Died: March 24, 2014
Retired Kayem Employee and longtime Chelsea resident, He passed away unexpectedly Monday evening March 24th while rehabilitating at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere. Born and raised in Chelsea he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Agatha Barys. He attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and as a young man he worked as a Shoe Laster for Walton Shoe in Chelsea, He enlisted in the US Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He began civilian life working as a Tailor and later as a meat smoker for Kayem Foods. In 1950 he married Josephine Kolomicka and together they raised their two sons and daughter in Chelsea. He was a lifelong parishioner of St Stanislaus Church and former member of the Holy Name Society and Church Usher there. He and his wife moved to Saugus 28 years ago where he enjoyed gardening and simply puttering around the house. He retired from Kayem Foods in the late 80's after 40 years of employment there. He was also a longtime active member of the PAV Post 13 in Chelsea where he and his beloved wife enjoyed many dances and social gatherings. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Josephine (Kolomicka) Barys who passed and was reunited with him on March 26th. Devoted father of Elizabeth Gilman of Burlington and her late husband Chick Gilman, Frank Barys and his wife Catherine E. of Middleboro and the late Joseph Barys. Cherished grandfather of Louis Gilman and his wife Courtney of Arlington, Julianne Gilman of Burlington, Jennifer Barys of Saugus and Abigail Barys of Hopedale. Dear brother of the late Catherine Piaseczny, Celia Benson, Stephanie Jandrys, Mary Marshall. Walter & John Barys. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held jointly with his wife and will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Saturday March 29th at 8:30 A.M. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial together with his wife at St. Stanislaus Church 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea at 9:30 A.M. Their services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 - 8 P.M. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, contributions in Al and Jo's memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church.