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Joseph E. Barry

AGE: 82 • Morris Plains

Joseph E. Barry, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2013. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he lived in Morris Plains for over sixty years. He graduated from Morristown High School in 1948 and graduated with the 42nd Class of the New Jersey State Police Academy. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He began his career as a New Jersey State Trooper, advancing through the ranks at a profession that he loved, where he retired as a Major after thirty years of service. He embarked on a second career with St. Barnabas Health Care System as a Senior Vice President in charge of Operations and Security, which spanned more than fifteen years. In the last years of his career, he served as a liaison between Atlantic Health System-Morristown Medical Center and the New Jersey State Police to establish the Atlantic Air One Helicopter transport. He was the past president of the Harvard Association in Police Science, the past president of the Crime Laboratory Directors of the United States, a member of the Former Troopers Association of New Jersey, the American Legion Post 0059, Morristown and the Kentucky Colonels Association of Louisville, Kentucky. He also served on the Traffic Committee of Morris Plains and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Virgil's Church and an active member of that parish.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Gallo), to whom he was married for 58 years; his daughter Joanne Barry Selitto and her husband Paul, his son Christopher Barry and his wife Susan, and his six grandchildren, Caitlin, Brian, Christopher, Stephanie, Bradley and Cosmo. He is survived by 12 siblings and their spouses: Sister Virginia Ann Barry, William, Edmund, Earl, Therese Terreri, Richard, Kathleen Budd, Frances Berg, Philip, David, Stephen, Suzzanne Murphy. He is also survived by his in-laws Peter Gallo, Faith and Edward Broderick, and many beloved nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his brothers Michael and John Barry, and his sister-in-law Maria Mercuro.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Virgil's Church in Morris Plains at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 19. Family and friends are invited to call at Doyle Funeral Home, 106 Maple Avenue in Morristown on Friday, January 18th between 3 and 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Morris Minutemen, P. O. Box 192, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950.


Published in Daily Record on Jan. 16, 2013
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