Barry J.  Jackson Jr.


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Merrimac - Barry J. Jackson Jr., 62, of Merrimac, Mass., died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. He was born in Lawrence on January 17, 1957, to the late Barry and Carolyn (Cann) Jackson.
Raised and educated in the Lawrence school systems and was a graduate from Lawrence High School, class of 1975. Barry was a shipper receiver at Crusader Paperboard Inc. for over 40 years.
He married the love of his life, Deborah in 1981. Barry was dedicated to his family and his loved ones. He loved his family, most especially being a father. Barry's passions in life were simple. He could often be found taking care of his yard from summer through winter and attending Special Olympics events with the Haverhill Stars. He was an avid fan of all Boston sports, especially the Patriots and Red Sox. He loved to just sit outside on the beach day or night. Most of all, he loved being with his family and his friends. Barry always tended to his family's needs first and foremost and was a much loved father and husband.
Barry is survived by his wife, Deborah A. (Ryan) Jackson of Merrimac; his children, Erin Nicole Jackson and her partner, Adam Rubinstein of Portsmouth, N.H., and Matthew Ryan Jackson of Merrimac; his siblings, Debra L. Letourneau and her husband, Ronald of Methuen, and Scott G. Jackson and his wife, Lisa of Edmond, Okla.; brother-in-law, James Ryan; sisters-in-law, Carol Ryan and Anne Patoka. Also among his survivors are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, August 16, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Barry's memory may be made to Special Olympics Haverhill Stars, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752, or via (note Haverhill Stars when completing your donation). For directions or to send condolences, please visit
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Laurie & Mike Ambra
Aug 19, 2019
Dear Debbie & Family,

Sorry to hear about the passing of Barry. Thoughts of the two of you bring us back to LHS and fond memories. May he rest In peace and my you and your family find strength with the passing of time.
Cathie White
Aug 16, 2019
Debbie and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I will miss seeing him walk by the house with your dog, and his quick smile when I waved. I know he will be greatly missed.

Cathie White
Cathy Griffin Ouellette
Aug 14, 2019
Debbie and family:
So sorry for your loss- Having met Barry at the beach; i can relate to his love of the beach.
Peace and love to you and your family!,
June Pineault Fredrickson
Aug 14, 2019
Dear Debbie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. May he Rest In Peace. May God bring you comfort.
Jane Broderick
Aug 14, 2019
Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Although I never met your husband he sounded like he was a terrific husband and father. My thoughts are with you.