Jean Barry (Anglin) Welsch

Jean (Anglin) Barry Welsch age 90, of Holbrook passed away at home on February 28, 2021 after a period of failing health. Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Monsignor Ryan High School. Daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Anglin (Hennessey). She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Barry and Paul Welsch. She is survived by her loving son Robert Barry and his wife Deborah of Stoughton. She was the loving mother of the late Joanne Barry and baby Joseph Barry. Cherished grandmother of Robert Donadini and his wife Janice of Middleborough, Leigh O’Donoghue and her husband Stephen of Abington, Amy Buckley and her partner Brian Ledoux of Stoughton, Matthew Barry and his wife Nicole Zibelli of Plymouth, and Kristen Barry and her husband Matthew Reiben of Stoughton. She was the proud great grandmother of Olivia, Sean, Matthew, Michael and Edward. Sister of the late Sister Jean Thomas Anglin (SC), Thomas Anglin Jr, and Robert Anglin.

Jean was a retired employee of New England Telephone Company. She was an active member of the The Josephines of St. Josephs in Holbrook where she met cherished friends. She was a kind and generous person who loved spending time with her family, the extended Barry family, nieces, nephews and friends. Jean loved to read and was a lover of nature who fed the birds and all the wildlife that came into her yard. She leaves behind her adored cat Delia.

Jean would like to thank the McInerney’s, the Abruzzese’s and Ruth Matson for their kindness and friendship over the years. Jean and her family are grateful for the compassion and care of her doctor Shuchi Gupta MD, and her office staff.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Wednesday, March 3rd from 5-7 pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Covid-19 precautions will be in place. A private funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 4th at St. Joseph's Church in Holbrook followed by a burial at Forest Hills Cemetery Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s name to the VHL Family Alliance


First Name: Joanna
Last Name: Palmer
City: Morrisville
State: NC
Country: USA
Entry Date: 03/02/2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Jean was an amazing, caring, and loving woman who will be greatly missed. Love and sympathy to the family.

First Name: Scott
Last Name: Campbell
City: Gorham
State: ME
Country: USA
Entry Date: 03/02/2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. Jean was a wonderful woman who always seemed to understand what was important most important in life, and that was her family. She helped shape and mold Bob, Leigh and Amy with a gentle touch to make them the wonderful people they are today. She can never be replaced and will be missed by all those who met her as she was an angel on earth. I send my love and support to her family.

First Name: Jerry
Last Name: Scanlan
City: Holiday
State: FL
Entry Date: 03/02/2021

I will miss Jean and our great chats so much. Got to spend lots of great time with Jean during our years with Ma Bell. She was so proud of her family and deeply loved them. My sincere condolences to all of you. God bless you.

First Name: Gary
Last Name: Romancewicz
City: Waltham
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 03/03/2021

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother -in-law. .y thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family

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