Lillian T. (Mulhern) Barry

Lillian T. (Mulhern) Barry, 91, of Norwell, Massachusetts, passed away April 13, 2024, at home with her family by her side.

She was born to the late James and Jeannette C. Mulhern in Boston. Lillian moved to Holbrook in 1940 and graduated from Holbrook High School in 1950.

She married her high school sweetheart J. Leo Barry, Jr., in 1954, in Holbrook and joined him at Fort Carson in Colorado. They returned to Massachusetts in 1955 and over the next 43 years Lillian raised their family and was active in the community of Whitman before moving to Norwell.

She is survived by Michael Barry and his wife Karen, of Duxbury; Gregg Barry and his wife Amy, of Long Island City, NY; Lisa (Barry) Lyons, and her husband James of Norwell, her daughter-in-law and beloved companion, Lisa Ann Barry of Whitman and daughter-in-law Cresca Barry of Peterborough, NH. She was the proud Nana to 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Sadly, Lillian was predeceased by her eldest son Mark of Hancock, NH.

She has a long legacy of community service. During her years in the town of Whitman she served as a member of the Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Finance Committee, Parent Teacher’s Association, Whitman School Study Committee, Middle School Building Committee, and The Arts Council. She volunteered at the Cardinal Cushing School. She was a member of The Holy Ghost Church in Whitman.

She was generous and kindhearted and always made room for one more at her table. A full house was how she liked it.

All are welcome to visiting hours on Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 2 -5 p.m. and Monday, April 22nd from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Parish (St. Mary’s of the Sacred Heart Church), 392 Hanover St., Hanover, MA. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, April 22nd. The Mass can be viewed directly on YouTube: Or through Our Lady of the Angels: website The burial will be at St Mary’s Cemetery, 245 North St. in Randolph, MA. In lieu of sending flowers a donation can be made in Lillian’s name to South Shore Health Foundation, 55 Fogg Road, Weymouth, Mass 02190.


First Name: Michael
Last Name: Adams
City: Whitman
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/18/2024

Mrs. Barry was a lovely woman. She and my Mom (Marge Adams) were best of friends. They would sit in our kitchen for hours talking and drinking tea. Sorry for your loss.

First Name: Tom
Last Name: LeVangie
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/21/2024

Mr Barry,

My wife and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife.

Sincere condolences to you and your family

God bless
Tom and Cheryl LeVangie

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