Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol

Posted 9/20/21

Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol, R.I., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grace Barker Health in Warren, R.I.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Francis …

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Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol


Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol, R.I., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grace Barker Health in Warren, R.I.

Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Francis Barry and Marguerite Regina (Smith) Barry.  She is survived by a niece, Kathryn Barry of Warren, and two nephews, John V. Barry and his wife Lori of Warren and Bill Barry of Warren. She is also survived by great-nephew Craig DePina of Warren, great-niece Cailyn DePina of Warren, great-niece Courtney Rathbone of Warren, and great-great-nephew Aiden Roberts of Warren. She also leaves the Koubek family of Maryland. She was predeceased by her brother, John F. Barry, Jr., and his wife, Ella.

After Anne graduated from R.I.C.E., she was a teacher at Waddington School in Riverside, R.I. For the majority of her career she was a Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
Anne had a cheerful smile and an ability to remain positive throughout her life. Her gregarious nature and fine sense of humor ensured a large number of loyal friends for all of her years.

Loving to entertain and cook, Anne held a traditional Christmas Eve celebration at her home which family and friends enjoyed for over 50 years. Each year she also opened her home for a celebration of Easter. Regardless of age, a competitive Easter egg hunt concluded the day’s festivities. 

Among Anne’s many loves were traveling, the beach, and  animals. Her adventurous spirit led her to visit Ireland, England and Scotland numerous times.

In addition, she joined friends on a memorable Mediterranean Cruise. Her favorite travel destinations in the United States were Alaska and the Southwest.

Beginning in her childhood and through her eighties, Anne spent many a summer day at Baker’s Beach in Westport, Mass. It was an opportunity to relax with friends, enjoy the ocean surf, and experience a beautiful sunset.

Throughout her life, Anne always had a loyal canine companion by her side. Always looking out for the “underdog,” Anne made it a point to always adopt a dog from a shelter.  She was never disappointed.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren. Immediately following, funeral services will be held at 9 a.m.

This will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren, R.I.  Burial will take place  in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Warren Animal Shelter, c/o the Warren Animal Hospital, 581 Metacom Ave., Warren, RI 02885.

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