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Robert P Barry

April 29, 1960 - April 15, 2023


Obituary For Robert P Barry

Robert P. Barry, 62 of Salem, NH and formerly of Peabody, Danvers, and Methuen, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Paul F and Helen T (Sowle) Barry. He was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1979 and later continued his education at Northern Essex Community College and received his nursing degree. Robert was in the nursing field for over 36 years, first as an LPN and later as an RN. For over 30 years, he worked at Hogan Regional Center caring for patients with developmental disabilities. After his retirement, Robert followed his passion and began working with at-risk youth at a residential home. He enjoyed writing, reading and antique hunting. Robert was at his happiest up at Newfound Lake with his family or spending time with one of the many loyal dogs throughout his life.His passion in life was his family and caring for others. He leaves a strong tradition of trying to be a good person and helping those who need it the most. Robert is survived by his former wife and best friend, Lynn Barry of Haverhill, two sons, Robert and his wife Diana Barry of Millbury, Nicholas and his wife Samantha of Boston, his daughter, Mackenzie Barry of Haverhill, his two sisters, Mary Susan Gilchrist of Danvers and Nancy and her husband Jonathan Arnotis of Peabody, his granddaughter Margot Barry, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul F. Barry, Jr. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. Ann’s Church, Lynn St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice and perform an act of kindness.

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  • 04/19/2023

    Dear Barry Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bob. He was an incredible co-worker and friend, Also a interictal part of the chase home staff he was a real friend for some of the children and they will surlily miss him, his presence will be greatly missed. May his memory bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Andre Owens

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  • 04/18/2023

    Lynn, Robert, Nicholas, Mackenzie, Margot and the entire Barry family, I was extremely shocked and very saddened to learn of Bob's sudden passing. Bob and I became very good friends working together at The Chase Home. Bob and I worked on the same shifts and had great talks about both of our lives. Bob spoke every day about how proud that he was of all his kids and so blessed to have Margot in his life. Bob spoke passionately about Lynn on a consistent basis and praised her for being such a great mother. Bob also spoke often about the family cottage on Newfound Lake and how much that it meant to him, especially to be with his family there. Bob and I also had many laughs on a daily basis, some laughs that actually made us both tear up. Bob and I shared and talked about many life experiences that we had in common. Bob was a very good friend and a great man. I will sorely miss him, our talks and our laughs. God Bless, Ed Monette

  • 04/17/2023

    OMG! I am so sad. I worked with Bob at Hogan for a few years back in the 90s. I had great affection for him. Bob was dedicated to his clients, and treated everyone with great love and respect. He was caring, loved his family, loved his friends, loved his dogs. He was funny, and could make a tough 11-7 shift fly by. I worked with him every night, and I am grateful to have had the chance to know him. I haven't seen him in many years, but he'll always have a place in my heart and memory. I am so sorry to his family for this loss. He talked about all of you all of the time. He loved you so much. Linda (McCarthy) Coddens


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    Robert P Barry Sending our love and prayers to the Barry family. May God fill you all with His love and peace during this difficult time. Love, The Midge White Family

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