Maureen "Mo" Barry

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Aug 4, 1955
Departed on Nov 29, 2019

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Maureen “Mo” Dominica Barry, 64, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away at her home on Friday, November 29, 2019 from cardiac arrest.  She went to her heavenly home to be with her loving husband Chris.  

Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 5th, 2019  at All Saints Catholic Church with the visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at the church.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Interment will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mo was born on August 4, 1955 in Cedar Rapids to John and Barbara (Ryan) O’Connell.  Mo graduated from Regis high school and attended Kirkwood Community College. She was united in marriage to Christopher Barry on May 28, 1977 in Cedar Rapids.  To this union, three children were born.  She was employed as a customer service representative at Kirkwood Community College and retired in 2015. 

Mo was a member of Sing Out in Cedar Rapids and All Saints Catholic Church.  Family times were very meaningful to Mo, especially the time she spent with her beloved grandchildren.  Her grandchildren called her Momo and they were the light of her life.  She was an avid Hawkeye and Notre Dame fan.   Mo loved to watch award shows, the Olympics and was known for her impressive dance moves.    Mo was a devoted and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Mo is survived by her children: Shaun (Ashley) Barry and children Sophia and Cooper of Solon, IA; Kelly (Adam) Fabor and children Raven and Duncan; and Bailey (Matt) Keister and child Kennedy all of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Also surviving are her siblings: Mary Barbara Lenz; Julie Beckett; John (Mary Jo) O’Connell Jr.; William Ryan (Mary) O’Connell; Michael (Brenda) O’Connell; Patrick Christopher (Sheryl) O’Connell; and Jamie (Dawn) O’Connell; and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Christopher Barry in 2017; in-laws, John Barry; Edward Lenz and a niece, Katie Beckett. 

Memorial donations in Mo’s name may be made to the Young Parents Network.

Here we are again
Suffering another loss
Not sure where we go from here
Without the person who was our boss

You raised us all really well
So I'm sure we'll do it right
We'll always keep you with us
Thinking of the smile you wore so bright

We are absolutely devastated
But I promise we'll continue to breathe
And try really hard not to ask the question
Why did you have to leave?

We know you are with Dad
And have finally found your peace
We'll take comfort in the fact
You've found your grief release

Hard moments are in our future
The grief strikes lie ahead
But we will continue on with smiles
Though we'll ache for you to rub our head

We will continue for our families
And we hope to make you proud
And every time I turn on Toto
I'll make sure it's extra loud

Being your kids has been an honor
And we love you so very much
Thanks for being everything you were
And for your caring Mother's touch

This loss is very heavy 
And you were taken far too soon
But we will think of you every single time
We sing "I See the Moon"!