John C. Barry

January 4, 1961June 8, 2021

John C. Barry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the age of 60.

John was the loving husband of Grace A. Barry (nee' Migneco); dear father of John, Kathleen, and Olivia Barry; loving brother of Eileen Barry and James (the late Rhonda) Barry; dear son-in-law of Virginia Migneco; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and a friend to many.

John grew up in South St. Louis and attended Oakville Senior High School. He and Grace were married May 16, 1998 and together they raised their three children. He worked for Home Depot for over 20 years and he will be deeply missed by his co-workers. John enjoyed barbequing and cooking for his family and friends, and watching sports and cartoons. He loved classic TV shows like Hogan's Heroes and MASH, and anything on Turner Classic Movies.

He had a dry sense of humor, he was a lovable curmudgeon, he loved his family, and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

A Celebration of John's Life will be Monday, June 21 from 9-11am with a Memorial Service at 11am, at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa Street 63109.

Please leave a favorite memory of John for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.


21 June

A Gathering of Family and Friends

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

21 June

A Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109


John C. Barry

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Kuumba Nia

June 11, 2021

Papa Smurf took notice of me wanting to become DS and would walk me through somet
hings. He would always inform me of Delivery issues when I was over Deliveries, while he worked overnight and not miss a beat.
RIP. I did understand his humor.

Tim Arrendell

June 10, 2021

John was quite special to Me. He was quiet to Me back in 2013 when I Started at HD. I worked Freight overnight , and He showed Me how to do the job correct . He told Me arrange Your freight on the RDC cart by isle and pull the cart and pack it out. That simple. If You did not care , He would not continue to Show You. I became Good Friends with John and Grace . I'll miss You John !

roseann Kovac

June 10, 2021

I have known John Barry for a long time and he was always so kind to me. He was a wonderful boss and even made me barbecue when I was pregnant. He Was always willing to help anybody who needed it and stick up for the little guy. John loved his family and spoke of them regularly with pride. I will truly miss him and am so glad I got to know him. Rest in peace John.

James Barry

June 10, 2021

Sending out positive thoughts and healing vibes to Aunt Grace and the kids. Such a complicated family, to put it the most mildly. In spite of all the noise, I’ll remember Uncle John as a fellow wrasslin enthusiast. I’ll remember wiping the floor with him in Joe Montana Sports Talk Football on the SEGA, and I’ll remember the pride he had once John Henry was born.

It’s something I was too young to recognize at the time, but looking back it was apparent. Fatherhood can change a lot. We all hope it’s for the better. That we love our children better than how we are.
I try to do that with my daughter.

Speaking with Katie for the last few weeks I know that John has left the world in better hands than when he came into the world. He and Grace have raised three incredibly unique individuals that I can only hope to learn more about.

But in this moment we are surrounded by an incredibly heavy and slow moving oppression of grief and loss. Losing a parent is removing polarity. You’re in an uncontrolled spin, getting lost in grief is not only understandable but expected. Please reach out to your support systems.

I’d say focus on the positive memories, but I’ve struggled with comfort in that. I find the smallest comforts in looking for my mothers face in whatever I can. Scouring for anything she touched any recorded words. They give little comfort, but sometimes little is what we have.

If you need anything from a surprising source please let me know. We want to pay our respects to John and support how we are able.

Barry is Irish for “stubborn sons of guns” so let’s not live up to our name. We all came, at least in part, from a couple of pretty cool old people and I am sure they were there for Uncle John when he needed them to be.

Margarita Campbell

June 9, 2021

John was a man that you could depend on to get things done. While his sense of humor was an acquired one, he had a heart of gold. I am happy to say that I spent 13 years working with him. I could always ask him for help and he would take care of it. He will be missed.