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|Alice Rose Price Barry|
|Viewing: Tuesday, June 30th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.|
Service: Wednesday, July 1st at 10:30 a.m.
Location: St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 201 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Alice Rose Price Barry, age 91, died of acute renal failure at the Casey House Hospice, with her family at her bedside on Thursday, June 25, 2015. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Barry Jaffe (John), her son Le Barry (Lan); her grandchildren Cheryl Whittaker, Suzanne Hanagan (Jimmy), and Jerry Jaffe (Rachel), Lucas Barry and Robert Barry; and great-grandchildren Alexandra Whittaker, Jessica Whittaker, Samantha Whittaker, Victoria Jaffe and Cameron Jaffe.
She was a 70+ years resident of Montgomery County. Until her death, she lived independently in a senior living community in Silver Springs. She lived in the D.C. area most of her life, coming here as a child of 10 to live with her aunt after her Mother died. Born May 19, 1924 in Blacksburg VA, both her maternal and paternal ancestors came from Germany in the mid-1600�s and their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren lived, and still live, in that area to this day.
She wed at 18 just before the US entered the WWII and was married for over 45 years. Although she considered D.C. her home, she lived in Saigon, Viet Nam and, for a time, in Israel. She also lived on a 32-foot sailboat for a year and sailed from Hong Kong to Eastern Europe.
She worked all her life as a secretary and executive assistant. She raised her daughter, Barbara; kept in close contact with her four siblings and their extended families; and maintained life-long friendships with a close-knit group of friends who met in high school and remained friends throughout all their lives.
She moved into her own townhouse in Gaithersburg around forty years ago, then the single parent of her adopted son, Le. Despite a full time job and raising her young son, she became very active in her church, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Gaithersburg. She contributed to her church community serving on many committees and by teaching catechism to prospective converts and visiting the homebound as a Eucharistic minister. She also was a founding member of the Bethesda Chapter of the Red Hat Society. And she enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She continued to be active in the Red Hat society and in two bridge groups until a month before she passed away.
Throughout all our lives Alice gave unstinting support to all her family and her many friends with love. She never judged and she never interfered � but she was always there for each of us.
Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 on Tuesday, June 30 th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 201 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 on Wednesday, July 1st at 10:30 a.m.
Interment in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
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