Barry A. McPhail Sr.

Published on Monday, 13 January 2020 19:24


Barry A. McPhail Sr., 55, of New Britain, entered into the gates of heaven on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his


Barry was born in Newark, NJ on June 25, 1964, son of the late Milton McPhail and Mary (Davis) McPhail.

Barry graduated from St. Benedict’s Preparatory in Newark, NJ and remained as a strong member of the St.

Benedict’s family. Barry received his bachelors degree from Central Connecticut State University and worked

as a graphic designer.

Barry leaves behind to cherish his memory, the light of his life, his son, Barry A. McPhail Jr. and his significant other Aimee Ouellet of Bronx, NY, his mother Mary McPhail, sister Lita McPhail, his beloved Aunt Susan Davis, Barry, Jr’s mother Cheryl (O’Keefe) McPhail and his loving grandparents, Joan and Jack O’Keefe, his long-time best friend Aaron Thompson, his wife Tracy, their two sons Aaron-Réal and Justin, and his adopted mother, Juanita “Nita” Thompson. He also leaves behind his six nieces and nephews, Torion Roye, Chalita Washington, Zachary Miller, Jacob Miller, Caroline O’Keefe and Quinn O’Keefe. Barry was predeceased by his sister, Charlyn (McPhail) Washington.

Among his countless iconic attributes, Barry will be remembered for his kind heart and gentle soul. He was a

spirited Dallas Cowboys fan who, in his spare time, enjoyed working on independent art projects that displayed his natural creativity and love for life. He also had a distinctive friendly quality that made others feel as if they had known him for their entire lives. All who loved Barry will never forget his contagious smile.

Arrangements: Calling hours with Barry’s cremains present will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial, The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

A funeral service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Barry’s memory in dedication to the special bond between Barry and Anthony Aurio, Jr. (Little Anthony) to: GIL Foundation

115 Waterbury Road

Prospect, CT 06712

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Posted in The Bristol Press, on Monday, 13 January 2020 19:24. Updated: Monday, 13 January 2020 19:26.