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Vincent Barry

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Mr. Vincent Barry, 75 of Litchfield Park, Arizona died September 8, 2021 in Goodyear, Arizona. He was born June 14, 1946 to Jesse Barry and Mary Coghill in Shakopee, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife Ana Barry, Daughter Irene Marie Barry-Bonadio, and sons Andrew Barry, Joseph Barry, and Raymond Barry. He is also survived by his sisters Eileen (Philip) Hallin, Margaret (Lowell) Pemberton, Marie Flanary, Joan (Terry) Bliss, and Suzanne (Greg) Gramlow, and brothers Donald (Judy) Barry, and Alan (Cheryl) Barry, and nine beloved grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father Jesse Barry, mother Mary Barry, daughter Linda Barry Hopper, and granddaughter Jennifer Makayla Hopper.
Vincent was a devoted family man, who was known as a walking encyclopedia and book worm. He was a people person and social butterfly who travelled the world. He worked as a systems engineer and a part time farmer. He was proud of building his farm and farm house.
Visitation will be at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 21 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7 PM led by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held 10AM Wednesday, September 22 at Our Lady of Sorrows Priory in Phoenix, Arizona. Interment will be at 1PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, Arizona.

23 Comments on “Vincent Barry

  1. The loss of Mike hit hard. So unnecessary. I have known him for over 40 years, memories of him and Ana and their kids are swirling in my mind, our kids playing together, end of school ceremonies, first communion, being at St. Mary’s High School, weddings. He and Ana were part of our lives as our children grew. Mike left some big shoes to fill, and I write this with a heavy heart. The loss of him will be felt among all who knew him, Rest in peace dear friend.

  2. Worked with Mike at Lockheed in Goodyear. Many good memories and laughs. My thoughts with all the family. RIP Mike.

  3. My father and I both worked with Mike, my father at Goodyear Aerospace and Loral, and me during the Lockheed days on the Dogpatch Program. I traveled and worked closely with Mike on the program and enjoyed every minute, we had lots of laughs, he will be deeply missed.

  4. Mike was one of the most resourceful people I have ever known. He also had the greatest sense of humor, especially when doing something difficult. We shared a wide range of interests, and worked together on many projects, both at Goodyear/Lockheed and at home. He certainly had a positive impact on my life. It’s very hard to imagine a world without him.

  5. May Mike rest in peace after his struggle with Corona Virus.
    May his family be comforted in knowing he is at peace.
    I didn’t have the opportunity to know Mike and Ana very
    well, but I enjoyed their Company when we did get together.
    My deepest sympathy to the Barry Family.

  6. Vincent, I know you are looking down from heaven praying for your family, and friends.
    Like St. Francis of Assisi ends in one of his prayers, “And it’s in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.”

  7. Worked with Mike for several years at Lockheed. He was very dedicated, and a pleasant person to work with. Sorry to hear that he’s gone.

  8. Ana and Family, I was shocked yesterday when I heard about Mike. I still can’t believe it. Mike was a true friend for nearly 40 years both at work and outside of work. He helped me in many ways that I can’t even begin to mention. Even after Mike retired we stayed in touch and met for lunch nearly monthly. He often brought me onions, garlic, pecans or whatever was growing at the farm. I really enjoyed those times, and will greatly miss him. Take care, and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Nery & Orlando

    We were shocked to hear about Mike. What a wonderful person he was. He helped us cleaned the church and was always so
    happy to do the Lord’s work with me. On our travels to Rome we became friends and enjoyed his conversations. He was
    so generous in bringing us onions and garlic from the farm. He will be missed. May the perpetual light shine upon him.
    Good and faithful friend!

  10. This is a very awful moment for all of us who knew Mike. May his soul rest in peace.
    ESTANISLAO FRESQUEZ
    September 16, 2021

  11. To my Sweetheart for 51 years! You are my all, my world, my strength, my inspiration! You knew just how to make me feel better, conquer difficult situations, and laugh! I will miss our life together and all our precious time with each other and with our Lord! Rest in peace, my love. You will be immensely missed. Love you, Bunky
    ANA BARRY
    September 16, 2021

  12. May the Lord bless the whole Barry family and especially Ana. May Mike rest in peace. Our condolences to our dear sister and his beautiful family.
    LUIS & CECILIA FRESQUEZ
    September 16, 2021

  13. My dear Ana,
    My heart goes out to you- it was always such a joy to be around you and Mike- may he rest in peace.
    Sending our Love and Sincere Sympathy- Greg and Ferrell

  14. Mike was wonderful friend ‘ in general a all around good guy .He loved to joke around. I consider it a privilege to have know him . He loved his family and was very proud of them. Rest in Eternal piece Mike’ may you rest in arms of your loving father.🙏

  15. Such a joy it was for us to visit with Mike and Ana every time we were travelling from the East Coast to the West Coast during our 20 years in the USMC! Mike loved his farm and his workshop and it was a joy to see how he lived a good life. Ana and his kids were his source of joy and inspired his daily life. We delighted in his jokes, his humorous presence, but most of all his dedication and service to the Lord. Still in shock over his passing and we pray, once again, for peace and comfort for Ana and his family.

  16. Mike was a good and gentle man. He will be greatly missed. He also was a playful man and enjoyed a laugh, even at his expense. When I first met him, our father was in the hospital. As we were leaving, he and I approached the exit. I told him, “go ahead”, which he did. I then said, “I’m not being kind, I am just sizing you up”. As I said, he was a good dude. He laughed. We will all miss that.

  17. Irene has been my best friend for 44 years and her Dad was Mr. Barry to me. He reminded me so much of my own father. I loved his smile and laugh! Always so kind and generous. He will be greatly missed by all as he made the world a better place for so many. Rest In Peace Mr. Barry!

  18. Dear Anna and family
    My heart and prayers are for you during this time. Mike was so awesome to know and be with. He was a gentle soul of a person and it showed through his smile and light laughter. I would see him visiting his friend Joe on occasion and that was a treat to be had. We all will miss him until that day when the Lord appears and we all will be one with the Lord. Till then, I will carry you Anna in my heart along with my prayers as you have for me in the past. I weep with you in sorrow and know how much you miss him , we all join with you and your family in loving prayers and sympathy.
    Patty

  19. I was saddened to hear about Mike. May he Rest In Peace. Ana you and your family are in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  20. My dearest Annie and family,

    The best brother-in-law and best handyman ever – that was Mike! I was shocked at his untimely death, and will miss him always. With each trip to El Paso, he was greeted with a long “to do” list at my house. Loved him for that, but loved him most for the person he was. A kind, loving, helpful, understanding, generous, witty gentleman. My love goes with you Mike. May you Rest in Peace, and may Annie and family find comfort in the knowledge that you have a large Fresquez family praying for you.

  21. Ana,
    Mike was a blessing in my life. I always enjoyed working with him at Lockheed (lots of good laughs together) and especially visiting your home/farm and Mike’s workshop. My daughter will always remember walking with you Ana in your yard and picking up the nuts on the ground. Please be comforted that the Lord is with thy and Mike and you will see him again. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  22. Dear Ana,

    Words are inadequate though know that you and your family are held close in prayer. Our Lord knows exactly how to meet needs when everything seems upside down. He can be trusted because He is close to the broken hearted.

    Lovingly,

    Kay Sauers

  23. I worked with Mike in limited capacity but knew him as a friend. Such a good hearted, joyful soul, our prayers and thoughts to his family.

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