Joann L. Barry

Joann L. Barry, 64, of Danbury, wife of John C. Barry, died at her home on Saturday, March 7, 2009 surrounded by her loving family.
Joann was born in New Haven, CT, January 10, 1945, a twin daughter of Eugene and Amelia (Miles) Thorpe.  She attended New Haven schools and graduated from Hillhouse High School.  A hairdresser in early years, she later was employed by National Semiconductor and most recently, the Danbury School system at the King St. Intermediate School for seventeen years prior to retiring due to illness.
A resident of Danbury since 1972 coming from New Haven, she was a member of A.A.R.P., enjoyed gardening and was a “shop until you drop” person.  She also enjoyed Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, winter breaks in Daytona, Florida, and the last twenty years weekends in the Poconos at her vacation home.
In addition to her husband John of thirty-seven years, Mrs. Barry is survived by two daughters; Kathleen Collister and her husband George of Danbury and Christine Barry of New Milford, two brothers; Robert Thorpe and his wife Becky of West Haven, CT and Eugene Roger Thorpe and his wife Maryann of Wallingford, CT, her twin sister and best friend; Donna Hollinger of West Haven, CT, brothers in law; Ken Barry and his wife Ginger of California and Bill Barry and his wife Connie of Danbury, nieces, nephews and extended family and close friends and acquaintances.
She will be remembered as an unforgettable and remarkable woman.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by twin grandchildren; Chloe and Siobhan Collister and a sister; Margaret Marcarelli.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11am in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home with the Rev. David W. Franklin of St. Joseph’s Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Monday from 7PM to 9PM.
Contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., or to the Praxair Cancer Center, Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Ave., both of Danbury 06810.
The family would like to thank Dr. Martin B. Abrams and his staff, the Praxair Cancer Center and Regional Hospice of Western CT for the care, concern and compassion extend to Joann and to the family.
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