Barry Crabbe

Sep 05, 2017

Barry L. Crabbe, 64, passed away Aug. 29, 2017, with his family by his side.

Barry was born Jan. 30, 1953, in Waterville, the son of Basil and Darlene (Nichols) Crabbe. He attended Mt. View schools and graduated in 1971.

Barry worked in the woods after high school for several years before going to Crowe Rope where he worked for 15 years. He then worked for SnoPro Trailers for eight years until they closed. Most recently he worked at Educare for six years where he enjoyed interacting with the children, and the children loved their “Mr. Barry.” Barry was also very fond of the teachers he was able to get to know well.

Barry enjoyed his four-wheeling trips with the love of his life, Wendy. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR in his favorite recliner and had started to enjoy watching football. Barry loved having his grandsons over to play with them and listen to their crazy stories which always made him laugh. He was very proud of his daughter Melissa and loved to tease her constantly as she did him. Barry was an amazing man who greatly impacted the lives of those around him. He will be missed by many.

Barry was predeceased by his parents; his sister Sue Ripley; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Ripley and Ted Leighton.

Barry is survived by his wife and best friend Wendy; daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Adam Bonnell; grandsons, Peyton and Elijah; sister Gay Leighton; father and mother-in-law Wayne and Betty Paul, whom he thought of as his parents; brother-in-law Jeff Paul and his wife Barb; sisters-in-law, Kathy Paul and Penny Ferrigan and husband David, all of whom he thought of as his own family; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will be having a private burial at Barry’s request.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

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