Obituary of Constance Anne Barry
Constance Anne Barry, lovingly known as Connie or Babe, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024, at the age of 89 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. She was born on May 17, 1934, in East Orange, New Jersey, to the late Winifred and Marion Steinbach. Connie was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of many with her warmth, talent, and loving nature. She was an accomplished seamstress and knitter, creating beautiful garments that showcased her skill and creativity. Connie's green thumb was evident in her mastery of gardening, her home and gardens were included many times in the Mount Tabor historic home and garden tours.
In her free time, Connie was an avid traveler, exploring the world through cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with her dear friends. Connie's educational journey led her to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Elizabeth's College. Connie's career began during her teenage years, working for the Star Ledger and New Jersey Bell. After marrying David Barry in 1954, she accompanied him to Germany while he served in the Army. As a young mother, she started working part-time at the Mount Tabor Library, which she enjoyed immensely. Her work in libraries led her to a career in the research library at Standard and Poors. Her love of reading and research led to her career in finance. As a grandmother, Connie pursued her dreams and became an Analyst at Salomon Brothers, retiring with Citigroup.
Connie's memory will forever be cherished by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Andersen and husband Alan, Patricia Shuford and husband Bill, and Jennifer Barry. Connie's grandchildren, Liz Anne Williams, Alex Williams and wife Melinda, Kaitlynn Chopra and husband Maheer Azad, Liam Shuford, Krishan Chopra, Ryan Shuford, Tyler Shuford, Lydia Andersen, Jacob Andersen, Peter Andersen, and Melanie Andersen and great-granddaughter Annabel will all miss her terribly. Her dear nieces and nephews Patti McSherry and husband Keith, Marianne Maszer, Jeffrey Squire and wife Michelle and Doug Squire, and the Barry nieces and nephew Laura, Carol, Marie, Ann, Beth, Kate and Eric all held a special place in her heart. We will always remember her as a source of love and inspiration.
Connie was preceded in death by her beloved sister Mabel Squire and brother-in-law Warren, her nephew Gary, as well as her sister Marjorie and ex-husband David. In honor of Connie's legacy, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering, a cause that held a special place in her heart.
There will be a public visitation on Thursday February 8th from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Norman Dean Funeral Home, 16 Righter Ave, Denville. A funeral service will follow at 1:00PM in the chapel at Restland Memorial Park, 77 Deforest Ave, East Hanover. All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of this incredible woman! Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Connie here to continue to let her radiance shine.
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