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John "Jack" Barry

June 18, 1931 — January 25, 2023

Southington

John "Jack" Barry

John "Jack” Barry, 91, died peacefully in his home after a rapid illness in the early hours of January 25, 2023 by his wife's side of 65 years, Ruth (Niebling) Barry.

A Southington native, John William Barry, known as "Jack" was born to the late William and Mary (Leach) Barry on June 18, 1931 and grew up in Milldale, Connecticut.

After enduring the loss of his father at the young age of 12, he was fortunate to have the love of his mother and grandparents, aunts and uncles who helped raise him, along with his three brothers.  His brothers, Richard "Paul" Barry, Donald Barry and David Barry survive him.

Jack will be forever missed by his wife Ruth, his children, Russell, Laura, John and William.  His Grandchildren, Michael, Patrick, Katharine, Caroline, Martha, Colleen, Shane and Meredith.  Great Grandchildren, William, Adelyn, Kason, Sawyer and Charlotte and his cousin, Joseph Blaszczyk.

Jack was a U.S. Veteran where he served in France. He volunteered for 25 years as a volunteer fire fighter, serving as captain at the Milldale Fire Department and was a longtime board member of the South End Cemetery Association.  As a gifted athlete, Jack enjoyed being a little league coach for a decade and was honored to be inducted into the SHS Sports Hall of Fame.

Jack was a proud member of Local Union #669 of the Sprinkler Fitter United Association, where he had a long and rewarding career.  Jack cherished spending time at his cottage in Guilford, where he created lifelong memories for his family.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington, CT. Burial with military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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