Sunderland – Mary Jo (McManus) Barrington passed away Tuesday June 24th
at home with her loving family by her side.
She was born
March 29th, 1969 in Groton,
Mass., the daughter of Barry
McManus and Catherine (Morrissey) Fix.
attended Westminster Elementary School and was a 1987 graduate of Oakmont Regional High School
in Ashburnham. Afterwards, she also
attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Mary Jo spent
her entire working career at the Pioneer Valley Growers Association in
Whately. She enjoyed her position as
General Manager and was always there to help the farmers in any way
possible. Mary Jo took great pride in
her job and always put her heart into her work.
She will be sadly missed by all there.
Mary Jo’s greatest passion in life was her children: Billy, Nicky, Ashley and Timmy. She could always be found in the audience
cheering them on whether it be a sporting event or concert.
She always tried to make every moment special whether it
be a trip to the beach, vacations to Myrtle Beach,
day trips to Boston
or just time in the back yard. She so
very much loved her family and always put her children first and foremost.
Mary Jo will
always be remembered for her warm smile and gracious nature. She touched the lives of
all that she met and left an impression that won’t soon
Mary Jo leaves
behind her loving husband Bill and their children, Billy, Nicky, Ashley and
Timmy all at home. She also leaves her
Mother Catherine and Step Father David Fix of Westminster, her father Barry McManus and his wife Judy
Lano of Surfside Beach, SC, her sisters, Beth McManus and her husband Keith
Senecal of Ashburnham, Courtney Fahlbeck and her husband Mark of Gardner, Becky
Connors and her husband Sean of Westminster, she also leaves a brother David
Fix II of Tucson, AZ, her brothers- in- law, Glenn Barrington and his wife Liz
of Belchertown, Scott Barrington and his wife Malia of Restals Gap, VA and Jim
Barrington and his wife Tracey of Agawam along with many nieces and nephews.
are Sunday from 4-7PM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 9:15
AM from the Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian
Burial at 10:00AM in Holy Family Church, South Deerfield. Burial will follow in Riverside
Cemetery in Sunderland.
In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Barrington
Children Scholarship fund at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank in Sunderland.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at