Rose Rita Barry
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Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
Rose Rita Barry High School teacher, grandmother, lifelong Staten Islander Rose Rita Barry (D'elia), a lifelong Staten Islander passed away after a long illness. She was 93 years old. She was born in the St. George area, in the home her father built. She attended P.S. 16 and then went onto Curtis High School. Her name is on the permanent honor roll for academic excellence at the school. She went to Hunter College for undergraduate studies and the NYU for a graduate degree in Education. She graduated magna cum laude for her efforts. She was admitted to the National Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa. She majored in Spanish and Advanced High School Teaching. She first worked at Port Richmond and then Tottenville High School where she taught for 17 years until retirement in 1992. Rose was the first PTA president of I.S. 61. She was an avid member of the YMCA for many years. She was also a member of the S.I. Archaeology Society and president of the Belle Lettres Society, Staten Island Oldest Humanities Group. Rose was very proud of her Italian heritage and was a member of the S.I. Italian Women Society. Rose enjoyed gardening, traveling, antiquing, exercising, playing the piano, and anything British. Rose is survived by her three sons, Anthony, James, and Edward, daughter-in-laws Virginia and Linda, and five grandchildren, Catie, Megan, Olivia, Colin, and Anthony. Her husband Anthony who she met at J.H.S. 56 in lower Manhattan passed away in 1990. Her sons were very honored to have wonderful parents and they will always be in their hearts. Visitation is Friday, August 13th, at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, 1 to 4 p.m. & 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, August 14, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue Staten Island, NY 10310 (718) 442-5056
Published by Staten Island Advance from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
13
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Aug
13
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY
Aug
14
Mass of Christian Burial
10:00a.m.
Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church
NY
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I, Maria and Francesca came to know Rose through her humorous and even-keeled son Anthony and his wonderful wife Linda, daughter Olivia and son Anthony. Our chance meeting of Anthony while our daughters attended school together spurred a friendship that flourished through the years, no doubt a testament to Rose's polished parenting skills & worldly knowledge. Upon meeting Rose on only 2 occasions we instantly understood how Anthony and his family were capable of such benevolent and delightful company - Rose had planted the seeds and we saw how they took root in her wonderful offspring. Indeed, whenever Anthony would speak of his mom, it was a very dignified & refined manner, no doubt an extension of his upbringing. It was truly an honor to meet Rose Barry - know that the world is a better place because of her life.
Paul, Maria and Francesca
August 12, 2021
I had Mrs. Barry for spanish class in THS in the seventies. I alsi attended an aerobics class with her off of Richmond Avenue in the eighties. She was a sweet and lovely woman. My most sincere condolences to your entire family.
Lauren Figman Cohen
August 10, 2021
My sympathy to Rose's family ... met her through Ed Brown/ the Belle Lettres .... I sang and presented vintage Italian popular recorded music from the 1930s and 40s on afternoon ... a real sweet special lady ... Bella Kevin
Kevin Lobat
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August 9, 2021
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