Adelaide Barry Obituary (2021) – Unionville, CT


Adelaide Arleen (Wentzel) Barry, 95, of Farmington, beloved wife of 59 years of the late William Henry Barry Jr., died on December 10, 2021 at her home. Born February 10, 1926 in Fisher, MN, she was the daughter of the late Juluis and Clara (Pernella Johnson) Wentzel. Adelaide’s greatest love was her family. She is survived by her children, Robert Barry and his wife Debra, Kathleen Lesperance and her husband Paul, and Colleen Barry, her stepdaughter Dianne Barry and her partner James Hinkle, her grandchildren, Shane Barry, Adam Barry and her wife Margaret, Kelly Williams, Ryan Barry and his wife Jennifer, Samantha Barry, Jessica Maruszewski and her husband Neil, Barry Miller and his wife Cindy, Daniel Lesperance, Amy Han and her husband Brendon, Samantha Herget and Bridget Barry, her great-grandchildren -children, Taylor Selph and her husband Chris, Chris Barry, Geoffrey Barry, Alexander Barry, Jacob Williams, Devon Barry, Morgan Herget, Michael Herget, Aubri Herget, Garrett Jilka, Hayden Jilka, Ethan Barry, Avery Barry and Reid Maruszewski, and her great-great-grandchildren, Kaydence Bundrum and Declan Barry. She was predeceased by three sons, Patrick Barry, John Barry and Timothy Barry. Adelaide was still smiling. She cared deeply for her family and friends and always made everyone feel special and loved. She enjoyed playing rummy, taking photos and going out to her favorite local restaurants. Adelaide was a staunch Red Sox fan and watched every game. She modeled professionally in her early years, worked in the directory service for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., and volunteered regularly at her church. Adelaide has also resided in Portland, OR, Garden Grove, CA, and has spent over 40 years in West Hartford, CT. She will be sincerely missed. Friends can call Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (December 16) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday (December 17) at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Boulevard, West Hartford. All are requested to meet directly at the church. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06107. To send condolences online to the family, please visit

Posted by Hartford Courant on December 14, 2021.


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