Barbara Corry, 90, Former Darien Resident, Mother of Nine

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Barbara Louise Corry, 90, passed peacefully into Heaven on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Seminole, Fl.  She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Eleanor Swift.

Barbara Corry obituary

Barbara Corry, 90, passed away on . Her memorial service will be private.

After a childhood in Chicago, Barbara left farm life in Elburn, Ill., to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she met her photographer husband, Christopher Corry.

Together they raised nine children, moving from New York City to Darien, and then to Seminole.  Nothing was more important to Barbara than faith in Jesus Christ, studying His Word, and sharing what it means with others.

She also loved quiet times in libraries, walks on the Gulf beaches, and classic movies.  While she was well known as a mother of seven sons and two daughters, Barbara will also be remembered for her stewardship, faithfulness, compassion, unconditional love, and ever-present, sweet smile.


an obituary from Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Home Services


Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Robert Swift; her son, Patrick Corry; three grandsons and a great grandson.

Barbara is survived by eight of her children, Charles (Jan) Corry of Brattleboro, Vt.; Daniel Corry of Santa Cruz, Ca.; Robert (Kim) Corry of Clearwater, Fl.; Mary Corry of Austin, Texas; Stephen Corry of Seminole; John (Patty) Corry of Encino, Ca.; David (Suzanne) Corry of Lynchburg, Va. and Rebecca (Jason) Overholser of Martinsburg, W.V.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a private remembrance for family members in Seminole on Saturday, Nov. 18, followed by a time for receiving close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barbara Corry’s name can be made to Freedom Square Resident Holiday Gift Fund c/o John O’Farrrell, 10901 Johnson Blvd., Unit J509, Seminole, FL 33772 in gratitude for the kind staff who provided Barbara loving care in the final year of her life.


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