Jeremiah Barry

Jeremiah J. Barry

Saturday, February 9th, 1935 - Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jeremiah Barry, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Jeremiah Barry with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Jeremiah (Jerry) J. Barry, 84, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in Stamford on February 9, 1935 to the late Edward and Elizabeth Cosgrove Barry.
Jerry graduated from Stamford High School, where he was a star running back for the Black Knights football team. He then served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany near the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin during the height of the Cold War. Following his military service, he received a football scholarship to the University of Connecticut, Storrs and he also attended Norwalk Community College.
He then went to work for Consolidated Diesel (CONDEC), first in Greenwich and then in Waterbury, CT as the Manager of Purchasing. After leaving CONDEC, he worked for Bata Engineering in Canada. Before he retired, he worked for Fermont, a division of General Dynamics, in Bridgeport as its Director of Purchasing.
He enjoyed traveling and following the local sports teams. Serving in the Army whet his appetite for travel, and he traveled throughout Europe, especially visiting the beaches of Normandy, Germany and Ireland. He had been an avid member of the Holy Name Athletic Club in Stamford, and he played in many sports leagues in his younger years. He still enjoyed getting together regularly with old high school friends and colleagues.
A kind and humble man, family was his number one priority. From attending hundreds of ballet recitals, basketball games, swim meets, tennis matches and softball games of his daughters and nieces and nephews, to Saturday and Sunday morning coffees and breakfasts with his siblings to quiet beach mornings with his partner, all benefitted from his unconditional love.
He is survived by his devoted partner of 30 years, Gerda Cunninghame of Stamford; his loving daughters, Heather E. Barry of MA and Maura K. Barry of Stamford; a sister, Margaret M, Spezzano and her husband Louis of Stamford; his grandson, Habtamu Henry Barry of MA; as well as two nieces, Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Barry, and two nephews, Danny Spezzano and Neil Barry.
Besides his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his brothers Edward W. Barry and John C. Barry.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gabriel RC Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jerry’s memory to the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, One Hospital Plaza, P.O Box 9317, Stamford, CT 06904
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Jeremiah J. Barry, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Gabriel Parish
    Address
    914 Newfield Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06905
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's RC Cemetery
    Address
    25 Camp Avenue
    DARIEN, CT 06820
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: Bennett Cancer Center.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jeremiah here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Buffy, David, Matthew, and Julia, David, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Julia, and others have sent flowers to the family of Jeremiah J. Barry.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
BJ

Buffy, David, Matthew, and Julia

Posted at 07:06pm
Mom, we all share your sadness in this difficult time. Uncle Jerry will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. We love you.
Flower Image

Buffy, David, Matthew, and Julia purchased flowers for the family of Jeremiah Barry. Send Flowers

DJ

David, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Julia

Posted at 06:51pm
Gerda, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Uncle Jerry was very special to all of us. We are going to miss him too.
Flower Image

David, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Julia purchased flowers for the family of Jeremiah Barry. Send Flowers

HP

Holmes Special Education team & Paula

Posted at 03:01pm
Sending our heartfelt condolences w/ the loss of your father. May you find peace in knowing that he's at rest & he'll always be with you in spirit.
Flower Image

Holmes Special Education team & Paula purchased flowers for the family of Jeremiah Barry. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album