Condolence & Memory Journal

Ron was a friend and mentor of mine, taking me under his wing many years ago when I was still a wet-behind-the-ears recent college grad. There was nothing more empowering to me as a young person than to have a senior leader like Ron take the time to coach me and give me challenges. After we parted ways professionally, we kept in touch. Ron took great pleasure in not only continuing his role as a professional mentor of mine but also sharing his guidance for me in my personal life. It was so evident that family was at the center of Ron's life, and he was not shy in reminding me in my conversations how family should come first. Of course, he was right. Ron - I will miss you. Thank you for your friendship, your mentorship, and for enriching me with your wisdom.

Posted by Jay Fiske    August 16, 2021


Dear family of Mr. Barris, my heart aches for you and how you must miss this giant of a man. I knew him through Trinity and in later years, as my client at the bank, where he would wait to speak with me even if only about a simple matter. I enjoyed his company and wisdom as well as his kindness and perseverance with Liz and the hard years of her illness. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Ellen Carlson-Dunmire - Maynard, MA - Acquaintance   April 26, 2021


I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you And your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Acquaintance   April 24, 2021

This is not truly an obituary. Its two love stories: the love story between your parents and the love story between a dad and his children. God bless.

Posted by Nancy Jenkins - Arlington, MA   April 24, 2021