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Sheridan James “Barry” Barry

June 19, 1942 - July 7, 2019

          Sheridan James “Barry” Barry, age 77, of Middletown, DE passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

          Born in Scituate, MA on June 19, 1942, he was a son of the late John and Geraldine (Riggs) Barry.  Barry proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  Prior to starting his career with DuPont, he worked for Naaman’s Supply for several years.  During his 34 year career with DuPont he worked as a millwright.  Barry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and crabbing.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Rick Barry.  Barry is survived by his children, Rick Barry (Melanie) and Joe Barry (Annie); longtime companion and her family, Joyce Daugherty; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

          All services are private.  Interment will be held in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barry’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Helen F. Graham Cancer Center c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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13 Guestbook messages for Sheridan James “Barry” Barry

  • I am so sorry to learn about Barry’s passing. I didn’t know he had been in the hospital. If I can do anything, please let me.
    He has been a good friend for many years. Him and Victor can continue their fishing, crabbing and hunting excursion’s.

  • Very sorry and saddened when I heard of the passing of Sheridan Barry. He was a good friend and coworker . We worked together on a number of projects at Dupont. I also fished and crabbed with him, many times over the years. Recently we would meet for lunch at various pubs and restaurants. It was always a good time to share old fishing stories and work experiences, and also plan the next outing.
    I will miss Barry, and our times together whether on the water or out to lunch.
    My condolences to all the family and friends.
    May the memories of him sustain you all through this period of loss.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Barry was a great friend for over 40 years. May he rest in peace and may God bring all of you comfort in your loss.

  • So sorry for your loss

  • So sorry to hear this. I hope that all the wonderful memories you have of a life spent together help you through this difficult time.

  • Worked with Barry at Duponts.One wonderful individual Good worker and friend.RIP Barry

  • We are saddened to hear about Barry’s passing. He will be sorely missed at Kelly’s. God bless him.

  • So sorry hear of Barry’s sudden passing. We know that he is happy that he left this earth without prolonged suffering and pain.
    Thinking of all of his family but happy that Barry left this earth the way he wanted.

  • Barry and I served in the the United Stated Air Force together a great friend I lost by his passing.
    We also spent the summer at Rehoboth Beach after being discharged a summer that I will always remember.
    I know the good Lord will be taking good care of him when he passes through the gates of heaven.
    My prayer are with his family and his longtime companion Joyce.
    Nestor Derkach /Derk

  • To Barry’s family, I worked with Barry in the main shop at the DuPont Experimental Station for a number of years. I was the young kid back then and was put to task many times. Looking back it made me a better mechanic and person. Nothing mean just good fun. Many of us looked up to Barry and I’m very sorry to see he passed. Barry was ornery in a good way, the good thing is when I read of his passing I had nothing but good thoughts of him. Best to his family, in time some of the hurt will pass and your smiles will return.

  • Great guy !! Worked with Barry @ DuPont X-Station. One of the good guys !!!

  • We are so sorry to learn about Barry. He was such a nice man. He will be missed by many.

  • Even though we lost touch with Barry over the years, we were saddened to learn of his passing. When we were all “young & foolish” we spent many adventures with Barry, boating, skiing, and many fun dinners with friends. We have many fond memories to cherish. Our sincere sympathy to Rick, Joe and Joyce and family.