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Barry Cordelli

Friday, June 17, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Barry Cordelli passed away in Meritus Hospital  holding hands with his children and his wife, Mary Lou. After a long journey with his health, Barry is joining his mother Jeanne, and sister Julie, in heaven, whom he missed dearly. 

During his final days, his wife, children and seven grandchildren were waiting along side him. Many family members and friends visited Barry to remind them of their love. 

Barry loved barbecues with loud music and any chance to be outside especially if fishing was involved. In his early life, Barry was a talented athlete who loved playing baseball.  Barry had a deep appreciation for music and would happily play his records for anyone.  Barry was known for his determined and adoptive nature. Many were fed in the Cordelli household. 

Barry's legacy lives on through his children, Brian, Brandon, Bryson, and Amanda who will always invite you in for a meal.  Barry is survived by his father Eligio, his stepfather Robert, his brother Jay, his wife of 42 years Mary Lou, his sons Brian, Brandon, Bryson, his daughter Amanda and their spouses Bethany, Ashley, Amber and Jake. Barry is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Parker, Grey, Brielle, Leonie, Rowan, Walter and Beckett. 

Family will receive friends on  Friday, June 17, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, followed by a memorial service in the chapel of the funeral home at 7:00 PM with Pastor Ken Harris officiating.

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To Brian and family, I am so sorry. My Dad also just passed. I know how difficult this is and I hope you can find comfort in all the good memories that you all share. Tina Mussolino

Tina Mussolino
Hagerstown, MD

Mr. Cordelli was a kind man, he once welcomed me into his home for dinner when I was going through a rough time. I will always remember that, and thank him and his son Brandon for getting me through a rough time in my life. He will be missed and my love and condolences go out to his family

Joshua ferrell
Keedysville, Md.

Dear Cordelli family Barry will be missed by many as he had such an impact on so many of us. I always loved seeing him come walking into church in his trench coat and black western hat with Mary lou by his side dressed in coordinating colors. So distinguished a couple! His journey and fight were long but those who know him knew it was his love for his family that gave him the fight within in him to hang on a bit longer until he could not do it any more. He loved his Lou so very much as well as his children and grandchildren. When Barry spoke of them and especially his granchildren he not only glowed he beamed with a radiance! And wow his artistic talent with painting and his passion for food and creating his own recipes. I guess it was the Italian blood in him that caused him to love watching people enjoy eating whatever he cooked and put on the table. That put a smile on his face too! Always such hospitality enjoyed when you entered their home. He loved talking to Kenny about music. He called him his brother from a different mother! So Cordelli family, carry on with his legacy within your heart and life! as wr know you will. So precious a husband, father, grand father and friend and father figure to so many! So Mr. Barry enjoy the beauty of heaven, fellowship with the Father and the awesome concerts up there! Farewell our friend. We will miss you Kenny and Pam Singhas

Pam Singhas
Williamsport, Maryland

Mary Lou, we are so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Please know you and your family will be in our prayers, we love all the memories that we shared with you and Barry, and we pray it brings you comfort to know he is in the Father's hands. Love, Greg and Donna Kinzer

Donna Kinzer
Williamsport , Md

Mary Lou and family: we are so very sorry for your loss! Barry was a wonderful person and we know you will miss him terribly. We are keeping you all in our prayers for comfort and peace during these painful times. Sherie and Jack Adams

Jack & Sherie Adams
Falling Waters, WV

Dear Mary Lou and Family, so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your husband well, but knew a couple of the boys. Connie and I are planning to see you at the service. We always loved working with you at the Census. God Bless you and your family.

Betty Grove
Clear Spring , MD

May all who he touched be at peace with his passing. With heavy sadness, we look to see what once was. But we must not continue to look at what has happened, but look to what has been laid out before us, and continue what he began. May God bless all who shared themselves with him. My memory of Barry is this man, wearing a Yankees jacket, always holding his head high. Never at a loss for words, spoke his mind on the subject. He was a good man, caring and loving. He will be missed.

Andra P. Stewart II
Hagerstown, MD

I know what a very close knit family you all are. I miss Julie and am always running across a note she left me or a card she sent.I treasure those things.I remember coming to your house for outings And Christmas gatherings with her and Mark.They we’re always good memories.I remember Barry And MaryLou always there with open arms and plenty of food. I remember Barry’s mother one of The sweetest people I ever knew. I miss her too. Your greatest legacy are your great children.They are so much like you.

