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Salem, MA – John Thomas Barry,…

Salem, MA – John Thomas Barry, 97, of Salem, Mass., formerly of Winthrop, passed away on Friday August 17, 2018, at his home in Salem. Born September 12, 1920, in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of the late Dr. Thomas Barry and Ethlyn Barry. John had a long career in the Aviation Industry, starting as an aircraft mechanic for Pratt & Whitney at La Guardia airport in New York, to Superintendent of Maintenance for Eastern Airlines at Logan Airport in Boston, Mass. With a career that spanned 41 years, John saw tremendous changes in aviation. He enjoyed traveling after his retirement, along with being an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. John is predeceased by his wife(s) Clara Barry, Gertrude Barry, and M. Elaine Berardi (Barry). John is survived by his daughter Eileen Barry Johnson and her husband Bruce Johnson of Winthrop, Mass.; sons, Thomas Leonard Barry of Salem, Mass., and Kevin John Barry and his wife Marcella Barry of Pleasanton, Calif.; and daughter Patricia Ann Vernstrom and her husband Jon Vernstrom of Hagerstown, Md Predeceased by his dear sisters, Ethyn, Betty and Shirley. Friends and Family are invited to visit with the family on August 23, 2018, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, followed by funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to North Shore Elder Services Program, Salem Mass. For directions and his guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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