Mary Josephine (Monagle) Barry, of Somerville, passed away on February 1, 2022 surrounded by her family in the home where she was born and raised, she was 99 years old.
The beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Barry.
She was the devoted mother of James J. Barry, Jr. and his wife Sherrill of NC, John G. Barry of CA, Bob Barry and his wife Diane of Franklin, Richard Barry and his wife Tonia of NH, Mary Bradley and her husband Rich of Reading, Patrick Barry and his wife Nancy of Walpole and Ann Marie Sawyer and her husband Gary of Reading.
Cherished Nana of Aidan, Kate and Erin Barry, Ailish and Morgan Barry, Alison, Megan, Joe and Danny Bradley, Kyle, Genevieve and Kristen Barry, Marianne, Brian, James and Christopher Arsenault.
Also survived by her dear cousin Charlie McLaughlin and his wife Mary of Milton. Dear sister of the late John, Charlie, Jimmy, Paddy, William “Vin” Monagle, Catherine MacDonald, Anna McGonagle and Marguerite Rowe.
Mary spent many hours saying the Rosary and watching Catholic TV; which provided her with comfort and joy. It’s the family gatherings, Friday night pizza/meatball parties and continuous phone calls that filled her days with love and laughter. Although she didn’t have a lot, she made us a very wealthy family unit with her two simple but key phrases “What’s the gossip” and “God Bless you always”.
Mom, Ma Barry, Nana, Mary, Aunt Mary, Mrs. B, Mrs. Barry will be missed by many.
Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Clement Church at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.
Calling Hours Tuesday from 3PM-7PM.
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name can be made to her beloved St. Clement Parish, 60 Warner St, Somerville, MA 02144.
As a member of the Greatest Generation, Mary proudly served her country attaining the rank of Sergeant in the US Marine Corps in during WWII and later in the Marine Reserves.