John D. (Red) Barry, 85, husband of the late Glenna (Pond) Barry, of East Windsor, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Red was born on December 26, 1934 in Hartford, CT to Edward and Edna (Danielson) Barry. Red was a 1953 graduate of Ellsworth High School in South Windsor, CT. A man of integrity and pride, he was employed by the WC Bonner Company (Diversey Co.). After his retirement in 1999, he found joy in woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren, traveling to the coast of Maine and vacationing with his dear friends in South Carolina. With his immaculate driving record and gift of gab, he enjoyed his time in retirement as a Service Driver for Lia Honda of Enfield. He was an avid Red Sox and Uconn Huskies basketball fan.
He will be dearly missed by his children, Lynn Daniel and her husband Michael of Windsor Locks, Laurie Charette and her husband Kevin of South Windsor, Karen LeBlanc and her husband Jerry of Enfield; Tony Gadola and his wife Karen of Vernon; his grandchildren, Jamie Daniel and her husband Ryan Nilsson, Nicole Daniel, Joe Charette, Josh Daniel, Steph LeBlanc, Jake Charette, Victoria LeBlanc, Jared Charette, Mike and Cameron Gadola and great-grandchildren Owen and Hadley Nilsson whom he adored. He is also survived by his sister Thelma Pease. He also leaves special friends Tony and Audie Daniel. Red also leaves to mourn his loss a host of nieces, nephews and many friends including his high school friends that he met with once a month. Red was predeceased by siblings Aileen Brown and husband Robert, Edward Barry and wife Joan, Betty Wheelock and husband Edward, Ann (Nancy) Madsen and husband Edward (Red), Brother in law, Jack Pease.
Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral home service at 12pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Barry-Poulter Post 40, 7 Gardner Street, East Windsor, CT 06088. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.