MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL for the late SISTER JOAN BARRY will be celebrated in

Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, cnr Queen and William Streets, Norwood

on WEDNESDAY January 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Following Mass, the Rite of Committal will take place at

Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Blythewood Road, Mitcham.

Bookings are not required.

The Funeral Mass will also be available by livestream.

Please use the link provided above.




Born in Berri, South Australia on 23 April, 1922.

Died peacefully in Calvary Flora McDonald Retirement Community on 10 January 2022.


Much loved daughter of Terence and Minnie, sister of Terence, Maureen (Sr Eunice), Patrick, Stella, Kathleen, Kevin (all deceased), and Maurice.


Remembered and loved member of the

Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart.


With gratitude for the care of Sisters, Family, Doctors and Staff of Calvary Flora.


In God’s Loving Care

Message Board

Rachel Edwards -

A lovely woman with a deep commitment to serving the church, the community and being there for family.

Catherine Winfield Johnston -

Auntie Joan certainly holds a special place in all our hearts as a matriarch of our extended Barry family. She was a wonderful role model to us all and an inspiration to longevity. It was so lovely knowing her and being part of her strong family connection. Auntie Joan always remembered everyone in the family so well even all the great great grand nieces and nephews. She would always show a genuine interest in and pride in what everyone was doing and who they were as part of our extended loving family. She would always share news of the family and ensure we all had and maintained that strong family connection. I will miss Auntie Joan’s loving presence in extended family gatherings but believe she will always be a beacon for us to remember and a model of how to stay true to your family and your faith whilst being open and accepting of others and theirs. Rest In Peace Auntie Joan, you will live long in our hearts and memories.

Judy Rice -

A wonderful life by a wonderful religious friend. We met her when we played Mah Jong with her. She was 95 at the time and still played a winning game. She still travelled to Pt Lincoln for functions at the Church and School. She was a treasure and will be rewarded for her service to the Church and the Community.

Annette Kurovec -

What a wonderful and inspiring life you led Joan. You were a lovely friend to me and I enjoyed our chats and visits. You will be remembered always. Thankyou for your presence in my life. May you rest peacefully now. Annette.

Yvonne Low -

Sr Joan was special to our Family. An inspirational, gentle, kind and devoted Josephite. Will always be held dear in our hearts. Sincere condolences to her Family.

Sr Pauline Morgan -

The Sisters at Kensington are remembering Joan with much love.

Sally Izzo -

As a teacher and parent at St Joseph's School Port Lincoln I remember Sr Joan fondly. I especially recall her asking about my children by name when she visited our school and seeing her with her family celebrating a birthday at a restaurant in Henley Beach. She will be very missed by everyone.

Alison Cocks -

To one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met…thank you for always making time. I will miss your visits to Port Lincoln. May you Rest In Peace. Love Alison

Jade Tonkin -

Dear Auntie Joan, We will miss you dearly. You never missed a family moment and we will treasure every moment we had with you. A remarkable woman and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for always showing commitment to your community and the church but mostly to your family. Love always.

Chris and Paolo Arman -

Vale St Marie Therese! Sr Joan Barry was an incredibly inspirational teacher who got to know so many of the students of Mary MacKillop College. She shared in our ups and downs and was a beautifully constant presence in the school staff. At Mt Carmel College she was a beloved principal and respected by the staff and students alike. She will be remembered fondly by the Homes family, especially the girls Mary Anne, Chris, Carmel and Liz.