Jean M. Barry
Formerly of Brighton Township
Jean M. Barry, 83 of Virginia Beach, VA formerly of Brighton Township passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, in her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Born September 3, 1938, in Braddock, PA the daughter of the late John and Mary Lengyel.
She is survived by her children, Kimberly (Keith) Magby of Dayton OH, Laurie (Bob) Richards of Virginia Beach, VA, Scott (Jan) Irons of Beaver, PA. Grandmother of Courtney Bruce, Bryan Magby, Brad Bruce, Katie (Mike) Thornton, Matt (Viridiana) Magby, and Taylor Irons. Great Grandmother to Logan Schaefer, Margaret Thornton, and Wynn Thornton. Sister to Patricia (Joseph) Panyi and Janet (John) Petrick. She will be woefully missed by Major, her long-standing, Havanese companion.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Barry, brother Norm Lengyel and former husband Robert Irons.
Jean was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Wife, and Sister. She greeted everyone with a smile. There was never a stranger she couldn't befriend. A lifelong resident of Beaver, she spent her mornings reading the newspaper to keep up with the happenings of her favorite town. She took immense pride in her home and enjoyed tending her beautiful flower garden curated with her late husband Eldon. She loved shopping, fashion, and decorating her home. More than anything she loved her family. Time spent with her family on holidays and vacations were the most special moments for her. She was a dedicated Grandmother who spoke with her Grandchildren weekly to offer words of love, encouragement, and support. She was truly the keystone of the family. She was loved greatly and will be missed dearly.
A private memorial service will be held Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Todd Funeral Home, 340 Third Street, Beaver. Private interment will take place at Beaver Cemetery.
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