MARY A (Lucci) BARRY of Middleton MA, born in Everett on January 3, 1933, in the front room of 338 Main Street. Passed away on March 29, 2022 and is now peacefully at rest with her high school sweetheart and husband Richard. They married on Valentine’s Day in 1954. Mary is predeceased by her parents Patrick and Lucy Lucci, her sister Carmella O’Grady and brother William Lucci. Mary is survived by her best friend and sister Patricia Lee and brother Patrick Lucci. All of whom called her Marie. Mary was the supportive and compassionate mother of Richard and his late wife Paula, Kim and her husband Deo, Lori, Scot and his wife Pamela. Loving Grandmother of Richard III, Luccia, Barry Philip, Taylor, Jimmy, William and Great Grandmother to Arden. Also survived by many nephews and nieces. Beyond her family Mary adored Frank Sinatra, loved Bobby Orr and was a season ticket holder for the New England Patriots for 32 years. A proud graduate of Everett High School 51’ and a cheerleader for her sweetheart and star football player and then boyfriend Richard. A true love story began. After high school Richard joined the Army, Mary began her illustrious career behind the counter of Va Shineys, a convenience store one house away from 338 Main Street on the corner of Everett Street and Main Street. After being overlooked for a promotion Mary took her talents to the Gas company in Malden where she worked for many years until her priorities shifted to being a mother. Mary was widely known in Everett for hustling her kids (and their friends) all over Everett for sports for her son’s, dance and cheerleading for her daughters. All the while playing volleyball at the Everett Rec (the location of her first dance date with Richard) and bowling for many years in a league in Wakefield. From humble beginnings on Main Street to Cherry Street, to Pierce Ave, to Lynnfield, to summering in Popponesset and New Seabury, to wintering in Naples, FL, to traveling the United States including the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles with Patty & Tommy, to Israel with a contingency of Massachusetts politicians, touring Italy with her brothers, sisters and cousins, to visiting Japan visiting Richard’s childhood friend, Tom Eliot. Mary and Richard’s love for each other was of a fairy tale only imaginable in the heavens. Mary will be forever remembered for her sense of humor, sharp wit and compassion. Mary was the summer wind behind Richard and the bedrock the family stood upon. Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Saturday, April 2nd at 10:00 am. A Graveside service will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park at 11:30 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Complimentary valet parking Friday at the Main Street entrance. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mary’s name to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 www.caredimensions.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.stjude.org.
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