|Joan T. Barry|
MESA, AZ-Joan T. Barry, 84, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of St. Anne and Wilmington passed away April 28, 2014 at her home in Mesa. Born July 24, 1929 in Dover, NJ, she was the daughter of George P. Youtz and Frances G. O'Neil. She was married to Clement J. Barry on Sept. 1, 1944. He passed away Nov. 15, 2011.
Joan was an associate with Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes and was a private duty care assistant for many years. She had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, praying two rosaries every day. Throughout her life she was an accomplished seamstress and an excellent cook, which was enjoyed by all. In her retirement she loved Bingo, became an avid reader and spent many hours on her computer. She was a former member of St. Anne Catholic Church.
Surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law: Jeremiah Barry of San Diego, CA; Douglas and Judy of Canton, GA; Leo and Janet of Bourbonnais, Daniel and Patricia of Martinton and Nicholas of Bourbonnais; three daughters and one son-in-law: Marilyn and Leonard Mulcahy of Kankakee, Marian Barry of Mesa and Bernadette and Barbara of Worthington, IN; 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchilren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, Clement; daughters: Madonna and Mary; grandson, Dougie Barry; great-grandson, Ty Baker; sisters: Rita and Miriam and brother, George; daughter-in-law, Karen (Nicholas) Barry and granddaughter-in-law, Megan (Barry) Mulcahy.,
Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home,, 214 N. Sheffield, St. Anne. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Irwin.
Family and friends can sign the online guest book at www.clancygernon.com.
Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St .Anne is in charge of arrangements.