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J. Esmonde Barry was born on 25 October, 1923 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, is a Manager. Discover J. Esmonde Barry’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 84 years old?

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Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 25 October 1923
Birthday 25 October
Birthplace Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Date of death 31 July 2007 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Nationality Canada

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J. Esmonde Barry Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is J. Esmonde Barry’s Wife?

His wife is Helena Maureen (née Strang) Barry

Parents Patrick Esmonde Barry (father)Eileen Elizabeth (née Horgan) Barry (mother)
Wife Helena Maureen (née Strang) Barry
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Children Dr. Brian Michael Barry, Katherine Ann Barry Cotton, Kevin Patrick Barry, Mary Jane Frank, Mary Ellen Sargent, Ronald Joseph Barry, Eileen Patricia Keating, Paul Gregory Barry, Capt. Denis Esmonde Bar

J. Esmonde Barry Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is J. Esmonde Barry worth at the age of 84 years old? J. Esmonde Barry’s income source is mostly from being a successful Manager. He is from Canada. We have estimated
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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Source of Income Manager

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In recognition for his community contributions, Barry was posthumously awarded the New Brunswick Day Merit Award for Public Service by Saint John Mayor Ivan Court and Hon. Ed Doherty, M.D., Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. It was accepted by his wife, Maureen Barry on 25 July 2008. Maureen Barry also accepted an award posthumously presented to her husband at Saint John Common Council in recognition of his contributions in founding the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Homes Residents’ Rights. Coalition President Hector J. Cormier remarked, “(We pay) special tribute to the late Esmonde Barry for his determination to bring together individuals and groups for a common and most worthy cause.”


Esmonde Barry died on 31 July 2007 in his 84th year at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. His funeral mass was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on 8 August 2007 where his body was led by the honour guard of the Knights of Columbus. The Cathedral filled with mourners for the funeral which was attended by 25 clergymen, including The Most Rev. Bishop Edward Troy, Bishop Emeritus and The Most Rev. Bishop Faber MacDonald, Bishop Emeritus, and celebrated by Barry’s brother The Rev. Kevin M. Barry of St. Alphonsus Parish in Hampton, NB. He was buried in the rain at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Saint John.


Following his retirement he contributed with a weekly column in the Catholic New Freeman under the heading “Thoughts for Today” for a period of time. Periodically he was a commentator on 92.7 University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) Radio. He had written many guest commentaries in the Telegraph-Journal and several articles for the Canadian Messenger. He was the author of Escape from Romania, which was published by Gregory Kennedy in 1993. The book tells Gregory and Patricia Kennedy’s story of their adoption of a Romanian girl named Milah.


Barry also lobbied for compensation for those involved in the hepatitis C tainted blood scandal of the 1980s. He was himself infected by a blood transfusion during a triple bypass in Montreal in 1986. Other organisations and boards Esmonde served on were the Protestant Orphanage Committee; Board Member and first President, Friends of Children’s Aid Society; Director Saint John Board of Trustees for School District 20; Director, NB Social Service Council; Member of the Better Business Bureau; Member of Central Business Development Corporation; Member of the Steering Committee of the Catholic Priests Pension Fund; Member of the Board of Governors of St. Thomas University; Founding Member and Chairperson of the Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital; Founder of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights; Founding Member of the Hepatitis C Society, Saint John Chapter; and lastly a Member of the Friends of Healthcare. He received The Bishop William Dollard Medal of Merit, Diocese of Saint John, and the Knights of Columbus Pope Paul Medal of Merit.


Barry was best known for his lifetime of community involvement, including his years spent as founding chairman and spokesperson of the Friends of St. Joseph’s, a prominent healthcare advocacy group in the Province of New Brunswick. The Friends of St. Joseph’s were widely credited with keeping St. Joseph’s Hospital open in Saint John’s city centre. He likened the quest he began in 1976 to save the facility to a real bare-knuckle fight. “A good fighter, after he’s knocked down two or three times, he gets up,” Barry once said. “That’s what makes a champion. I think we’re going to be champions before this is over.” For thirty years, he was a strong advocate for improved health care in the Province of New Brunswick. The organisation was resurrected under Barry’s leadership during New Brunswick’s Liberal McKenna government, at the request of then Saint John Mayor Elsie Wayne Elsie Wayne. St. Joseph’s Hospital remains open to this day in Saint John.


Esmonde gave 60 years of service to the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organisation, having joined in 1947. He has held the positions of Member, Recorder, Chancellor, Deputy Grand Knight, Grand Knight (1964–66), State Treasurer and State Deputy for the Province of New Brunswick. At the Supreme Office level he was Supreme Director of the Atlantic Provinces from 1971 to 1974 and Vice Supreme Master of the Fourth Degree for the Atlantic Provinces in 1979.


After graduating from St. Vincent’s Boys’ School in 1941, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Joseph’s College in Memramcook, NB in 1946. Esmonde was a Sales Representative, then Zone Manager for International Harvester Company between 1947 and 1956. In 1957, he received his Investment Dealer License from the University of New Brunswick Saint John and became a Registered Representative for Eastern Securities Ltd. in 1958. In 1964 he joined Richardson Securities, then began a 16-year tenure at Dominion Securities Corp. (later Dominion Securities Corp. Harris & Partners Ltd.) in 1970. Barry became Manager of the Saint John office in 1975 and held that position until his retirement in 1986.


Joseph Esmonde Barry (25 October 1923 – 31 July 2007) was a prominent healthcare activist and political commentator in New Brunswick, Canada. Perhaps best known as the voice of the Friends of St. Joseph’s, an organization which was instrumental in keeping St. Joseph’s Hospital open in Saint John’s uptown. Barry also lobbied for compensation for those involved in the hepatitis C tainted blood scandal of the 1980s.

Esmonde was born to Irish Canadian parents on 25 October 1923 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. His father was P. Esmonde Barry, who served as Private Secretary to The Honourable William Pugsley, PC, QC prior to being appointed Postmaster on the trains between Montreal and Halifax. P. Esmonde was the son of James Barry, the son of an Irish immigrant from County Cork and first principal of St. Malachi’s Boys’ Grade School from 1879 to 1902 and federally-appointed District Inspector of Weights and Measures from 1902 until his death in 1923. Esmonde’s mother was Eileen (née Horgan) Barry, whose grandparents were also natives of County Cork. He married H. Maureen (née Strang) Barry on 30 September 1950 at Melrose, NB, with whom he raised a family of 12 children: Brian, Katherine, Kevin, M. Jane, M. Ellen, Ronald, Eileen, P. Gregory, Denis, J. Joseph, Christopher, and Susan. Esmonde and Maureen were married nearly 57 years and, at the time of his death, their family had produced 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.