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Michael Joseph, D.D.S., of Park Ridge, NJ passed away Thursday, May 1st. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Daniel and Anna Barry, Michael spent most of his life in Park Ridge. Michael was predeceased by his wife Loretta Goodman Barry, brother John Daniel Barry and sister Eileen Smaldone. Surviving is his sister Anita Barry as well as many beloved nieces and nephews who affectionately knew him as "Uncle Joe." Dr. Barry graduated from St. John's Prep and joined the US Army during WWII where he served close to four years in the infantry. In the battle for Europe he received three battle stars and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Bronze Star. After the war he finished college and dental school and received his doctor's degree in deantistry from NYU. His professional career spanned 15 years as a dentist in Brooklyn and 30 years in Park Ridge. Joe was an active parishioner of St. John's Catholic Church in Hillsdale where he enjoyed performing many duties. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 9th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, NJ. The Funeral Mass celebrating Joe's life and faith will be held at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Hillsdale, NJ at 10 AM on Saturday, May 10th with Interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah.
Published in The Record on May 6, 2014