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Karen L. (McHugh) Barry

September 6, 1958 — October 8, 2020

Karen Barry loved life and the people in it. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren. A lover of God's creatures she fostered all sorts of animals and was known to feed a stray or two. She loved her living community on Ridge Lane and friendships that developed over the years. The self-dubbed 'Clubhouse G-5' was a group of neighbors who became friends and would gather often outdoors just for conversation and companionship.

She was David Ortiz's number one fan and would look forward to celebrating her birthday each year with a game at Fenway Park. Regardless of whether she was in the park or not if the Red Sox were playing she was listening or watching. Her love of animals inspired countless hours of volunteer work at various shelters including Animal Umbrella in Peabody. She was known to shop for a bargain and cut the weekly coupons for an even better deal.

Karen died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 62. In heaven she rejoins her son, Kenneth P. Barry who died April 29, 2019. She will be remembered as of the most genuine and nicest people who was loved by so many.

Born in Waltham on September 6, 1958 she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Judith (Campbell) McHugh she was a graduate of Waltham High School.

She leaves her children, Melissa A. Barry (Alex Quinones) of Waltham and David J. Barry of Seekonk; her daughter-in-law, Liana M. (Romero) Barry of Maynard; cherished grandmother of Jasmine, Keira and Bella Quinones of Waltham, Jameson Barry of Franklin and Ava Barry of Maynard; sister of Timothy McHugh of Billerica and James McHugh of Florida; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Karen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, October 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

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