugs and prayers to all. Joe & Linda Mantone

  24. Dianne Connor Carbone

    Shocked and so very sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. I have known Jerry and his family since first day of kindergarten at the White School where he and my son Chad became great friends in school as well as sports, especially wrestling. Jerry was always respectful, hard working, and a great competitor. A joy to be around, and that smile would brighten a day. My heart goes out to his Mom, Diane, his sister Helen, and his brother Frank, who were his greatest fans. He spoke of his daughter with such love and pride when home in Woburn, he will be missed.
    Dianne Connor Carbone

  25. Kristen Power Arcari

    Dear Mrs. Barry, Helen and Frank,

    Sending my deepest condolences. May Jerry Rest In Peace.

    Sincerely,

    Kristen Power Arcari

  26. Dear Helen and family,
    I’m so very sorry for your terrible loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love,
    Charlene Fish

  27. I keep replaying all my memorable moments with Jerry. He was a star and had a personality like no other. He was part of my family. He called my grandma Nana. He always said our dad’s are up in heaven together looking down on us. Now he’s with them. He had many strong and happy moments in sobriety. He fought hard. I was so proud of him for fighting. Sobriety is the harder choice. It’s torture at times. I’m glad he’s not suffering anymore. I just wish HE truly understood how much he was loved and how many lives he made better. He will never be forgotten and my love for him will always run deep. Until we meet again Jerber.

  28. Lori Kelly Urquhart

    Diane, Helen,& Frank, I am so sorry for your loss of Jerry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Much love & hugs to you all!❤️

  29. Barry family so sorry for your loss Jerry is a good man thoughts and prayers from the Lees. Rest In Peace Jerry

  30. I will begin with a quote from one of my best friends and AA success story, Steve:

    “Some souls choose this path because their recovery will help light the way for others.
    They truly selfless souls help others through the ultimate sacrifice of their suffering.
    He saved many lives. That was his purpose. That’s what I believe anyway when people don’t make it.”

    This has helped to bend my broken heart a little bit because it makes sense to me that Jerry was one of the chosen saviors of the broken. Jerry was one of my best and oldest friends. He was kind, friendly, loving, selfless, funny, fun, and more, to a fault.

    I will love Jerry for the rest if my life and I know that he will watch over us all as he did in life and we will see our Jerry again.

    Love and healing to his family, his daughter Giuliana, his ex-wife, Virginia and all of his friends and even all of the strangers whose lives were forever changed by his smile and friendly words.

    Rest in peace Jerry Barry…see you on the other side.

    Love,
    Aleida

  31. Mr. & Mrs. John Burgio

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Barry family. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time. God bless.

  32. Diane i am so sorry for your loss my heart is breaking for you Helen and Frank Jerry was a ray of sunshine on a rainy day his smile could light up the room it was so contagious heaven just gained an amazing soul keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers 💔

  33. My sincere condolences to Jerry’s entire family and network of friends. He has left too soon but will be remembered in your hearts forever.
    Erin Kelley

  34. Frank and Helen I am sorry for your loss and saddened at the passing of Jerry. I met him coaching little league 36 years ago and then wrestling. He was a fun vibrant person who I was fortunate to keep in touch with. He will be deeply missed.

  35. Frank and Family, my deepest of sympathies and prayers to you all. I’ve know Jerry since we were 13 and most recently he helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. I spoke to him on the daily, And will miss out daily texts. I am speechless and heart broken. May he Rest In Peace and may you all find peace knowing he touched so many. Lots of love Joanne Gonsalves Reynolds

  36. I have so many great memories from the high school wrestling days. You will be forever missed.
    Rest In Peace

  37. Dear Helen & The Barry Family,

    So sorry about Jerry. He was such a genuine person and a friend to all. You are all in so many people’s thoughts.

    Love, Susan

  38. You gave everybody something that each of us will cherish fah-evah…. Godspeed, and love to your family.

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