Marie G. (York) Barry, 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the LifeCare Center of West Bridgewater. Born and raised in South Boston, she was voted the "Most Perfect Baby in Boston" for 1931. She was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School. In 1950, she married James L. Barry and together, they raised 8 children and enjoyed 49 years of marriage before his passing in 1999. She was a longtime resident of Stoughton before moving to The Branches of North Attleboro in 2017. In addition to raising her family, she worked as a telephone operator at New England Telephone in Boston. Marie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother whose life revolved around her family. She enjoyed her Disney Trips, celebrating every holiday, especially Halloween, and shopping for her family. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, knitting and watching Westerns. Above all, she loved being surrounded by her beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The Barry family would especially like to thank the staff of The Branches of North Attleboro for the loving care they provided to Marie.
Marie is survived by her children; James L. Barry, Jr. and his wife Priscilla of Brockton, Linda M. Tocchio and her husband Joseph of Mansfield, Beverly B. Vita and her husband Richard of Wareham, Jacquelyn M. Barry Hamilton and her husband Thomas of Winchester, Edward Y. Barry and his wife Nicole of Dighton, Allison M. Spencer and her husband Joseph of Mansfield, Claudia B. Cunniff and her husband Christopher of Franklin and the late Pamela M. Barry. She was the grandmother of James F. Barry, Joshua A. Barry, Joseph J. Tocchio, Anthony E. Tocchio, Julianne M. Gendreau, Richard J. Vita, Alexa B. Vita, James A. Vita, Samantha M. Vita, Derek Y. Hamilton, Trevor J. Hamilton, Dylan T. Hamilton, Capt. Nicolas Y. Barry US Army, Cassidy M. Sousa, Jillian K. Barry, Pamela M. Spencer, Joseph R. Spencer, Lindsey M. Spencer, Patrick J. Cunniff, Hannah M. Cunniff and Madeline M. Cunniff. She was the great grandmother of Emma Barry, Lucy and Quinn Tocchio and Wyatt Barry. She was the sister of Bernadette Carey of Peabody and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her brothers William and Arthur Walsh and her sisters Mildred Vuilleumier, Claire DeFranco, Audrey Fahey and Beverly Stack.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Monday at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours Sunday from 2-6 PM. Donations in Marie's memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, 219 East Main Street, Suite 100B, Milford, MA 01757.