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Allen A. Barry

August 5, 2022 | 15 comments

Allen “AB” Arthur Barry, age 79, passed away peacefully and went to be with his Lord, surrounded by his loved ones, on August 3rd, 2022 in Onalaska, WI. He was born to father, Albert Barry and mother, Pauline Gidley in Cook County Illinois July 29th,1943.

AB joined the Army when he was 17 and he was stationed in Germany. Later, he joined the US Air Force Reserves and retired as a Master Sargent (E7) in 2003. After his service, he worked at the diesel trucking driving school in Sun Prairie and was a truck driver for most of his life. He was a member of the Teamsters local 695 and spent his life with The Capitol City Riders Motorcycle Club of Madison Wisconsin. When he was club president, he had met the majority of his lifelong friends and brothers. In addition, he was also a member of the La Crosse Eagles club.

He was a man that was always up for an adventure. He had a heart of gold and would go the extra mile to help people. AB could walk in anywhere, knowing no one, and leave with friends.  His favorite quote was out of 50,000 manhole covers I happened to fall into this one. He was a man that if you met him his impression would not allow you to forget. After his diagnosis in 2020, he lived his life to fullest with creating his own parades, having celebrations, and becoming a master fisherman. He truly loved having unique items in his lifetime.

Survived by his wife, Lee Maeglin; daughters, Tammy Barry Hoffman, Alyssa Barry, and Lauren Barry (Meatball); grandson, Matthew Barry Hoffman; father-in-law, Robert Maeglin (Barb); sister-in-laws, Becky (Brian) Brugger and Julie Maeglin; nephews, Jakob Brugger, Luke Brugger, and Matthew Mondesir.

Proceeded in death by his father, Albert Barry; mother, Pauline Gidley; daughter, Sherry Lynn Barry; mother-in-law, Nada Maeglin; his best friends, Tiny and Manny (Bonehead).

A special Thank you to the Mayo Hospice team who provided his care for the last two years.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm on September 17th, 2022 at the Capitol City Riders Club House 1325 Parkside Dr Madison, WI 53704.

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15 Comments

  1. Jennie Hill

    Lee, we are keeping you and the girls in our prayers. Sending hugs

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    • LB daughter of AB

      Thank you!

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  2. Bob Hansen

    Will all miss you till we meet again brother love you and miss you

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    • lB

      Thank you Bob in the box

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  3. Stephanie Pyke

    Sorry for your loss, your dad was great and he loved his family that was obvious

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    • Alyssa & LB

      Thank you Stef! Love ya

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  4. Hillbilly

    Always had the highest respect for you brother, saddens me I wasn’t able to spend more time with you.
    R.I.P.

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    • LB

      Thank you! He put up one good fight at the end.

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  5. Sumujack and Patti

    Again I want to say Jack and I are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man. Prayers to all the family and my C.C. Riders brothers and sister. RIP AB

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    • LB

      Thank you!

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  6. Don Murphy

    Baby and JC were the two first friends I made when I moved to Madison. Baby was always very kind to me

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    • Barry Ladies

      Thank you! He was tons of fun

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  7. Hillbilly

    R.I.P.
    Brother

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  8. WESLEY J FECHNER

    AL, YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND, I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS OUR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ANYTHING ANDEVERY THING. THANK YOU FOR THE BUSINESS YOU GAVE ME, STARTING WITH THE FLOOD DAMAGED CADDY. LOL. GOING TO THE CAR AUCTIONS WITH YOU WAS A GAS. YOU WERE A MANS MAN, WE ARE GOING TO MISS YOU, ESPECIALLY YOUR BSTOPPING BY DRIVING WHO KNOWS WHAT. SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE MY FRIEND.

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    • The Barry ladies

      Thank you Wes, I tried to stop by and let you know in person but you were closed each time. He really love going up to see what you had.

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