Barry Guy, 75


WARWICK, R.I. – Barry Lee Guy passed away on his 75th birthday, Oct. 20, 2022, at West Shore Health Center in Warwick. He was the beloved husband of Karin (Keller/Ganley) Guy for 25 years. Born in Providence, son of the late Bernard and Bernice (Goldsmith) Guy, he had lived in Warwick for many years.

Barry went to the University of Rhode Island, graduating with a bachelor’s in management in 1968. Following graduation, he was given the first opportunity in his long career by the Sears Corporation, and he proudly opened its first store on Cape Cod. He took immense pride in his successful career in retail and management where he served as a mentor to many along the way and until his retirement. Barry also served in the Rhode Island National Guard, and, though he never deployed, he was recognized for expert marksmanship during basic training.

He was the devoted father of Jason Guy and his wife, Elizabeth Shen, both of Audubon, Pennsylvania, and stepfather of the late Dana Keller.

He was the dear brother of Howard Guy and his wife, Elaine Guy, of Mentor, Ohio, and uncle of Jeremy Guy, also of Mentor.

He was the loving grandfather of EJ, Angelina, Nicholas, Ashley and Jayden.

He was the brother-in-law of Christine Keller and husband, Richard Keller; Bryan Ganley and his wife, Virginia Cassieri; Marc Ganley and his wife, Connie Ganley.

Contributions in his memory may be made to: The Samaritans of Rhode Island, online at or by mail at The Samaritans, Inc. P.O. Box 9086, Providence, RI 02940.

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