Small, Barry Walter

Small, BarryBarry Walter Small, 76, of Harwinton, beloved husband of Teresa Sharon (Samson) Small, passed away peacefully Monday, October 6th. Born in Rutland, VT on March 20th, 1938, he was the son of the late Agnes Janelle. Prior to retiring, Barry was a Loss Control Engineer at Liberty Mutual Insurance. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran. Barry was an avid hunter and was dedicated to martial arts, attaining the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend and touched the lives of everyone he met. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Anne and Paul W. Koretz Sr., of Windsor Locks, his two grandchildren, Paul W. Koretz Jr., and Olivia Rachael Koretz, his two best friends, Doreen Ann Olson of Burlington and Nelson Rouleau of Avon and his beloved Maggie. He was predeceased by his sister, Carol Galuska and his brother, Raymond Small. The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Barry. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Oct. 9) from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Oct. 10) at 11:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Peter Church, Torrington at 12:00pm. Burial with full military honors will be in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Calling Hours

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 12:00pm in St. Peters Church in Torrington


New St. Francis Cemetery in Torrington

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

9 Responses to 'Small, Barry Walter'

  1. Donna Choquette says:

    To Barry’s Family

    I worked with Barry over 25 years. He was a special man and we frequently had talks about everything under the sun. He loved his family so much and spoke often of all of you. We both retired about the same time and I’m sorry we didn’t stay in touch this past year. We spent many hours on the phone guiding each other through the terrible process applying for all the things that we had coming to us now that we were older. Never wanting to admit that we were getting older. I’m sure you will have many things to smile and laugh about as time heals your grief.
    Grace and Peace.

    Donna Choquette
    New Hartford,

  2. Bob Sparks says:


    So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed speaking with Barry when he would stop in. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family from all of us.

    Bob Sparks

  3. Sharon and Gene Barbero says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sharon & Gene (matt’s parents)

  4. the family of Barry Small says:


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, you family and friends.
    Sharon and Gene Barbero

  5. Jen Espinal says:

    ◦Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the comfort of God help you cope and may you know that Barry is one more angel above us.
    Peace, Prayer and Blessings!
    Love- Jen

  6. Alison (Gladstein) Demarest says:

    Terry, Barry will never be forgotton! He was such a gentle powerful person, in and out of the DOJO. Barry could and would do everything for his friends and loved ones. Barry was a terrific teacher and friend and will be missed. you are in my prayers.

  7. Dianne & Paul says:

    Kelly, I am so sorry on the loss of your beloved dad and my uncle Barry. He will be missed. XO Dianne

  8. Elaine and Steven Gross says:


    So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

    Elaine & Steven

  9. Jeanette Cattey says:

    Terry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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