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David Barry, beloved husband, father and friend, was called away from this world on Monday, May 29.
Born in Gloucester on January 2, 1949, he was the son of John Urban Barry and Violet (Giovannini) Barry.
David had a love for music from an early age. In the early 1970s, he was the lead guitarist and vocalist for several popular Gloucester-based Rock n' Roll bands. David graduated from St. Ann’s High School and attended Merrimack College where he studied Electrical Engineering. Dave’s expertise with electronic equipment made him a sought-after maintenance technician in the high-tech semi-conductor industry.
Above all, David was a devout family man who never left his wife Pattie’s side, and often referred to her as the force that held him together. He was a proud father of their sons, Avery and John, and often shook his head in amazement at their accomplishments. Dave was also a gloating grandfather who relished spending time with his grandchildren.
Although David leaves a unique void and will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends, great comfort is taken in knowing he was a very spiritual person who looked beyond the physical world. He shared this with others, and viewed everyone who touched his life in the light of his spiritual values. Quite simply said, Dave was always there to help anyone, even on social media, which has become evident through the grief expressed by his many caring Facebook friends from around the world.
In addition to his wife, Pattie, he is survived by his sons, Avery and John Barry; sibling, Patricia M. Barry; grandchildren, Brittney, Lisa, Brandon, Jade, Wyatt, and John “Jack” Barry; great-grandchildren, Riley and Layla Pavenski; cousins, much-loved in-laws, and many friends he considered family.
A celebration of the life of David will be held at the Pond View Village Function Hall, 23 LePage Lane, Gloucester, MA, on June 25 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Please omit flowers. Contributions to services may be made to Pattie Barry at 5 LePage Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930.
For online condolences, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, MA.
Published on  June 9, 2017
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