James A. Barry, Jr., 90, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois Hannon Barry for 59 years until her passing on April 15th, 2013. Jim was born in Hamden on January 24, 1923; son of the late James A. Barry, Sr and Agnes V. Picagli Barry; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WW II having received two Purple Hearts; had worked for International Silver, Winchester’s Repeating Arms, United Nuclear for many years, U.S.Sugical and at the same time he and his late wife owned and operated the former North Haven Package Store until retirement. Jim was a fifty-two year member and Past President of the Northeast Volunteer Fire Association; Past President and Judge of the CT Parade Marshall’s Association; a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus-Carmel Council, Hamden; member of the North Haven Tomahawk Club; a very active parishioner at St. Frances Cabrini Church where he was a member and past President of its Men’s club, he also ran many of the church’s activities such as the Father Lyddy Golf Tourment, the Italian Dinners and Tuesday night bingo at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn which he did until the week before his passing. Jim was a member of the American Legion, Murray/Reynolds Post #76, the V.F.W. , the D.A.V. ; enjoyed golfing and his many bus trips to the casino. Beloved father of Pamela Barry Maher, James A. Barry III both of North Haven, Thomas H. Barry of Guilford and Lisa Barry Gentile of North Haven. Father-in-law to his special son-in-law James G. Gentile of North Haven and his special daughter-in-law Margaret A. Barry of Scotia, NY. Grandfather of Joseph James Maher, Sean Thomas Barry and Barry James Gentile. Predeceased by his sister Madelyn B. Carangelo. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Jim’s dear friend Bill Teuber of Northford who was always there to bring Jim to his many activities.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning at 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 11:00 am. Interment with full military honors will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church Parish Development Fund, 6 Welch Rd., North Haven, CT 06473.