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Lawrence W. Barry

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, January 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE, for Lawrence W. Barry, who died on Thursday, January 10th at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, after a long battle with Lewy Body dementia. He was 93 years old. A Funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, January 14th, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., CHELSEA, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Larry was a longtime Revere resident and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1943. Shortly after graduation, Larry enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the height of World War II. While in the Navy, Larry became a Seabee and took great pride for his contribution to his country during this time. Larry was honorably discharged on March of 1946 and when he returned home, he began to further his education at Suffolk University in Boston, where he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. On August 21, 1949, Larry wed his beautiful bride Antoinette “Toni” Lehmann the couple began their life in Revere, where they raised their 9 children, later moving to Saugus in 1996. Larry and his family would take many trips down to Brewster on Cape Cod at the family’s summer home. Larry had a very long & successful career of 39 years at American Airlines Boston Logan International Airport, as a Senior Passenger Service Agent, retiring May 1, 1999. He was also an active Knights of Columbus #179 in Revere member and former Recording Secretary, for many years. Larry had remained in his own home until 3 years ago, due to declining health Larry became a resident at the Chelsea Soldiers’ home, where he made a new family. Larry’s warm, funny and sincere personality allowed him to make friends anywhere he went. He was a gentle man with a gentle soul. He was the kind of a man that made a difference simply with a greeting or a smile.

He is the beloved husband of the late Antoinette (Lehmann) “Toni” Barry, who passed Sept. 30, 2012. Cherished father of William L., Matthew M. & Laureen Barry of Saugus, Andrew J. Barry & his wife Donna M. of Franklin, MA, Stephen F. Barry & his wife Marilyn Dean of Melrose, Lawrence P. Barry & his wife Lisa F. of Methuen, Christopher J. Barry & his wife Jacqueline L. “Jackie” of Saugus, Annette M. Barry of Merrimac & Patrick N. Barry & his wife Kiersten of Norwood. Dear brother of Ruth Mohr of Saugus. Devoted grandfather to Alex, Andrew, Shauna, Kimberly, Evan, Katie, Kristen & Joseph Barry, Makena, Terence K. Reardon, Jr., Devin Cowhig, Christine & Stephanie Serrano. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews & his newest extended family members, the wonderful 2 East staff at Chelsea Soldiers Home. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 14th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Linda Hansen
    Jan 14 2019

    Larry,you are now with your beloved Toni,and I know the two of you are at peace,I was blessed to know the both of you and to share this beautiful grandson,with you. I will do my best to guide him as a grandparent and always love him times three. You have given a warm, wonderful, strong family that Joey,will always look up to. Thank you Larry and Toni

  2. Marian Fielding-Farnham
    Jan 13 2019

    I worked with Larry at the American Aiirlines Terminal for about 8 years, he was always a Gentleman, working the extremely busy information position, we called it “operation central”. It brings back fond memories. I was fortunate enough to rekindle our relationship many years after we both left the airport. Godspeed Mr. Barry, rest in peace with all those other “Revereite” that have gone before you,

    In Fondness and Friendship, Marian Firelding-Farnham

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