Barry J. Farinelli -  August 18, 2011

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RAVENA – Barry J. Farinelli, 68, left this life August 18, 2011.  Barry was born and raised in Ravena and graduated from R-C-S High School in 1961.  Barry was a hairdresser by trade and eventually opened his own shop.   He was a great dancer and was a welcome guest at any gathering.

     Barry moved to Palo Alto, CA in his early thirties with his lifetime partner, Marshall Sklarew who predeceased him after they returned to the east coast and resided in West Yarmouth, MA.  He returned to Ravena in the summer of 2010.

     Barry was the son of the late John and Clara (Millitt) Farinelli.  Survivors include his sisters, Dolores Libertucci of Glenmont and Rosemary Jones of Butler, PA;  sisters-in-law, Sara, Mary and Maureen Farinelli;  and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Barry was predeceased by his brothers, John, Jr., James, Robert and Bruce.

     A memorial service will be held 7 pm Tuesday, August 23rd at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a contribution to the American Heart Association