BARRY, Stephanie B.
Stephanie Bernadette (Cleary) Barry, 46, of East Granby, adored wife, cherished mother, and beloved teacher, passed away on Friday, (December 21, 2012) after a two year battle with colon cancer. Born in Hicksville, NY on Feb. 21, 1966, daughter of Dolores (Lauer) Cleary of Hicksville, NY and the late Lawrence Cleary, she was raised in Hicksville, Long Island, New York and had lived in Lancaster, PA, Hartford, and Simsbury, before moving to East Granby 10 years ago. Stephanie taught thousands of children gymnastics at Cleary's School of Gymnastics in West Hartford and later in Bloomfield. More recently, she had worked as a teacher at the Allgrove and Seymour Schools in East Granby and at the Catholic Schools in Enfield, St. Bernard, St. Martha, and The Montessori School. She will be greatly missed by her devastated husband, Chiropractor Kevin Barry; her amazing children; and her great big and beautiful Irish family. Besides her husband Kevin and her mother Dolores, she leaves five children, Sabrina, Ashley, Jessica, Christian, and Ryan; a brother, Lawrence "Buddy" Cleary; five sisters, Maureen Cleary, Regina Rath and her husband Dave, Therese Davis, Jennifer and Cynthia Cleary; 25 nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; 13 brothers and sisters-in-law.
Her family will receive friends on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m., at St. Bernard Church, 7 Maple St., in the Tariffville section of Simsbury. Stephanie's family would like to extend a special thank you to community of East Granby for their outpouring of love and support over the last two years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stephanie Barry Benefit Fund, c/o First National Bank of Suffield, 3A Turkey Hills Rd., East Granby, CT 06026. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.