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  • Thomas Joseph Barry

    Birth: March 6, 1935 | Died: March 3, 2022

    Funeral Service Details

    Visitation:
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Rosary at 5:30 p.m.
    Hilgenfeld Mortuary Chapel
    Anaheim, California

    Funeral Mass:
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    10:00 a.m.
    St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church
    Anaheim, California

    Interment:
    Holy Sepulcher Cemetery

    Thomas “Tom” Barry died on March 3, 2022 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was three days short of his 87th birthday.  Born in 1935, Tom grew up in Boston, MA and graduated from Boston Latin School in 1953. He was appointed to the Naval Academy that same year, joining the Class of 1958, 8th Company.He received a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior at United States International University (San Diego) in 1975.   Tom served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and was stationed mostly in San Diego, with brief stays in Long Beach and Honolulu. During his time in Long Beach, he met Peggy Barnett, a young nurse at St Mary’s Hospital, who would become his wife in 1962.   Following his naval career, Tom worked in the Human Resources and Training fields for a variety of private companies, including Transamerica and CF Braun. After an additional 20 years in the private sector, Tom retired and spent the remainder of his years enjoying time with his family. He was the consummate patriarch – dispensing wisdom and humor in equal parts to whomever would listen. Friends and family describe him as a perfect gentleman and the rock of his family.   Tom was a devout Catholic, and was especially fond of the verse in 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” He was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret “Peggy” Barry in 2014. His date of passing fell on what was their 60th wedding anniversary. He is survived by his sister Barbara, sons Kevin and Sean, and his grandchildren Jordan, Thomas “TJ”, Bridget, Alexandra, Dylan, Katie, Hannah, and Megan.   Services will be held on March 23, 2022 at Saint Anthony Claret church in Anaheim, CA, followed by interment at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery.  

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