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Barry Julius Lima, Sr.
January 18, 2022



Barry Julius Lima, Sr., “Big Barry” 67, of New Bedford passed away January 18, 2022 at St. Luke's Hospital.

He was the husband of Kathleen L. (Farney) Lima.

Born in New Bedford, son of the late Antone J. and Rose (Teixeira) Lima, he lived in New Bedford all of his life.

He was formerly employed at the Biltmore Package Store for over two decades and was a member of the Civil Defense - New Bedford Rescue Squad early in his life.

Barry was extremely proud of his son Bryen’s accomplishments in his career in the medical field, his son Barry Jr.’s “Little Barry” 16+ years of military service as a Combat Medic in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, also as a Mattapoisett Firefighter and his grandson Devin’s growth into the young man he is today. His love for his wife was so great and true that it withstood the challenges of a biracial relationship that the early 1970’s presented. He placed family as the top priority in his life and in his heart. He was known and loved by many and that love was reciprocated. He will truly be missed by all who crossed his path in life.

Survivors include his wife; 2 sons, Barry Lima, Jr. and his companion Jessica Noblet of Mattapoisett and Bryen Lima of New Bedford; 3 sisters, Nanette Ramos and her husband Steven of New Bedford, and Marie Silva and Brenda Lima, both of Marion; a grandchild, Devin Lima of Newport RI; his father-in-law, James P. Farney of Fairhaven; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Kevin Lima and Lester Lima.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 10 AM in the First Church of the Nazarene 764 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford. He really appreciated all who have served and continue to serve in the military, fire and police. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Veterans Transition House, 1297 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please visit their website for donation instructions at: Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford.

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Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Homes
495 Park Street
New Bedford, MA 02740