Barry H. Field

DATELINE: North Kingstown

Field, Barry H., 64, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 after a lengthy illness battling Parkinson’s disease and cancer. He was the beloved husband of Kurt Weidman, who were together 29 years before being married two years ago. Born in Providence, a son of the late Paul and Hannah “Joy” (Goldberg) Field, he had lived in Saunderstown for 20 years, previously living in Boston. Barry Field, Attorney, started his law career in the entertainment industry, working for Motown and Polygram Records in LA, prior to establishing his own practice in Boston, MA.  Most recently, he was a partner with his brothers in two Gold’s Gym Franchises in RI. He was a GLAD Board President for 11 years and a DNC Trustee. Loving owner of his dogs, Ziggy and Marley.  Dear brother of Alan Field and his wife, Lynn, of West Greenwich and Michael Field and his wife, Sharon, of East Greenwich. Adored uncle UB of Amanda, Adam, Daniel, Rachel, Laura and several great nieces and nephews.  Loving cousin of Frim, Maureen, Beth and Lisa.  Cherished former brother-in-law of Sheryl Moran.  Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 1:00 p.m. in the Redwood Chapel in Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation at  Shiva will be observed at 529 Shippeetown Rd, East Greenwich on Thursday 2-4 & 6-8p.m.


  1. Ted Loebenberg
    Feb 25, 2019

    Alan and Michael and Family, I share with you all this poem that was shared with me at a time of loss and I pay it forward.

    Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is an absolute unbroken continuity. What is Death but a negligent accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well .
    Written by Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford

  2. Debbie Holland Perry
    Feb 26, 2019

    I can not begin to tell how sorry I am for this untimely death ; had no idea he was ill.
    We go back a long way… joy, Paul, Harriet, Marv….Wilcox ave….
    I’m really in shock about this…I’m so sorry…… xoxo

  3. Sharon CRAGG
    Feb 26, 2019

    My sincere condolences to Kurt and all of the Field family. Barry has always held a special place in my heart and always will. We shared a 30yr. friendship, leaving me with so many cherished memories I am grateful for. May he rest in peace and may all of you find peace in knowing he is finally without pain.♥

  4. Debbie Wasserman
    Feb 26, 2019

    Sorry for your loss…..thinking of you all R.I.P.

  5. Ron Holland
    Feb 26, 2019

    I remember fond memories of Barry as we were friends and neighbors in Pawtucket. I wish Kurt strength during this time of mourning. Barry will be remembered as a loving soul who spread his love to all he knew.

    Rest In Peace from Ron Holland and family

  6. Marc Paige
    Feb 26, 2019

    Kind, loving, generous, and passionate about justice. Barry Field was a wonderful human being. Just three months ago, as ill as Barry was, he and Kurt made a shiva call at the home of my sister Robin as we were mourning the death of our dad. He had trouble talking, and walking, but he and Kurt were there. Barry loved reminiscing about our little Jewish world of the East Sude/Pawtucket where we grew up. My heart goes out to my dear friends Kurt, Beth and Lisa, and to Barry’s entire family.

  7. Julie Goodridge
    Feb 26, 2019

    Barry was a wonderful supporter during our campaign for marriage equality. His energy and positive encouragement will be sorely missed. All my best wishes to husband and family.
    Julie Goodridge

  8. John DePetro
    Feb 26, 2019

    So sorry. Great man who I got to know when he opened Golds EG. He helped improve my life.

  9. Steven Horowitz
    Feb 26, 2019

    Alan, Michael, Curt and to so many Loved Ones,

    Cyndee and I are so sorry for your loss of Barry, but he is finally at peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Love,

    Steve & Cyndee Horowitz

  10. Mike Epstein
    Feb 26, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy to our dear friend Kurt and to Barry’s family and friends on the loss of such a wonderful, caring man and great friend. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Love from The Epstein Family

  11. Susan Venturo
    Feb 26, 2019

    Barry was a big man with an even bigger heart. We shared many years of friendship. I’m am deeply saddened by his passing but filled with happy memories of good times. I can see him now bursting into song at the slightest provocation. He had true generosity of spirit and lived his values. Deepest condolences to Kurt and the Field family. With love and condolences, Susan V

  12. Jerry McCall
    Feb 26, 2019

    To Kurt and Barry’s Family,

    I’ve known Barry for over 20 years as a fellow Gold’s Gym franchisee. Barry was kind-hearted and loved by our entire franchisee community. He was always attentive to the law and he was funny as hell. I’ll miss you, Barry, and so will all the people who knew you. It’s way too early in his life, but it’s now time to celebrate Barry. He was a good person. All the best to Kurt and Barry’s family.

