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Edward M. Barry, 60

Edward Matthew Barry, 60, of Upton passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer on February 14, 2022.

Born on August 27, 1961, Ed was the son of the late Edward and Corinne (Iadarola) Barry, He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School, and self employed. Ed was the personification of service to others.

Ed studied the art of Karate and mentored numerous students over a period of 40 years, earning the rank of 5th degree Black Belt. An accomplished Equestrian, and proficient in the intricacies of Farm Management, he was essential to farms all over New England. His aptitude for drumming spanned decades and was his true lifelong passion. From performing to instruction, he was one of the most respected musicians in the community.

Ed is survived by his loving sister, Corinne (Barry) Yannone and husband John of New Hampshire; his sister Theolinda Barry of Uxbridge, and his loving partner, Kelley McCauley of Upton.

Calling Hours will be on Sunday, February 20th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford Ma.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 187 Hopedale St., in Hopedale, MA on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Milford.


Guest Book

There were things about you I couldn’t understand, I wouldn’t understand, you were a loner, a rebel but I loved you Dottie
Dottie


I had lost touch with my mother's side of the family after her death. It saddens me not knowning my cousin Eddie as a grown man. From all indications, he did a good job at it. I will always hold fond memories of him and his siblings. May his soul have found the glory he deserves.
Edward C. Owen, Chuck


You are very Special Ed. We will all miss you terribly. Rest In Peace my friend.
Steve Katz


A wonderful man Ed, was taken from this earth too young. We are give our deepest condolences to Kelley, Theo, Corinne and their families.😿
John & Lynn Le


Dear Corrine and Theo, We are so sorry to learn of Ed's death. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Valerie and Dana Tessicini


I will always remember the great times we had playing music together, the rehearsals at Ed's, surrounded by friends. Ed will be missed but never forgotten. Theo and family, Kelly, I extend my deepest condolences to you all.
Brendan Spaeth


Your job does not define who you are, neither does your wealth nor the size of your home or the car you drive. What does define you is your character. I‘ve been a friend of Ed’s since the early 60’s. We met when we were around 7 or 8 maybe younger, at a place that would mold and define our friendship. To this day, in those very early years in Dennis mass on Chapin beach, on Dr. Bottero Rd, at Silver sands God introduced me to Ed Barry, a guy who would become a lifelong friend. Every year or families would rent out a unit at the motel on the beach. Every year whomever got there first would wait in the breezeway till the other showed up. And then, we would embark on exploits that became legendary! Coahaugs, steamers, mussels, catching eels, crabs, June bugs, toads, the ice cream man, pushpops, Rosie’s mini golf, the dunes, the marsh, conch city, extra low tide, hours of frisbee, the old rope across the road gag, Captain Frosty, Dennis market, beach fires at night, kites, fireworks, the outside shower, long walks on the beach, the sand bar, horse shoe crabs, girls, horse flies, hide and seek. Séances with kite string, miniature golf. Time stood still. We had an eternity to run, swim, explore ect. The 80’s were a repeat, Ed, Mike Kostyshack and myself had vans. Karate, Motocross, the band, we constantly found ourselves back at Silver Sands, the mountains, Silver sands, Mike Kostyshack’s house, Ed’s Malamutes Dakota I forgot the other. Mountain biking, long distance road biking, Boston marathon. I have to stop, but it was Ed’s character, honest, true to his friends and family, selfless, incredibly funny and super talented. Thank you Ed, for always being my friend. You blessed my life, I love you buddy, you were my brother and it made me a better person and individual. Until I see you again, I’m flooded with memories and they’re all awesome. Ed Barry, the best friend anyone could ever have!
Chris Humphrey


Ed..We are beyond heartbroken..you watched our sons turn from boys to men..you were Uncle Ed to them..they got a kick out you whenever you got speakers..a new tv.. or a new phone ..Mike and Jack would be your first call ! you were in awe of how they could set it up for you so fast.. as we all struggled with the new technology..lol.. So funny as they became older they became your friend as well! from Thur. volleyball..jacuzzi nights..and hanging out having a few drinks.. They, as well as George and myself will miss you beyond words..the memories of laughter..enjoying great meals..etc..are so amazing..and hopefully get us through this. But..all the fun yet to have been had is just crushing.. It's true.. Only the Good Die Young.. It's not going to be the same here for us without you in it..💔 So until we all see each other again..well cherish everything you brought to our family. We Love you Ed.. George..Laura..Mike & Jack..❤
George, Laura, Michael and Jack Chapman


