Therese Byrne

Obituary of Therese Byrne

The death of Mary “Therese” Byrne (Barry), wife of the late George Byrne Sr. occurred Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at Rocmaura Nursing Home. Born in Saint John on August 19, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Esmonde and Eileen (Horgan) Barry.

After raising her children for several years, she embarked on a career working for the provincial courts until her retirement. She was an intelligent, kind and spiritual person who always put family first. Mom enjoyed many good times with family and friends and managed through the difficult times with grace and strength. 

She is survived by her children Liz Byrne-Zwicker (Malcolm), John Byrne (Lisa), Monica Byrne (Kamal), daughter-in-law Margo Beckwith-Byrne; grandchildren: Jay, Liam, Sarah, Patrick, Edward (Shelby), Kristen, Matt, Lucas and Alexa; great-grandchildren: Claire, Ben and George; brother Father Kevin Barry; sister-in-law Irene Barry and many nieces and nephews. 

She was pre-deceased by her husband; parents; children: Mary, George Jr, and Patrick; sister Patricia; brothers Esmonde and Gerard; and sisters-in-law Maureen Barry, Lois Nugent and Beryl Wright; and brothers-in-law Donald P. Wright and William Nugent.

Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Due to the ongoing public health restrictions, visitation and funeral will be postponed until a later date to be determined. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Bobby’s Hospice or the SJRH Foundation Oncology Unit. Online condolences may be placed at


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