Anne Barry

Obituary of Anne Haedecke Barry

Anne H. Barry of Navarino, NY returned to our Lord on August 9, 2020. The daughter of the late August D. and Esther P. Haedecke, she was born January 28, 1934 in Camden, NJ and attended Most Holy Rosary High School. After graduating in 1952, Anne continued her education at St. Joseph's School of Nursing before entering the United States Air Force where she rose to the rank of Captain before returning to civilian life. There, while working for Dr. Eugene Hickey of Syracuse, NY she met and married the love of her life, Michael T. Barry, her husband of 58 years as of this October 13th. After a short period as a stay at home Mom, Anne returned to work in 1976 as the school nurse for the Onondaga Central School District at Walter Wheeler Middle School where she worked until she retired in 1999. She was an active member of the Navarino Fire Department Auxiliary and was one of the founding Mothers of the Navarino Memorial Day Parade. Anne was predeceased by her granddaughter, Shannon McHone of Wilmington, NC and by her two sisters, Bernadine Murphy of Eugene, OR and Gretchen Crowley of Syracuse, NY. She is survived by her husband Michael and her four sons, Michael C. of Tully, NY, Patrick T. (Kathy) of Navarino, NY and twins Christopher P. of Navarino, NY and John D. (Barbara) of Wilmington, NC. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Michael, David and Kayla; James, Kathryn and Thomas; Jason; Shelby, Kieran and Brayden; and 2 great-grandsons, Landen (Shannon and husband Charlie) and Griffin (Thomas and wife Keller). Anne's spirited energy and enthusiasm for life left an indelible mark on all who met or came in contact with her. She loved her role as a School Nurse and she touched the lives of thousands of students over the course of her career. While diminutive in stature, she had a giant presence, loved her dogs, and loved to sing and dance filling the lives of those she loved with joy and happiness during every phase of her life. Her presence lives on in the grandchildren she leaves behind. There will be no calling hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A celebration of Anne's life will be held when quarantine conditions subside. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family has asked that any donations in Anne's honor be made to the 501©(3) non-profit Flunk Cancer. Details can be found at www.flunkcancer.org. Also, Anne would surely remind all of us to vote on November 3rd. "…… It's been lovely!"
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