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Joseph R. Barry

April 17, 1931 ~ January 17, 2017 (age 85)


Joseph R. Barry, 85, of Westborough, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the CareOne at Millbury. He was the husband of Janet W. (Howard) Barry to whom he was married for 51 years.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late William F. and Helen F. (Sullivan) Barry and was educated in Worcester schools.

He served with the U. S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Des Moines and also served four years with the U. S. Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Joseph was employed as a sales manager for Bancroft Motors in Worcester for 42 years retiring in 2007. He enjoyed smoking his pipe, watching football and old westerns.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two brothers, Bernard Barry of Colorado Springs, CO and John Barry of Worcester; one sister, Mary Asnes of Framingham and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late William Barry and Eleanor Senecal.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to JHC HomeCare and Hospice and to CareOne at Millbury for their kindness and compassion.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 23, at 10:00 A.M., in St. Matthew’s Church, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Westborough.

Calling hours at the David A. Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Sunday, January 22, from 2 to 4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westborough Fire/Ambulance Gift Fund, 42 Milk St., Westborough, MA 01581 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at

 Service Information

Calling Hours
January 22, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home
62 W. Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Funeral Mass
January 23, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Matthew's Church
105 Southville Rd.
Southborough, MA 01772

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