Francis "Dewey"'s Story
Francis “Dewey” Barry, 88, of the Town of Niagara, NY, was born on April 12, 1927 in Gaines, NY and passed from this life on Sunday, April 10, 2016. On November 5, 1947, Francis married the former Elizabeth “Betty Jane” Greene. She predeceased him on January 1, 2014.
Mr. Barry proudly served in the United States Navy, during World War II, aboard the U.S.S. Hazard, until he was honorably discharged in 1945. Francis was employed by Iroquois Beer Distributors, until their closing and later retired from Gorge Beer Distributors. He was a member of the VFW in Hinsdale, NY and the Mine Warfare Association.
Mr. Barry is survived by three children, Duane Barry of Philadelphia, PA, Gail Barry of Grand Island, NY and Beverly Barry of the Town of Niagara, NY; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Francis was also predeceased by two daughters, Janice Barry and Barbara Rucci.
There will be no prior visitation. Private graveside services will be held in Northridge Cemetery, Cambria, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Please visit www.ottoredanz.com for online condolences.
Published on April 12, 2016