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Marie E. "Teenie" Barry
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Birth: 1937
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1954
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Marie Barry was the daughter of John Barry and Marie Tallent Barry. Marie was the niece of my paternal great-grandfather, John Daniel Harvey.

On January 30, 1954, the Barrys' home at 4741 Lancaster Avenue (directly across from Our Mother of Sorrows Church) was hit by a terrible fire. The first alarm sounded at 4:40 a.m.

Marie and John Barry (who worked at Link Belt Co., then located at 2045 West Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia), and four of their five children were killed.

The children who died were Marie, 17, a senior at West Catholic Girls' High School; Leo, 11, a sixth-grader at Our Mother of Sorrows School; Patrick, 6, a first-grader at OMOS; and Marjorie, the baby of the family, who was only four years old.

The only member of the family to escape the fire was 19-year-old John, Jr., who was at work at Linton's Restaurant at 52nd Street and Baltimore Avenue.

The family's Requiem Mass was held at Our Mother of Sorrows. They were all interred at Old Cathedral Cemetery, right near their home.

The Evening Bulletin; Wednesday, February 3, 1954, Page 16:

BARRY - Suddenly, JOHN H., age 46; MARIE, age 44 (nee Tallent); also their children: MARIE, age 17; LEO, age 11; PATRICK, age 6, and MARJORIE, age 4, of 4741 Lancaster Avenue. Viewing will be private at The Gillespie Funeral Home, N.E. Cor. Greene & Logan sts., Germantown. Friends are invited to Solemn Mass of Requiem, Church of Our Mother or Sorrows, 48th & Lancaster avs. at 11 A. M. Friday. Interment Cathedral Cem. 
 
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 Parents:
  Marie Tallent Barry (1909 - 1954)
 
 Siblings:
  John (Jack) Barry (1935 - 1997)*
  Marie E. Barry (1937 - 1954)
  Leo Barry (1943 - 1954)*
  Patrick Barry (1948 - 1954)*
  Marjorie (Margaret) Barry (1950 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Cathedral Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sec. C, Range 1, Lot 41, Grvs. East & 2nd East
 
Created by: Terry C
Record added: Dec 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10073175
Marie E. Teenie Barry
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Marie E. Teenie Barry
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Marie E. Teenie Barry
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- So Little Time
 Added: Sep. 28, 2011
Dear Teenie - I hope you, your parents and your siblings (including Jack)are happy - beyond pain, beyond danger, beyond all earthy worries.
- Terry C
 Added: Oct. 23, 2009
you are remembered
- Amy Wolfe
 Added: May. 6, 2009
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