Barry Cowles, age 80, of Hebron, CT passed away at his home on Saturday February 11, 2023 after a brief illness. He was born in Manchester, CT to the late Truman and Mildred (Beebe) Cowles.
Barry attended Manchester High School and moved to Hebron in 1974, where he resided until his passing. He was an international sales manager for INEOS Films, Inc., retiring after a successful carrier in the plastics industry. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the Army as a Huey crew chief. Barry loved spending time with his family and friends, volunteering in the restoration department of the New England Air Museum, riding his Harley Davidson, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers each football season.
Barry is survived by his wife, Francine (Kulpa) Cowles of Hebron, by his children Bryan Cowles of Willington, CT, and Teresa (Cowles) Melnik of Berwick, ME, as well as his granddaughter Abigail Melnik and his grand-dog Finn. Barry is also survived by his sister Gail (Cowles) LaCoss of Texas, his nephews Scott LaCoss of Texas, Craig LaCoss of Texas and his niece Shari Widdel of Iowa. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday February 28, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Per Barry’s wishes, no burial service will be held. His remains will be spread by his family at one of his favorite places. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barry’s name can be made to The New England Air Museum at www.neam.org.
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