    Jerry, Ariane, David and Billy McCall

  13. Thomas Leavitt
    Feb 26, 2019

    My deep sympathies to Kurt, and all of Barry’s family, during this time of loss. Though he was taken much too early, his mark in a number of communities and within the groups of those of us who loved him will be with us forever. He was a gentle man who always found time to embrace others in during their times of pain. There was no greater an example of a selfless soul. While this may be your “Last Dance” you will forever by in my heart.

  14. Heidi Winkler Loomis
    Feb 26, 2019

    My heart is heavy. Memories never fade. Barry was so beautiful inside and out. I will miss his “joy”.
    God will bless him forever.

  15. Michael Goldfarb
    Feb 27, 2019

    The sadness of Barry’s passing is for those of us left behind and is lifelong. The blessing of knowing and loving Barry is also lifelong. We are privileged to have known and shared life with him. I grew up with Barry on Wilcox Avenue and watched him grow into a fine man. Let’s celebrate his life and all the good he has done while with us. Rest In Peace, friend.

  16. Steven Horovitz
    Feb 27, 2019

    Kurt, I am so sorry for your loss. Memories are made up of moments not days. I still have many memories of hanging with Barry and the whole Pawtucket gang….it was a different time. My thoughts are with all who share this infinite sadness.

  17. Tom & Valerie
    Feb 27, 2019

    Kurt , we are so so sorry for your
    loss. You truly were a remarkable
    couple. Barry , rest in peace.

  18. Thomas Robertson
    Feb 27, 2019

    Dear Kurt ,
    We are so so sorry about the loss
    of your Barry. The both of you
    had a remarkable & so loving
    relationship. All we can say Barry rest in peace.
    Always. Valerie & Tom

  19. Stephen J Hartley
    Feb 27, 2019

    I am so sorry Kurt and Family. I have many many memories with Barry he will be missed!

  20. Debra Samdperil
    Feb 28, 2019

    Barry…sweet sweet soul. You have left us too soon. I have so many wonderful memories from our childhoods and beyond. We grew up in the same hood and played piano duets together- Our teacher Mrs. Liffman was so proud- especially of you as you were the one with talent! You were always hanging at our house – you became a welcomed part of our family. We had childhood crushes on each other but never ever at quite the same time. And we both eventually came out (and proud) both living in different parts of the Boston area for years. I always admired your commitment to political work for the legal rights of the lgbt community and I especially loved and appreciated your warmth, humor, and generosity- always. I send my love to Michael and Alan and Barry’s entire family and especially to Kurt – I am thinking of you – sending hugs, love and my sincere condolences.

  21. Lori Dorsey
    Feb 28, 2019

    I just read yesterday’s paper and am heartsick at this sad news . Barry has had a special place in my heart since we were kids . He knew he was my first crush! I’m so sorry for what he’s gone through and for all who loved him in peace old friend..

  22. Annette
    Feb 28, 2019

    My condolences to each of you. Imagine living in a world free of sickness, suffering and death. It is possible. God’s word assures us of such a world. We can trust in his word for he is able to fulfilled whatever he promises.

    Isaiah 33:24
    Revelation 21:3-5
    Isaiah 55:11

  23. Sharon Allen
    Feb 28, 2019

    Sometimes there are no words that can really express the pain that is felt when such a friend as Barry leaves us. A great guy who will truly be missed. Extending our deepest condolences to the family. Loving thoughts and prayers of peace are with you. Psalm 23

  24. Liza Bartlett
    Mar 6, 2019

    Oh Sweet Barry!…
    I am heartbroken to hear of your passing.
    Always so wonderful to run into you since we were young.
    Such an amazing spirit!
    My love and thoughts to your beloved Kurt as well as friends and family.
    Fondly, Liza

  25. Basilios Papaioannou
    Apr 28, 2019

    My brother from another mother!
    I will miss your incredible sense of humour and your kind heart.
    Im sending my love and condolences to your family and especially to Kurt and Im so sorry for the delay as I just found out today.

    • R Kurt Weidman
      Apr 28, 2020

      Dear Bas,

      I just came across your warm message today.’
      Please know that I could not find your contact info in Barrys addresses.

      Please contact me
      I would love to talk.


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