Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY


Edmund J. Barr Jr.

27 June , 193520 May , 2019
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A Mass of Christian Burial for Edmund “Eddie” J. Barr Jr., age 83 of Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday (May 24, 2019) at 10:00am at the Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Barr passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Monday (May 20, 2019) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Sonya; a daughter Mary Griffin of Waddington; a son Michael Barr of Ogdensburg; four grandchildren Edmund “Joey” Barr, Alicia Barr, Kelli Barr and Garrett Griffin along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

He was predeceased by two sons Edmund Barr III in 2008 and Patrick Barr in 1994, a grandson Sean Michael in 1990 and three sisters Mary “Theresa” MacMartin, Joan Rogers & Carol Connors.

Eddie was born on June 27, 1935 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of Edmund J. Barr Sr. & Elizabeth Morley. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1953 where he was a standout football player. He later continued his education at BOCES and Canton ATC where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He was married to Sonya Sovie on August 14, 1965 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

He began his career as a mason working with his father for many years building fireplaces and constructing bases for local statues around town. He later joined the team of Niagara Mohawk workers where he retired as their planner after 38 years of employment.

Eddie was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Notre Dame Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family at his camp on the St. Lawrence River, and was fond of making and gifting meat pies during holiday times.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13617 or the Agarwal Renal Center, 124 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be made at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, 23 May , 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 24 May , 2019


Edmund J. Barr Jr.

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Kevin Trageser

4 July 2019

To the Barr Family So sorry to hear of the news.Mr Barr was like a second father to me as a teenager.Always treated me like one of his own.

Patty Wagner

26 May 2019

Mary and family,
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Cherish the memories..

Dawn Latimer

25 May 2019

Mary and family:
So sorry for your loss. May your memories help sustain you during this difficult time. Thinking of you

Andrew and Ramona Kennedy

23 May 2019

Thought and Prayers are with you all. Sorry for your loss.

Clede/Shelley Spooner

23 May 2019

The Barr family,

Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Clede and Shelley Spooner

Melanie Cobb

22 May 2019

So many wonderful memories through all the years with Aunt Sonya and Uncle Eddie and the kids that I will always cherish, especially camping on the St. Lawrence with my parents and our grandparents.

Pam Richardson

22 May 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Ed's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Ed was the best meat pie baker around!

Tracy Randall

22 May 2019

Mary and family I’m so very sorry to hear of your fathers passing . Please know you are in my thoughts and please reach out if you or your family need anything.

Molly Sargent

22 May 2019

The entire Hynes family is sorry to hear of Mr. Barr's passing. He was a friend of our father and worked with him also at Niagara Mohawk . Anytime we came in contact with him, he always made it a point to talk to us. What a nice man!! Our condolences to the family.

Kevin & Denise Palmer

22 May 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.