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Rita B. Barry

June 22, 1928 — January 11, 2024

Rita B. Barry

Rita B. Barry, 95, of Medina, NY went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the North Wing Skilled Nursing Facility following a lengthy battle with dementia.

She was born on June 22, 1928 in Medina, a daughter of the late Gerald and Johanna (Redmond) Bensley. Rita graduated from Medina High School in 1946 and the Rochester Business Institute (Secretarial Science) in 1947. She married the late Roger L. Barry on August 12, 1950. Rita held many secretarial positions including at FMC and Lapp Express. Rita was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina. Rita and Roger were animal lovers, especially dogs. They were “dog parents” to many dogs over the years including Heidi, Roxy and Pearl.

Predeceased by husband, Roger Barry in 2008; and siblings, Walter, Gerald, Raymond, Donald, Robert Bensley, Phyliss Thompson and Mary Whiting.

Survivors include her sister, Lucille Hotchkiss; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at the North Wing SNF for their kind and compassionate care of Rita during her time there.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Rita’s memory to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411 or to the North Wing SNF- Medina Memorial Hospital, 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.

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