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Retired education professor at Roger Williams University, Anne E. Barry, dies

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol, RI, died on Wednesday September 15, 2021 at Grace Barker Health in Warren, RI.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late John Francis Barry and the late 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 her great-nephew Craig DePina of Warren, her great-niece Cailyn DePina of Warren, her great-niece Courtney Rathbone of Warren and her 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 RICE, she was a teacher at Waddington School in Riverside, RI. For most of her career she was Professor of Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

Anne had a cheerful smile and an ability to stay positive throughout her life. His outgoing nature and good sense of humor have ensured him a large number of loyal friends throughout his years.

Enjoying entertaining and cooking, Anne hosted a traditional Christmas Eve celebration at her home, which family and friends have enjoyed for over 50 years. Every year, she also opened her home for an Easter celebration. Regardless of age, a competitive Easter egg hunt wrapped up the day’s festivities.

Among Anne’s many loves were travel, the beach, and animals. Her spirit of adventure has led her to visit Ireland, England and Scotland several times. Plus, she joined friends for a memorable Mediterranean cruise. His favorite travel destinations in the United States were Alaska and the Southwest.

From her childhood until her eighties, Anne spent many summer days at Baker’s Beach in Westport, MA. It was an opportunity to relax with friends, enjoy the ocean waves and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Throughout her life, Anne has always had a loyal canine companion by her side. Always on the lookout for “outsiders”, Anne has made it a point to always adopt a dog in a shelter. She has never been disappointed.

Call hours will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren. Immediately afterwards, the funeral will take place at 9:00 a.m.

This will be followed by a Christian Burial Mass at 10 am at St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren, RI.

Interment will be in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Vernon Street, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Warren Animal Shelter, c / o the Warren Animal Hospital, 581 Metacom Avenue, Warren, RI 02885.

For more information / condolences online, please visit Smith Funeral & Memorial Services.

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