Grace (Nylen) Barry, 85, of West Hartford, loving wife for 58 years of John D. Barry, passed away on October 7, 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Robert and Josephine (Agnello) Nylen. Grace was a graduate of Bulkeley High School and Teachers College of Connecticut and went on to teach second grade at Wilson St. School in Hartford. In recent years, she was an active member of the West Hartford Belles. Besides her husband John (Jack), Grace leaves behind two sons, David J. Barry and his wife Anne of West Hartford, and Paul D. Barry of Silverthorne, CO; a daughter, Joyce E. Barry of West Hartford; a brother, John Nylen of Tallahassee, FL and her beloved grandchildren, Kristen, Michael, and Jack Barry. Grace also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a loving wife and mother, a doting grandmother and a loyal lifelong friend. A graveside service will be held on Monday (October 17, 2016) at 10:30 AM in Rose Hill Memorial Park, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers donations in Grace's memory may be made to West Hartford United Methodist Church, 1358 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110 or The Wounded Warrior Project.
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