William "Bill" Barry
1941 - 2021
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison West
3610 Speedway Road
Madison, WI

Barry, William Joseph "Bill"

MOUNT HOREB – William Joseph "Bill" Barry, age 80, of Daleville, passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Bill was born on April 23, 1941, in Madison, Wis., the son of Thomas and Dorothea (Stormer) Barry.

Bill grew up in Madison and attended West High School (1958). After high school he joined the military. He was stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army from 1960-1963. When he returned from the service, Bill worked with the Madison Metropolitan School District at John Muir Elementary School. He stayed with the school district for over 30 years and would often say how much he loved the kids.

Bill was an avid sportsman. When he wasn't hunting or fishing, he was active in his church and enjoyed spending time with his family. Bill is survived by his children, Teresa Barry, Pat (Renee) Barry, Peggy (Dave) Hacker, and Thomas (Brenda) Barry; grandchildren, Brandon (Hayley), Dominic, Nicole (Adam), Anissa, Katie, Jenna; Slate, Blade, and Trista; and great-grandchild, Harper Rose. Bill is also survived by his siblings, Sharon (Don) Esser, Bonnie (Doug) Caparoon, and Barbara Page.

In the end, Bill died as he lived - - on his own terms. If you missed him, he'd likely say, "I'm out fishing or chasing birds."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 120 W. Johnson St., Madison, on Monday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m., with Monsignor Kevin Holmes presiding. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Julie Chang, Carbone Cancer Center, for the wonderful care; to his cousin, Jim Currie, a lifelong friend; and to his neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses and care.

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Published by Madison.com from Aug. 11 to Aug. 15, 2021.
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Bill and I go back a long ways... His physical "appearance" changed little these past 65 years or so and from his obituary it sounds like his personality and sense of humor remained as likeable and enjoyable as the days of old when we picked on each other unmercifully and then'd laugh ourselves silly. He was truly a "master of the one-liner". God Bless the Family he left behind. May your loss bring many memories of the "good times" you all have shared.
Jerry Beckman
August 16, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
August 15, 2021
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