Rita Barry (nee McCarron), 75, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2021. Rita was loved greatly, first by her parents; Joseph and Rita McCarron of Drexel Hill, PA and then by her brothers; Joe, Fran and Bob and sisters-in-law (turned sisters) Charlotte, Connie and Cathy. Rita was married to the love of her life Dennis Barry until his passing in 2014. Rita said that raising her three children - Carolyn, Patti and Tom - was one of the greatest joys of her life.
She is survived by her children and their partners- Andrew, Mario and Sara. Rita was a loving grandmother to Zachary, Amelia, Dominic and Felix.
Rita was passionate about Catholic School education and dedicated her career to supporting students, educators and communities as a teacher and then as a Catholic elementary school principal. Rita was a leader, an artist, a beloved wife, mother and friend. While Alzheimer's took her memory, it can't erase the love felt by anyone lucky enough to be in her circle. Her children are forever grateful for the love and kindness shown by Rita's friends and family over the years.
The family will receive visitors on Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a mass to celebrate her life at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rita's memory may be sent to the Meriden Farmer's Market (Meriden Farmers Market, 200 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450) or the Alzheimer's Association
Published by The Record-Journal from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2021.