Kenneth Michael's Story
Kenneth Michael Barry, born on July 22, 1950, returned to his maker on July 22, 2017.
Ken, a kind, forgiving, steadfast soul, brought love and light into everyone's lives. All who knew Ken were touched by his optimistic outlook and his huge open heart. Ken was passionate about skiing, motorcycling, cars, and his kitties, Jack and Ziggy. He was as committed to his friends and family as he was his sobriety, proudly proclaiming that AA gave him everything that was good in his life.
The epic journey to heal his aggressive cancer took him from Mexico to Oklahoma and after a nine-hour ride, and concluded at his daughter Heather's wedding in Colorado with a monumental speech and gorgeous father-daughter dance. This ultimate goal and final wish were accomplished with divine intervention from the lord above.
He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Russell Barry; his three children, Sara Barry, Christopher Barry and newly-married Heather Campbell; and the twinkle of his eye, granddaughter, Cameron Barry. He is also survived by his sisters, Eileen Hogan and Joanne Ebrecht; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at the home of Martha and Ken (Camp Azalea) on Thursday, July 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday, July 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 11 Azalea Dr. Andover MA 01810.
A Celebration of Life is planned for later in August; stay tuned for more details.
In lieu of flowers, please send your generous donations to the Bill W. House in Dorset, Vt.
Published on  July 26, 2017