To Ed’s family, On behalf of my family I wish to express our deepest sympathy on your loss of Ed. I have met Ed at a couple of family functions. A gentle man, who loved life. May your memories of Ed comfort you now and in the future. Respectfully, Ed O’Callaghan Jr.
Ed O’Callaghan


Ed was the glue that held Soulidarity in the pocket. He was a joy and he brought that to his music. It's sad to know that I'll never make music with him again. Beyond that, he was just a great guy and we will miss him tremendously.
Mike Carney


We will always remember you as a man of many talents and humor, but also of kindness and service to others, including my Mom, Gin Sibson, and all of the horses at Glean Maura Farm whom you cared for in rain, shine or bizzard without fail. Hope you bump into her up there. Eileen Sibson Warren
Eileen Warren


We may never know another man of his caliber, but we are all better for having him in our lives. Prayers and love to all in this difficult time.
Craig McCoskery


My heartfelt sympathy to Ed's family, partner and friends. He was the kindest and most generous man, never taking, always giving. He will leave a hole in many hearts. May he Rest In Peace.
Bev (Pearson) Young


I’ve known Ed for a few years through horses and him doing work around the Farm where I have my business. Ed was always so helpful, kind, upbeat and brought a smile to everyone he encountered, exemplary of how we should all treat each other. I felt lucky to have known him.
Jill Swift


I learned a great life lesson from having known Ed. In every encounter, give a compliment and share a laugh. It was always such a joy to see him because each and every time he had a compliment AND he made you laugh. What better legacy could you leave? He made us all feel better about ourselves, and he brought us joy. I hope to be more like you, Ed. You were a rare bright light and you will be sorely missed.
Margaret Bower


Ed will be missed by many. I will cherish the memories I have of making music together and hanging out at the music social at The Tradesman. Ed was such a great guy. He was a solid drummer & was always fun to be around. It is heartbreaking to think that he is no longer with us physically but each of us who have gotten to know him over the years carry a piece of him with us in our hearts. He will live on in stories told of the good times and in the many memories we all have of him. He was loved and will not be forgotten. Deepest love and compassion to Ed’s family and closest friends during this difficult time.
Matt Zajac


I will always remember you. You touched so many people with your great energy. Thoughts and prayers to Kelly
Joyce


Ed you were an amazing person. I’ll never forget you. We all love you ❤️💔
Mikey


Ed you were an amazing person. I’ll never forget you. We all love you ❤️💔
Mikey


I have know Ed for about 20 years through horses of course. I hired him years ago to give me an English riding lesson. Then again to give my daughter a riding lesson. He was amazing with her. Recently he had me help with his new horses. My husband and I played volleyball at Ed's for years. Those were some great evenings! Ed was the epitome of happy go lucky. Always a big smile on his face, A smile that grew even bigger when he met his sweet Kelley. Ed touched so many in a positive way. His earthly body may go back to dust but the light he left to all his friends will shine as long as we are here. We can only hope to leave such a mark as Ed has, and pass it on. Rest in peace.
Cathie Anderson


Sir sorry, Kelley. Peace to you and your dear Ed. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ♥️♥️♥️ Elise (Weygand) Taylor.
Elise Weygand Taylor


There is a loss for words to describe the sorrow we all feel for such an amazing man as Ed. It was our honor to instow upon him the tittle as godfather to Connor. Tommy and Connor always knew him as " uncle Ed " the memories we shared will always resonate for years to come. Our deepest sympathy Jennifer, Tommy, Connor Deeter.
Jennifer deeter walenty