Katherine Williamson
Chambersburg , Pa.

Very nice guy. He will always be remembered.

Karol Myers
Funkstown , MARYLAND

Very nice guy.

Karol Myers
Funkstown , MARYLAND

My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Cordelli family! Barry was a good man and was very helpful with people. He will never be forgotten. Especially when I make Spaghetti My greatest memory of him was when I first tasted his sauce, it reminded me of Mr. Giarrusso's sauce from Brooklyn, NY. Which was the best sauce I've ever tasted. So I asked Barry if I could get a coffee cupful of his sauce to drink, like I used to do with Mr. Giarrusso's sauce. The expression on his face was priceless! Barry never forgot that moment and neither will I! God Bless you in Heaven Barry, and God Bless the Cordelli family! Love you guys! Rosa and the Mancebo Family

Rosa Mancebo
Hagerstown , MD

To the Cordelli family. God bless you, and keep you. Barry was not only my friend, he was my first "Brother". Barry and I went through most of high school together, we enjoyed many things alike. Barry was always uplifting to any, and everyone. We both loved art, even though he surpassed my abilities. We shared a love for Hunting, and exploring the outside. His family, Mom, Dad, Jay and Julie, accepted and adopted me as a member, Son and Brother. I am so glad that I did get to spend some time with Barry after years of life's separation, and had the opportunity to meet his family. Rest in Peace my "Old Friend". Love.. Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Glenn Smith
Plantation, FL

My deepest sympathy to Mary Lou and her wonderful family. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew you, Mary Lou from The Census Bureau and never met your family, but from what is written here it seems you have a very close and loving family. Much love to all. Sincerely, Ann-Marie Hopkins

Ann-Marie Hopkins
Hagerstown, Maryland

Barry was a great guy with whom I shared a love for music. My deepest condolences go out to his family. R.I.P. Brother.

Tom Borum
Hagerstown, MD

John Brewbaker
Hagerstown , Maryland R. I. P. my friend

Sending lots of love and healing prayers for your family. Love, Denise, Kaili, Branden, Rachael, Benji and Remi.

Denise Conrad
Carlsbad, CA

I only had the pleasure of meeting Barry a handful of times, around the time that Jake and Amanda were married. He seemed a kind and passionate soul. My best wishes and love and condolences to his family.

Jake Bennett
Fairfield, PA

In those times that I spend time with Barry (my brother-in-law) during my visits, they were enjoyable times of laughter and hospitality. I had a great visit with his wife (my sister) and their loving children. He was loved by his family.

Liz crisostomo
Eugene, Oregon

We rejoice that Barry is with our Father in heaven. He suffered long and is now in paradise. We are praying for your family as you mourn. May Holy Spirit comfort each of you as you daily process this grief. God bless each of you. We send our love.

Fidel & Traci Castellanos
Hagerstown, MD

Since the end of the 90's my family and I had many wonderful times together with Barry, Mary Lou and their family! Being from Georgia, many times Barry would refer to me as Georgia Girl! I consider the Cordelli family my family away from my home in Georgia! Praying Holy Spirit of my Heavenly Father to comfort Mary Lou, Brian, Brandon, Bryson, Amanda, everyone of Barry's family and friends in ways they could not have even imagined! You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 Sincerely, Cindy Woodyard and Michael, Jessica, Raphael

Cindy Woodyard
Hagerstown, Maryland

At the end of your travels, may you be met by the people who love you. Rest in peace.

Clarence & Cynthia s Johnson
oro valley, AZ

My deepest condolences go out to your family. From your work family. I am so very sorry for your loss Marylou. We have shared many conversations together and I know the difficult road it has been for you and your family. Barry was a strong man and fought the good fight and has now finished the race. May god be with you all in the coming days and give you the strength you need to get through this very hard time. We love you and are here for you.

Faith Femi
martinsburg , West Virginia

To all of the Cordelli family we send our deepest condolences. Barry was one of a kind. A true family man. We thoroughly enjoyed being with him on the field and off. May your special memories sustain you through this difficult time. Rest in peace Barry, your fight is over. Love to all.

Carolyn D Forsythe
Hagerstown, Washington

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