Peabody — Mr. Barry Sullivan Rhys, 92 of Brooksby Village, Peabody beloved husband of Mary Margaret (Stoops) Rhys, died Thursday evening, November 1st, 2012 at Renaissance Gardens at Brooksby Village surrounded by his family.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Luttrelle and Marianne (Bradford) Rhys. He was raised and educated in Cincinnati and was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, earning his Degree in Chemical Engineering and Business.
An honorably discharged veteran, Barry served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a Radar Technician stationed in Saipan.
Mr. Rhys began his professional career with Gibson Art Company of Cincinnati. He relocated to Massachusetts becoming the Head of Market Research for the Hood Company. Through his expertise in market research he was instrumental in yogurt becoming a popular food source. Mr. Rhys matriculated to Cabot Advertising and became Vice President in charge of Market Research until the time of his retirement.
A longtime resident of North Andover, Barry was a renowned photographer. He displayed many of his nature and abstract photos (some set to music) at churches and galleries, most recently at Brooksby Village. An animal lover, Barry and his wife counted several dogs as part of their family over the course of years. Beau, a Maltese, was a very dear companion for many years.
In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Barry is survived by his daughters, Mimi Rhys and her spouse Renee Shapiro of Brighton and Marcie Rhys and her husband Charles Norton of Arlington.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.