Wonderful man and a great drummer He will be missed by all
vin provenzano


My deepest sympathy to Theo & Corinne. Ed loved his sisters. It is so difficult to lose a sibling. And condolences to his partner Kelley, whom I've not had the pleasure of meeting but who obviously loved Ed immensely and was by his side through his illness. And to the many people Ed touched over the years. I met Eddie in 1982 at Hopkinton State Park where I was sitting quietly by myself until I felt something tap my back. It happened twice more when I realized someone was tossing pebbles at me. I glanced behind me to see this good-looking slim guy with a wild head of black curly hair smiling, rolling his eyes up at the sky. 18-year-old me smiled back and from that point on we were inseparable. Despite my youth, I had already worked with horses and dogs most of my life, so when Eddie told me on the day that we met that he loved animals, too, I was immediately infatuated. I had 2 Great Danes who met him and loved him. Ed had only an outdoor cat named Beast when we met. It was not long before Ed asked me to help him get a dog that looked like a wolf. Alaskan Malamutes fit that description, so I contacted reputable breeders to find the right pups. The beloved 'Mutes', Dakota & Sabian, we co-owned and made Kota a show Champion. Because Ed wanted wolfie-like dogs, I gained an appreciation for Northern breeds. Not long after the Mutes he got his first horse, he named Mighty Knightro. Originally called Tadpole, Knighty was a colt I had raised at the horse farm where I worked. It's not common for a 100% unexperienced person to start with a totally green yearling Thoroughbred colt. But Ed was a natural around horses. He and Knightro learned together and became a beautiful team. Ed became an excellent horseman and equestrian, to which I always felt was benefited by his other prior studies; I believe karate's balance and drumming's rhythm helped him accomplish an affinity to riding so quickly. I watched this young horse grow in Ed's skilled hands until I left Massachusetts to pursue my professional show dog handling career in Connecticut in 1998. The years flew by with each of us living our lives, though we stayed in touch for a while. More recently less so but that can never take away the impact Eddie had on me through my young adulthood. If that silly guy had not hit me with pebbles way back when, I would not have known the clever wit, undeniable charm, friendship, and immeasurable multi-talents of Ed Barry. He will be greatly missed by so many.
Chantel Johnson (Pelletier)


Though I never met Edward I know he’s in heaven and I was so happy that I’m able to write this little message to Corinne and John take care of yourselves love you so much Christine hope to talk to you soon
Christine hope to talk to you soon


I will forever love you man.
Derek Shields


Our sincere condolences to the family. Ed was a one-of-a-kind human in every way. I enjoyed his company and passion for music. A top-notch drummer who understood groove and how to serve the music. May he rest in peace.
A.J. Vallee


I am heartbroken to hear this news. Eddie was like my big brother growing up. Too many wonderful things to say about him here. Theo and Corinne, I am so very sorry. Much love
Katie (Kennedy )Marquedant


From Centre Music, to friends, band mates, often co-workers, and the best neighbor ever. You will always be my neighbor in my heart. Thank you for being a part of my life. I miss you my friend. The world is not the same without you.
Stacy


We are sending so many prayers to you Corinne and Theo and Kelly, our hearts are so heavy with grief during this unbearable time, there are no words to completely describe the heartache but we are here if you a need anything. Light and love to you all. Beth, Sandy and Carol Yannone. 💔
The Yannone Family


I’ve been in this world for 72 years. Good people from the heart I will never forget. Ed was one of them. I knew as a neighbor he was always there offering to plow me out or just quick conversation as I would pass by on my bike. I will miss him as I know many will.
John Simone


Love you Ed! You will always inspire me to be a better person in every way possible. Thank you for all the memories. Prayers to the family and friends ❤️
Michael Chapman


As sweet and kind a man as there ever was..The world has lost a great human being. You will be sorely missed but always loved, remembered fondly and those memories will continue to put smiles on the faces of those who new you.
Jeff Mason


Great drummer, great bandmate, and great friend. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you.
Jeff David


Theo and Corrine, I am so sorry for your personal loss. Ed has been in my daily prayers ever since I learned of his illness. May you find comfort in knowing how many of us knew and appreciated Ed as the accomplished, kind and considerate man he was. On behalf of myself, my family and members of the WMDG, please accept our sincere condolences. Walter Mattson
Walter Mattson


You were simply a joy to be near. I treasure every memory of our time together. I am comforted by the enduring friendship of all those people you have brought into my life. My life is enriched because of you.
Carrie


The light that shines twice as bright...Love you Ed and Kell
Eric Turner


The light that shines twice as bright...Love you Ed and Kell
Eric Turner


For the best friend We ever could have had you will be forever in our hearts, love ya man .
Cheryl and Bob Marengo


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