Barry F. Pritchard passed away January 6th, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a brief illness at the age of 71.
Barry is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Jennifer (Shand) of Duxbury. Devoted father of Sara (Frederick) and Taylor; brother to Susan Kerrigan of Cohasset, Sandi Esposito (Aldo) of Virginia, and Kate Neville (Bill) of Duxbury. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Florence (McLellan) and Frank, and brother, Steven. He is survived by 10 nieces and nephews.
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Barry grew up in South Weymouth, and graduated from Weymouth High School in 1968. He volunteered for the Army during the Vietnam War serving from 1969-1971 as an infantryman before being honorably discharged from Fort Bragg, NC. Following in his father’s footsteps, Barry worked at the Boston Globe as a pressman/foreman for over forty years, retiring in 2009. Barry’s greatest joy in his life was his family. He was an avid golfer and Boston sports enthusiast. He especially enjoyed family travel adventures and live music. Barry will be remembered for his eagerness to help others. He will be deeply missed by his family, and friends.
Barry’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the health care professionals at South Shore Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for their heroic and compassionate care.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a small private service will be held Thursday January 14th and a celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of the care provided at South Shore Hospital. Gifts can be made online atwww.southshorehealth.org/donate or by mailing a check to South Shore Health Foundation, 50 Fogg Rd, S Weymouth, MA 02190.