WORCESTER - Paul Barys, 62, son of the late Theodore F. and Mary T. (Daly) Barys, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Worcester and had a lifelong connection to the Mercy Centre. He was one of the earliest students at the Mercy Centre school. He participated for many years in the Adult Workshop at the Mercy Centre which also placed him with other vocations beyond Mercy Centre, including many years of work with Catholic Charities.
Paul had a personality that shined, was always friendly and loved everyone in his world: his family, the educators and staff at the Mercy Centre and the social workers that helped him throughout his adult life. He also greatly enjoyed all kinds of music.
Paul leaves his uncle, Paul Daly of Worcester, and many cousins including Joanne Arello of Princeton, his caretaker Donna Campbell of Shrewsbury, and his Mercy Centre community. The family would like to extend their gratitude to his DMR representative Diana Nylen of Holden for her longtime guidance with Paul's care.
There will be a funeral Mass Friday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St., Worcester. Burial in St. John's Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory may be made to the Mercy Centre Adult Workshop, 25 West Chester St., Worcester 01605.
The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 11 to May 12, 2016.