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ANDOVER: Mr. John J. Barry, a longtime resident of Andover and beloved husband of Mary C. (Weshonko) Barry, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday morning, February 16, 2016. He was 71 years old.

Born in Lawrence on May 10, 1944, he was the beloved son of the late John J. Barry and Mary E. (Darby) Connor. John was also the loving step-son of the late Joseph Connor.

Mr. Barry worked as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Nashua, New Hampshire. He also had been employed by Phillips Academy as the Superintendent of Grounds & Services for many years. In his spare time, John enjoyed playing golf with his friends and family. Above all, he was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. John was committed to attending his grandchildren's many events and truly enjoyed being "Papa." He will be dearly missed.

Besides his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary Claire, John was the loving father of John J. and his wife, Caryl A. Barry of Andover and Peter M. and his wife, Danielle R. Barry of Holden, cherished grandfather of John (Jake), Jessica, PJ and Julia Barry, dear brother of Michael and his wife, Karen Barry of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., step-brother of Mickey and his wife, Joyce Connor of Lawrence and brother-in-law of Peter and his wife, Sheila Weshonko of Methuen, Charles McLaughlin of Pelham and Evelyn Connor of Goffstown, N.H. and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Cornelia Pearson, step-brother of the late Billy Connor and brother-in-law to Jean McLaughlin.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcome to attend. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  February 18, 2016
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