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Fr. John Barry dies at age 90

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Father John Barry, who spent the majority of his priesthood serving in parishes in the Vice Province of Richmond — from Virginia to Florida — died February 18 in New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was 90.

A wake service will be held February 20 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 998 Father Donlan Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. A funeral Mass will be celebrated February 21 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart. Burial will follow at Edgewater Cemetery.

Father Barry, a native of Boston, professed vows as a Redemptorist August 2, 1942, and was ordained to the priesthood June 20, 1948. After ordination, he studied classical languages at Catholic University before spending seven years teaching at St. Mary’s High School Seminary in North East, PA. He went on to serve in several parishes and retreat houses up and down the East Coast, including communities in Griffin and Fort Oglethorpe, GA; Hilton Head, SC; Orlando and New Smyrna Beach, FL; Newport News and Hampton, VA; and Tobyhanna, PA.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Barry, and for the comfort of his family, friends, and confreres who mourn his loss.