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Barr, Harry C.

 Barr, Harry

Harry Clayton Barr, a resident of Fox Hill Village in Westwood, and formerly of Boston, and Little Compton, RI, passed away peacefully Dec 25th surrounded by his loving family.  He endured a long battle with cancer and also lived with type I diabetes for 62 years. A graduate of BB&N, Wesleyan University, and Harvard Business School, he enjoyed a long career in investment at several firms in Boston.  After retirement he volunteered on several non-profit boards.  He was a scholar of WW2, and a collector of memorabilia. He also enjoyed his sizeable stamp collection plus travel, reading and sports. Harry was a member of the Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York, and of the Sakonnet Golf Club.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith (Wetherbee) Barr; his four children, Pamela, Douglas, David, and his wife Lisa, and Gregory, and his wife Elizabeth; his sister, Audrey Maxwell Barr; and his 7 grandchildren who were the light of his life – Emma, Dekkers, Tyler, Maxwell, Nathaniel, Haley, and Justin. A Celebration of his life will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal  Church, Springdale Ave, Dover on Saturday, march 3rd, 2018 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Joslin Diabetic Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 for Type I diabetes research.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ann Lagasse
    January 4th, 2018 | 9:00 pm

    Dear Mrs Barr and Family

    So sorry to read about Harry’s death. He was such a wonderful man! I can’t remember when I first met him at Joslin but I remember his stories about his diagnosis with type 1. He was always upbeat and positive which gave me so much hope for my two children with type 1. I enjoyed seeing you both at the Pop’s nights and other Joslin events. Thank you for your support of Joslin. Harry will be missed. Sincerely, Ann Lagasse

  2. Victor and Carolina leone
    January 5th, 2018 | 2:45 pm

    Dear Judith and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Although we only saw Harry once or twice a year at Joslin Events he always left us feeling positive and up beat. Harry’s smile permeated the room. He will be sorely missed. With deepest sympathy, Vic and Carolina Leone

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