Barry Marshall, 56, formerly of Newport and Jamestown, R.I., now of Celebration, Fla., died peacefully at home on Nov. 12, 2010. Born in Newport on Sept. 18, 1954, Barry was the son of the late George A. Marshall Sr. and Carmelina (Greco) Marshall of Newport. Barry leaves behind his wife, Donna Weeden, stepchildren, Jennifer (Weeden) Black and Samuel Weeden and step-grandchildren Hayden and Seamus Black. He also leaves behind his three brothers: John (Hartland, Vt.) and wife Susan; George Marshall Jr. (Newport, R.I.) and wife Cindy; Michael (Middletown, R.I.) and wife Susie, and his beloved nieces Melissa, Monica, Courtney, Isabella, Emma, and Anna.
Barry graduated from Rogers High School with honors in 1972. He attended the University of Rhode Island, specifi cally in the pharmacy program. Throughout much of his youth, Barry worked at Carrellas’ Pharmacy under the guidance of Joe Carrellas. After college, Barry worked as a pharmacy technician in the pharmacy department of Newport Hospital. For many years, one of Barry’s passions was volunteering at the James L. Maher Center. While there, Barry was known for inviting many of the clients to join him at one of his parent’s regular Sunday meals at their home on Dearborn Street in Newport. As a regular parishioner of the First Community Presbyterian Church of Celebration, Fla., Barry volunteered as a Stephen Minister using his gentle nature and understanding to help others in need.
To his family and friends, Barry leaves behind a legacy of kindness and giving to others. Most notable to many was his sense of humor and his smile. He had a special spark that could always bring upon joy and laughter to others. A service was held in Barry’s honor on Nov. 27 in Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family of Barry Marshall asks that donations be made in his memory to the James L. Maher Center at 906 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02840