Guy, Barry Lee


Guy, Barry L., passed away on his 75th birthday, Thursday, October 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 his graduation, he was given his 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.

Devoted father of Jason Guy and his wife, Elizabeth Shen, both of Audubon, PA and stepfather of the late Dana Keller.

Dear brother of Howard Guy and his wife, Elaine Guy, of Mentor, OH, and uncle of Jeremy Guy, also of Mentor, OH.

Loving grandfather of EJ, Angelina, Nicholas, Ashley and Jayden

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

 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. A burial will follow the funeral service at Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nyatt Road, Barrington. Shiva is private.  In lieu of flowers, 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.



  1. Ellen/Ron Reuter
    Oct 22, 2022

    We are sorry for your loss.
    Ellen & Ron Reuter

  2. Pamela Gershman Cohen
    Oct 23, 2022

    Aside from being a 2nd cousin, ( our mothers were cousins ) Barry was a classmate at Hope and URI. He was instrumental in Hope “64 class reunions and gracious about hosting meetings for the group. He always tried to stay in touch.
    Rest in Peace, Barry.

  3. Judy Carney
    Oct 24, 2022

    Dear Karen and Jason,

    So sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. A great “guy” and real gentleman. Our condolences.

    Judy & John Carney

  4. susan fixman
    Oct 25, 2022

    Howard- Barry and I started our friendship back in elementary school – went to the sixth grade dance together at Summit Ave. School- and always stayed friendly thru our years at URI. I was very sorry to hear about his death. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Susan Waldman Fixman

  5. Harriet Nasberg Wasser
    Oct 25, 2022

    I was so sad to hear Barry passed away recently. He was only 75 years old and actually passed away on his birthday.

    I grew up with Barry in a 2-family home on Hope Street in Providence. His mom, Bunny, and my grandmother, Jeannette, were sisters. I hung out with him all the time when we were children. I followed Barry and his brother, Howard, around all the time. I loved them! I have many fond memories!

    Barry will be missed by many!

    RIP, Barry!


  6. Judy Alfieri & Phil Justiy
    Oct 25, 2022

    Karin, We are so sorry for your loss. He is now a peace. We will keep those fond memories in our thoughts.

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