KENNEBUNK — David Noel Barry, 77, a resident of Kennebunk Beach, died on Dec. 26, 2015, at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mr. Barry was born Dec. 25, 1938 in Hartford, Connecticut, the third son of his deceased parents, Frank W. Barry and Margaret (McCarthy) Barry, of Hartford, Connecticut. Educated in Hartford schools, he graduated from Boston College in 1960, after which he located to New York City where he began his retailing career with R. H. Macy’s. He came to Maine in 1972 from Richmond, Virginia to open Zayre’s in Saco.

Starting in 1978, he and his deceased brother-in-law William A Carey opened The Mug Shop, Aunt Marie’s and The Copper Candle in Kennebunkport.

He obtained a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Southern Maine in 1998. He was a substance abuse counselor in The Cottage Program of York Hospital until his retirement in 2011 and was a clinical counselor through his private practice in Kennebunk. Mr. Barry was also a real estate broker with Prudential Prime Properties.

He was a communicant of Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church.

Mr. Barry was preceded in death by: his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Mary Armstrong Barry, in 2010; his brother, Frank W. Barry, who died in 2003; his niece, Colleen Michelson; his grandniece, Theresa Fitzpatrick; his brother-in-law, William A. Carey; and his wife, Carole Carey, who died in 2014.

He leaves: his brother, M. Peter Barry, and his wife Edith of Wethersfield, Connecticut; his sister-in-law, Rita B. Barry, of Avon, Connecticut; numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces of his and his wife; and his many friends in Maine and Florida.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Jan. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Holy Spirit Parish at St. Martha’s Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk.

Donations in his memory may be made to his grandniece’s foundation, Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc., 367 Beacon Hill Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410, or, or to a charity of your choice.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit David Barry’s Book of Memories Page at

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.