MERIDEN - Dennis J. Barry, 65, husband of Rita (McCarron) Barry, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a brave fight with cancer.
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Dennis was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Joseph and Antoinette (Rody) Barry. He was an administrator for the State of Connecticut for over 30 years. He co-founded the Meriden Farmer's Market, served on the board for the Kuhn Center and frequently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
Besides his wonderful wife Rita, he is survived by his daughter, Carolyn; son-in-law, Andrew; and grandson, Zachary; daughter, Patti; son-in-law, Mario; and grandson, Dominic; and his son, Thomas; and daughter-in-law, Deidre. He is also survived by four nieces; and five nephews. Dennis is predeceased by his brother, Charles Barry.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., in Meriden. Everyone is asked to gather directly at the church. Friends and relatives may call at John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden on Friday, April 11, from 4 to 7p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dennis' memory can be made to the Meriden Soup Kitchen www.meridensoupkitchen.org or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation www.themmrf.org. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 10, 2014