Died: March 26, 2014
Retired accounting clerk and longtime Chelsea resident, She passed away on Wednesday March 26th, two days after the passing of her husband. At the time of her passing “Jo’ was receiving supportive care at the Annemark Nursing Home during her brief illness. Born and raised in Chelsea she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Helen V. Kolomicki. She attended local schools and was graduated from Chelsea High School. Soon after graduating she began working as an accountant clerk for Spark, Mann & Company in Boston, she worked there for nearly 40 years before taking her retirement. She also worked in the offices for the Badminton and Tennis Club in Boston. She married her beloved husband Albert Barys in 1950, and together they raised their two sons and daughter in Chelsea. She was a lifelong parishioner and communicant of St Stanislaus Church. She and her husband settled in Saugus 28 years ago. She enjoyed traveling and was an active participant at the Saugus Senior Center. She was a longtime member of the past PAV Post 13 Chelsea Ladies Aux. “Jo” enjoyed attending dances held at the PAV and spending time with her many friends. She was recently predeceased by her beloved husband Albert two days ago. “Barry” and Jo recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her son Joseph. She was the devoted Mother 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 grandmother of Louis Gilman and his wife Courtney of Arlington, Julianne Gilman of Burlington, Jennifer Barys of Saugus and Abigail Barys of Hopedale. Adored great-grandmother of Luke and Nolan Gilman. Dear sister and sister in law of Sophie Kosakowski of Dorchester, Maryanne Kolomicka of Watertown, the late Anne Golebiewski, Helen Gazaraian and Charles Kolomicki. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held jointly with her husband 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 her husband 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 their memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church.