Barry M. Songer

ORANGE — Barry M. Songer, 60, of East River Street, went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Born on July 12, 1957, in Athol, he was a son of John S. Jr. and Irene (Dombroski) Songer and grew up in Orange and attended Ralph C. Mahar Regional School and earned his GED.

Barry enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and was medically discharged.

In 2003, Barry married Tammy (Guyer) and they celebrated 14 years of marriage.

Barry had worked for Sewell Plastics in Leominster, as well as several other jobs.

Music and singing were a big part of Barry’s life, along with Bible reading. He also loved sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Survivors include his loving wife, Tammy Songer of Orange; a daughter, Michelle Songer of Orange; sons, Mitchell Parker and Barry Parker, both of New Ipswich, N.H.; a grandson, Kaiden Parker; siblings, Doreen Hodgkins (Scott) of Gardner, John Songer (Janice) of Phillipston, Anne Colturi (Keith) of North Orange and Laurel Schmick (Clay) of Tully; numerous nephews and nieces; and his beloved cat, “Peanut.”

There are no calling hours.

A celebration of Barry’s life will be held at a date and time to be announced.

Interment in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, will be private.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

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ORANGE — Barry Songer, 60, of Orange, died unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Heywood Hospital in Gardner after being stricken ill earlier at home.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.


Barry and my husband John were good friends . Our deepest sympathies to Barry's family..

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