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ROBERT W. BARRY WILLISTON - Robert "Bob" W. Barry, 87 years old, died peacefully on July 31, 2014, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Robert was born on Oct. 10, 1926, to Alfred and Rosalie (Quintin) Barry, in Colchester. He attended Milton schools and in 1944 joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Missouri, USS Melville, USS Grand Canyon, and the USS Meredith. Bob was in World War II and The Korean War. Bob retired from IBM in 1981. He enjoyed 22 years wintering in Wildwood, Fla., where he met many friends. Bob enjoyed golfing, playing cards and a day at the casino, and watching the New York Yankees. He coached the Essex Junction Little League and Babe Ruth for several years. Bob was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family, who loved him dearly. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Agnes; and his children, Bruce Barry of Colchester, Donna B. Flynn (Brian) of Milton, and Bob Barry of Essex Junction; six grandchildren, Michelle Trombley, Crystal Barry, Jeff Barry, Erika Barry, Tyler Flynn, and Taylor Barry; one great- granddaughter, Jensun Barry. He is also survived by a sister, Betty Philbrick of California; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Fred and Catherine LaRose of Williston, Robert and Janet Newton of Colchester, Edward Poland of Essex Junction, and Sharon and Al Laplante of Colchester; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Rosalie Barry; his brother, Joe Barry (Ernie); sisters, Beatrice Hoffstaetter (George), Mary Towne (Harold), and Rita Gauvin (Ernest); granddaughter, Jennifer Barry; in-laws, Paul and Rita Poland; sister- and brother-in-law, Shirley and Fred Ward; sister-in-law, Marion Poland; brother-in-law, Bob Philbrick; and several nieces and nephews The family would like to thank the staff at FAHC ICU for the wonderful care to Bob and his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Williston, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, 77 Sunset View Rd., South Hero, VT 05486; or to Make-a-Wish Vermont, 100 Dorset St., Suite 14, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 2, 2014
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