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Antoinette (Lehmann) Barry

Antoinette (Lehmann) Barry

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Antoinette “Toni” (Lehmann) Barry, who died at her Saugus home on Sunday, September 30th following a long illness, at 83 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, October 4th at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 11 a.m.  Mrs. Barry was born & raised in Revere, & was a 1947 alumna of Revere High School.  From 1960 – 1990, she owned & operated “Antoinette Barry Dance Studio” on Pleasant St., Revere.  Several thousand children, from the area, learned how to dance & perform.  She was a legend in her recital performances.  “Toni” did it all, managed the school, instructed the lessons, & taught them, the rudiments of acting, & presentation.  Many of her former students went onto careers in the theatre & on stage.  Concurrently, with her dance school & raising her nine children, she was a distributor & consultant for “Mary K.” Cosmetics, for many years.  Her time with “Mary K.” earned her the moniker, “The Mary-Kay Lady.”  While her children were attending Immaculate Conception Grammar & High School, she was most active in the Immaculata Guild, & served as President.  Besides her beloved husband of 63 years, Lawrence W. Barry, she is the devoted mother of: William L. Barry of Saugus, Andrew J. Barry & his wife, Donna of Franklin, MA, Stephen F. Barry & his wife, Marilyn of Melrose, Laureen B. Reardon of Lynnfield, Lawrence P. Barry & his wife, Lisa of Methuen, Christopher J. Barry & his wife, Jacqueline of Saugus, Annette Barry Cowhig of Newbury, MA, Matthew M. Barry of Saugus & Patrick N. Barry & his wife, Kiersten of Norwood.  She is the Cherished grandmother of, Andrew, Alex, Evan, Kimberly, Katie, Shauna, Kristen & Joseph Barry, Makena & Terence Reardon & Devin Cowhig.  Toni & Larry lived in Revere all of their lives, before moving to Saugus in 1996 (16 years ago).  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.

Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.

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  1. Vertuccio and Smith c/o Mrs. Diane (Nicotera) Cohane
    Oct 5 2012

    To The Barry Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Antoinette was the nicest, kindest and most loving person. Not to mention she also one of my favorite cousins. She will be truly missed.

    Love,
    Diane Nicotera Cohane

  2. Diane Gulizia
    Oct 4 2012

    My deepest condolences to Larry and the whole Barry family. Toni was a wonderful lady and a great co-worker. She will be greatly missed by all of us here in the Chelsea School Department Business Office.

    Sincerely,
    Diane Gulizia

  3. Donna Blandini Leonard
    Oct 3 2012

    To the family of Toni. I will always remember that she gave me my first teaching job. She was a lovely lady and very kind to me. I will always remember her fondly and offer you all my deepest sympathy.

  4. William Gilmore
    Oct 2 2012

    My sincere condolences go out to my friend Pat and his Family. Im very sorry for your lost. Im quite sure Mrs Barry was an outstanding person, mother, grandmother and a child of God. Pat is a product of such a special woman. God bless the Barry family as you go through these trying times. You have my deepest sympathy…warm regards William Gilmore

  5. Diane Gulizia
    Oct 1 2012

    My deepest condolences to Larry and the whole Barry family. Toni was a wonderful lady and a great co-worker. She will be greatly missed by all of us here in the Chelsea School Department Business Office.

    Sincerely,
    Diane Gulizia

  6. Linda Hoadley
    Oct 1 2012

    So saddened to hear of Toni’s passing. She will be remembered fondly. Met Toni in 1993 @ Chelsea School Department where we worked together for many years. She was a kind lady and a wonderful friend. Her capacity always amazed me. Even when she had her hard days she would come to work and cheer us all up. She never complained about her health. She never had a bad word to say about anything that came her way. She always rolled with the punches. I loved being around her. She was and will always be a great inspiration to me. If I am ever asked who are the five people that I would like to meet in heaven, Toni would be right there on that list. So, dear friend, until we meet again may you rest in peace. Love always, Linda Hoadley

  7. Joseph OConnell
    Oct 1 2012

    Patrick-
    I am very sorry to hear about your mother.
    If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.
    -Joseph

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