Miller, Barry Norton

East Greenwich

Miller, Barry Norton, 86, “The Boss” died on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann (Sorenson) Miller for fifty-nine years. Born in Cambridge, MA, a son of the late George and Sarah (Collin) Miller, he had lived in East Greenwich for almost fifty years, and spent his summers in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard for more than 30 years. Barry was a graduate of Classical High School and Bowdoin College. After serving two tours in the Army, Barry returned and was a Co-Owner of Miller Corrugated Box in Warwick for many years. He prided himself on his ability to run an efficient manufacturing operation and in operating sophisticated machinery. 

He was a Member of Redwood Lodge Masons, a 32° Scottish Rite Mason, and the Valley of Providence Redwood organist for 30 years

Barry was a dedicated hobbyist; in his spare time he earned his commercial pilot’s license which allowed him to go where his heart brought him. He was a performer with the Academy players, appearing in the chorus of several musical comedies. He thoroughly enjoyed classical music, especially Beethoven. Barry engaged in a lifelong study of French

Devoted father of Henry Miller of East Greenwich, and Eric Miller (Sara) of Providence. Dear brother of Paul Miller (Linda) of West Warwick. Loving grandfather of Sarah, Justin, Lucy & Lily.

To view the pre-recorded service please click here.

 Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. Shiva will be observed at The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence, 3 Shalom Dr, Warwick, RI, on Wednesday, September 27, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Thursday, September 28, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society at


  1. Arnold & Bette Saslavsky
    Sep 25, 2023

    We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Barry’s sons Eric and Henry and their families as well as his brother Paul. We spent many happy hours in both Barry’s homes in East Greenwich and Edgartown along with Ann and their family and a large group of friends. And you could always count on plenty of good food being on hand! Barry was a conscientious pilot with whom we were pleased to fly a number of times.

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  2. Roz lowen
    Sep 25, 2023

    Barry will be missed. I remember flying with him to stay at their Vineyard house. He was such a careful pilot! Ann especially loved being at the Vinyard. Barry and ann hosted many passover dinners and I enjoyed being part of their family. I extend my condolences to the boys and the grandchildren.
    Barry will be remembered with pride.

  3. Ann
    Sep 25, 2023

    My deepest condolences to the entire Miller family.

  4. Michael Salinsky
    Sep 25, 2023

    May his memory be a blessing. Condolences to his family. Will remember Barry fondly – he and Ann hosted my family many Thanksgiving weekends, and getaways to the Vineyard; he was pilot first time I ever flew; a gruff exterior that could not conceal his gentle, kind, and cultured essence.

  5. Cassidy Collins
    Sep 25, 2023

    Grateful to have had the honor of meeting such a kind soul for but once. I know he had to have been an amazing man as he raised one (Eric Miller). My condolensces to his family. May God Bless you.

  6. Linda Weinstein
    Sep 25, 2023

    Condolences to Barry’s family. Barry had an extraordinary intellect. The breadth of his activities and accomplishments must be admired. He struggled to live to continue a loving relationship.

  7. Shelly salinsky
    Sep 26, 2023

    I offer my condolences to all of the family and friends of Barry. Gail and I always felt friends and as close to being family as possible. I am so sad and upset to lose so fine a person as Barry. When I spoke to him some months ago he seemed fine though depressed losing Ann.I keep thinking of our time together in Cranston,East Greenwich, the Vineyard,sailing and flying and how much we enjoyed the times together. Barry was super in every way possible and I will miss him but not forget him.

  8. Eleanor Brynes
    Sep 26, 2023

    How sad I was to hear this terrible news.
    My deepest Sympathy to Paul and the
    Entire Miller Family.

  9. Robert McGrady
    Sep 27, 2023


  10. Sidney Slobodkin
    Sep 27, 2023

    Barry and I have been friends and fraternity brothers since we both attended Bowdoin College more than 60 years ago. I want to express my condolences to his family.

  11. Michelle Rotmer Duffy
    Sep 27, 2023

    Extending sympathy and friendship to the Miller family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. Bedford and Tessier Families
    Sep 27, 2023

    Deepest Sympathies from our family to yours.

  13. Damon Demady and Family
    Sep 27, 2023

    Prayers and condolences from the Demady Family. We are very sorry for your loss. Barry was a good person and a great American, a man of many talents and accomplishments. I had the pleasure of meeting Barry and socializing with him on several occasions starting when Eric and I were in college together. It was always a pleasure. May his journey be swift and his happiness eternal.

  14. Elayne moe
    Sep 28, 2023

    From the children of Irving and D oris Ackerman who were dear friends of his parents our deepest sympathies

  15. KG Bennet
    Sep 28, 2023

    My condolences

  16. Larry Selinker
    Sep 28, 2023

    i am sorry to hear about this. i spent years growing up with him down the street, classical hs and coming down from maine and college, he used to stop @ brandeis, where i was. he was a good friend.

    but, i hadn’t seen him in over 50 years, since he was in the army and i am sorry that on brief visits to family in RI, i did not reach out to contact him. there were indeed times, when i wondered about him and his influence was so strong, i did not forget him.

    my condolences to paul and the rest of his family.

    Larry Selinker, Manhattan, NY

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