Henry L. "Hank" Barry

  • Born: June 8, 1932
  • Died: September 22, 2016
  • Location: Hampstead, New Hampshire

Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home

116 Main Street
Route 121A
Plaistow, NH 03865

Tel. (603) 382-2233

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hampstead, NH: Henry L. "Hank" Barry, 84, of Hampstead, died following a long illness, on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at his home, with his family by his side.

Born in North Andover, MA, he was the son of the late Frank and Julia (Perry) Barry and was educated in North Andover and Lawrence. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman during the Korean Conflict and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, China Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with 1 Star.

A lineman and sixty-five year member of Local 104 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, he was employed by several of the local power companies and retired as a foreman from the MBTA after twenty four years of service. He also owned and operated Hank's Chimney Sweep and Stove Shop from his home in Hampstead for twenty years.

A member of Saint Anne's Parish of Hampstead, he was a longtime volunteer for the New Hampshire Special Olympics and was active as the Wagon Master for the New Hampshire Chapter of the Good Sam Club.

Mr. Barry was devoted to his family and enjoyed playing cards, bike riding, camping, traveling in his R.V. and square dancing as a member of the Kingston Firesiders.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty-one years, Charlotte M. (Cross) Barry, a son, Henry L. "Hank" Barry, Jr. and his wife Karen of Atkinson, two daughters, Debbie A. Ball and her husband Alan of Londonderry, and Cheryl Hill of Hampstead, a brother John Barry and his wife Mary, of Arizona, two sisters, Sr. Florence Joseph (Margaret Flaherty) of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Holbrook,MA, and Joan Harty of Barre, MA, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Jocelyn Winters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Barry's Life Celebration to be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main ST., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. His funeral will take place on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with burial to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampstead. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute/NHOH, 40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, NH, 03053. To send a message of condolence to the family or to find directions to our home, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Cheryl and the Barry Family:

Very sorry to hear the sad news of your loss; may he Rest in Peace....

Posted by Douglass Knight - Salem, NH   September 26, 2016

Many fond memories of working with Hank at the MBTA. We have thought about him often. Our prayers are with the family.

Posted by Jim & Linda Davies    September 25, 2016

So sorry for your loss! Hank was a great guy!

Posted by Dick Clark - Hampstead, NH - Friend   September 25, 2016

Our heartfelt condolences go to Charlotte and family for their loss. Hank is fondly remembered as a good and descent man. We regret we cannot attend his funeral service because of health reasons. Hank and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Frank and Alberta Baggett - Windham, NH - Friend   September 24, 2016

Hank - so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing and gracious person. Cherish those memories.

Posted by Mark & Jane McCrill - Atkinson, NH   September 24, 2016

Our Condolences to the family.

Posted by Dave & Nanette Constant - Windham, NH - Friend   September 24, 2016

I have known Hank since meeting miss Cheryl. We have had many entertaining times with Hank! 45's! Mike said "he was very awesome to me when we first met". ! We use to call him "Hanky Babe" ! So sorry for your loss Barry familyWith much love Nancy&Mike

Posted by Nancy LaFleur - E. Hampstead, NH - Family Friend   September 23, 2016

I have many fond memories of Hank . He was a great guy condolences to the Barry Family

Posted by Peter Southwick - Ocala, FL - Friend   September 23, 2016

Hank we Love You and we will miss you . You were a Good Friend and we will never forget you . Love and Prayers ~ Bert & Dottie

Posted by Bert & Dottie Whittraker - Glen, NH - Friend   September 23, 2016

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