David F. Barry, age 80, of Hull and Punta Gorta, FL., passed away on April 2, 2019. Husband of Judith (Pitaro) Barry and loving father of David F. Barry, Jr. and his wife Judy of Halifax, Shannon F. Landry and her husband David of Roseville, MN, Sean A. Barry and his wife Jennifer of Taunton, Mary M. Powers and her husband Richard of Hull. Grandfather of David C. Barry and his wife Stephanie of Ware, MA, Kathleen M. Landry of Chicago, Il, Meghan R. Landry of Roseville, MN, Carrie E. Eleuteri of Hull, Alyssa M., Samantha J. and Noelle A. Barry of Taunton and great-grandfather of Cecilia, Cole and Coughlin Barry of Ware, MA. Dave is survived by his brother John J. Barry, his wife Grace and his brother Nelson G. Barry, all of Weymouth, his sister, Marianne Parker of Attleboro as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the former spouse of the late Marilyn Barry.
Dave was a life-long Hull resident and he was a son of the late John J and Mary (Ambrose) Barry. Many will remember "Barry's Store", a fixture for years in the Gunrock section, which hosted yearly block parties and was the local gathering place featuring ice cream, treats, a jukebox and pinball machine, and which also served as an auxiliary post office. Dave was the former owner/operator of the South Shore Bus Company. In 2011, he retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Auditor's Office. Dave was an avid gardener, a self-taught mechanic, IT technician, and all-around Mister Fix-It. He loved boats and music, especially country music and Irish folk songs. But, most of all he loved his home in Hull. Dave was a dedicated life-long friend to the late Harold Roche and the late Nicholas Pitaro. Dave considered himself to be an adoptive father figure to 3 of his best friends: Sam Germaine, Russell Mason and Doug Gorham, as well as to his brothers-in-law, Vincent Pitaro and the late Anthony Pitaro.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Saint. Ann Church, Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, 208 Samoset Ave, Hull, MA 02045. Interment: Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Dave may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.