Thursday, May 30, 2024

Obituary: Bryan Barry


Bryan Francis Barry, of Stratford, Connecticut, a devoted husband, loving father, and loyal friend to many passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a protracted battle with cancer at the age of 75.

Bryan was born on November 27, 1947 to the late Francis and Helen Silk Barry of Norwalk, Connecticut. After graduation from J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, Connecticut, he enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 1965 at the age of 17 and honorably served four years on the USS Austin. Following the military, Bryan attended New England Technical Institute concentrating on Mechanical Drafting and HVAC Control Systems. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 38 for over thirty years where he became a highly skilled licensed professional journeyman. He was also an instructor for apprentices and a Trustee for the Union for most of his career.  He was an active member of the FDIC Social Club in Stratford, Gaelic American Club in Fairfield, and Port 5 Naval Club in Black Rock.

Bryan had such a deep love and admiration for his family, home, garden, and koi pond. One of his proudest accomplishments in life was to retire at the young age of 55 and spend the winters in Cocoa Beach and Hollywood Beach, Florida with his wife, Pat. He was happiest when his children and grandchildren would come visit and enjoy his retirement together.

Bryan is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia (P-Pat) of 54 years, his daughter, Donna Hansen (Dr. Kristopher Hansen) of Stratford, his son, Dr. Bryan W. Barry (Stefanie Dean), his grandchildren, Morgan Hansen (Travis Geraci), William Barry Hansen, his sister, Mary Guiles of Norwalk and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his beloved parents, Bryan was also predeceased by his brother, John Barry.

Funeral services were held at St. James Church.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bryan F. Barry to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development at P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. Please indicate Bryan F. Barry, the honoree, in the memo line of the check to make a gift online. Visit Donors may click the box “Make this a memorial gift” and add the fields for honoree Bryan Barry and notification name Patricia Barry of 42 Minor Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615.

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