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BARRY, Edward T., "Eddie" 96, of Needham, February 12, 2016. Beloved husband of Patricia (Donovan) and the late Lucille (Steadman) Barry. Father of Jacqueline A. Donovan and her late husband Vincent of Needham, Edward T. Barry, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Needham and Michelle L. Sullivan and her husband Sean of Littleton. Step father of Christine Lyons, John Lyons and Mary Lyons all of Belmont and Patsy Lyons of Candia, NH. Preceded in death by his grandson Edward T. Barry III, Eddie is survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave NEEDHAM, on Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 10AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations in Ed's name may be made to the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink, UMass Boston Athletic Department, 100 Morrissey BLVD., Boston MA 02125. US Coast Guard World War II Veteran. Former player for the Boston Bruins from 1946-47 and the Boston Olympics of the EHL. Head coach of the Boston State College Hockey Team from 1962- 1982. And former ECAC and NCAA hockey official for 15 years. Member and 12 time club champion at Charles River Country Club. Founding partner of Barry and Farrell Insurance Agency in Needham. For full obit, directions or to share a memory of Eddie please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 15, 2016
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