Irene Barry

July 6, 1920May 4, 2012

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Irene Veronica Barry was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 6, 1920 to James and Charlotte Barry. After completing school at Holy Redeemer, she worked many years at Detroit Edison as a supervisor.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her siblings Sr. Helene, IHM, James and Charlotte. She was also preceded in death by her niece Judy and nephew Jeff. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Barry and her nieces and nephews Kathleen (Mike) Bruno, John (Debbie) Barry and Janet (Dennis) Agresta. She is also survived by her great nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit Irene's family during a visitation in her honor on Monday May 7, 2012 from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile in Livonia, Michigan 48152. During the visitation, there will be a Scripture Service prayed in her memory at 7 pm by Deacon Gary Pardo. The funeral home is located on the north side of W. Six Mile, east of I-275 and Newburgh Road.

Funeral services for Irene will be on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh in Livonia, Michigan 48152. She will lie in state at the church from 10 am until her Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gary Michalik at 10:30 am. The church is located on the east side of Newburgh Road, just north of W. Six Mile.

She will be laid to rest at Mt. Elliot Cemetery in Detroit with her family.


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Kathleen Mcdonald

December 15, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. Irene was my Godmother. My deepest sympathy to the family. May she rest in peace.