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Ralph E. "Peanut" Barry, Sr.

May 8, 1925 January 20, 2014
Ralph E. "Peanut" Barry, Sr.
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Obituary for Ralph E. "Peanut" Barry, Sr.

Ralph E. “Peanut” Barry, Sr. Waterville - Ralph E. “Peanut” Barry, Sr., 88, a longtime resident of Waterville, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville with his loving family at his side. Born in Belvidere, March 8, 1925, he was a son of the late Rolla Barry, Sr. and Nettie (Tanner) Barry. On May 24, 1947, Peanut married the former Nancy Edna Bennett in Hyde Park, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Ralph was an Army Veteran of World War II and was later employed as a truck driver first for Manchester Lumber and then Parker & Stearns. He also farmed and raised heifers. In his youth, he enjoyed rabbit hunting and later years, fishing. After his retirement, Peanut spent many enjoyable hours with his family and friends at his camp on Lake Carmi. One of his greatest enjoyments was spending time with his family, playing cards and ‘marbles’ especially with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed country music, watching westerns and RFD-TV. Peanut is survived by his three children, Edna Lafountain & her husband, Dereck, of Waterville, Barbara Lowell and her husband, Michael, of Wolcott, and Ralph E. Barry, II of Waterville, also by his 10 grandchildren, Dereck, Julie, David, Jamie, Dondi, Michelle, Kimberly, Christopher, Corey and Adam and by his 24 great grandchildren. He also leaves four brothers, Rolla Barry, Jr. of Hyde Park, Donald Barry and wife, Freda, of Belvidere, Richard Barry and wife, Claudette, of Hyde Park and Roy Barry and wife, Barbara, of Hyde Park. Four sisters, Mildred Wescom of Richford, Wanda Lanpher of Johnson, Nelda Bennett of Eden and Joyce Messier and husband, Larry, of Enosburg, his sister-in-law, Alberta Genetti of Bedford, MA and his brothers-in-law, Edward Bennett of Belvidere and Dallas Bennett and wife, Marylin, of Waterville., many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Nancy, and his parents, Peanut is predeceased by a grandson, Tyler Barry, his brothers, Kenneth and Lloyd and an infant sister, Maryann. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, in the Waterville Town Hall, Waterville, VT from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A graveside service will be held this spring in the Mountain View Cemetery in Waterville at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661. Assisting the family is Lucien Hayes and staff of the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans where private messages of condolence may be sent to www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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