Roberta M. (Lyons) Barry of Chelmsford


5901-barryRoberta M. (Lyons) Barry, 76, of Chelmsford died Monday, October 17, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to Garrett J. Barry with whom she celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2016.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Lyons. She graduated from St. Clement’s High School in Somerville with the class of 1958. While in high school Roberta was a member of the drama club and the varsity cheerleading squad.

Roberta retired from the Chelmsford Public Schools, where she worked as a Teacher’s Aide at the North School

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and a CCD teacher.

Roberta was an extremely talented seamstress whose specialty was making wedding gowns.

She was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan.

Roberta was a proud resident of Chelmsford for forty-five years

Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Garrett J. Barry III and his wife Lynne of Bedford, NH and; two brothers, William and his wife, Jean Lyons of Winchester, MA and Donald and his wife, Bert Lyons of Tewksbury, MA; sister, Alberta Cain of Billerica; a grandchild, Riley Barry of Bedford, NH and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. Mary Church, Chelmsford. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery, Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


October 20, 2016
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


October 21, 2016
10 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Richard Dermott says:

    Our very sincere condolences to you Garry and to Garry jnr., Lynn, Riley and others in your family.
    We are so, so sad and sorry to learn of your loss. Roberta was a lovely lady we all loved and we all have such fond memories of the times we spent together both in Massachusetts and the UK
    I shall never forget the kindness she showed me when I first came to the States in 1970, so typical of her warm, giving and humorous nature. She was indeed a very fine person and we shall all miss her so much.
    We hope that in time the pain of your loss will ease and that you will find great comfort in the happy memories you have of her.
    Richard, Nari and Family

  2. Denise Dunn says:

    Dear Mr. Barry, Garry and family, I’m so sorry to learn of Mrs. Barry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find peace and comfort in happy memories.
    Denise Dunn

  3. Esther says:

    My condolences to the family. I am sorry for your great loss. Although the pain does not easily disappear, prayer to God can bring you comfort. We are assured at Psalm 147:3 that God is able to ” Heal the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.” (painful spots) At 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 God is described as the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials .” May Gods word and all the wonderful memories you’ve shared together bring you and the family comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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