George Francis Barley, age 89, of Orchard Street, Marlboro, NY entered into eternal rest on March 25, 2021. He was born September 18, 1931, the son of the late Arthur and Agnes (Yerry) Barley. He is predeceased by his wife Joan (Bergamo) Barley, his brothers; Arthur and Richard Barley, his sisters;
Anne (Barley) Wilson and Alice (Barley) Merryman, and his grandson Matthew Barley.
George worked in the family business, Barley & Sons, since the age of 16. He continued the business when his father passed and worked tirelessly until he retired, leaving the business to his sons. He was proud of the business his father started in 1924 and made sure every Barley & Sons home was built to the satisfaction of the homeowner.
George was a family man and spent his leisure time at his home in Woodland Valley in the Catskills. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing with his sons and grandchildren. He took his wife Joan on many vacations to warmer beach locations during the winter. He often spoke of how they were blessed with four children, after being told by doctors that they would be childless. He provided for this family and was always ready to help his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's ball games, dance recitals, and school events. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Marlboro and lived his life according to his religious beliefs. George was a respected man in the Town of Marlboro and was a member of the Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus.
George is survived by his children; Arthur and wife Laura (Lyons), George and wife Denise (Hall), John and wife Stephanie (Mezynski), Debra (Barley) Mahusky and partner Patrick Bishop. He is survived by his grandchildren; Amanda (Barley) Metzger and husband Blythe, Jonathan Mahusky and wife Dana (Hodges), Daniel Mahusky, Gregory Mahusky and fiancee Kaitlynd Lofaro, Braigan Barley and wife Antoinette (Noto), Sierra Barley, Maria Hall, David Barley, Richard Barley and wife Amanda (Duncan), Ellen Barley and partner Tom Coffey. He is survived by his great grandchildren; Hudson and Everett Barley and Lainey Mahusky. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express gratitude to the dedicated Hudson Valley Hospice caregivers for their comfort and support. Their services allowed us to keep him home, surrounded by his loving family, during his last days.
Funeral Services provided by The DiDonato Funeral Home, Marlboro will be private and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery on Lattintown Road, Marlboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Marlboro/Milton Lions Club, Marlboro Chapter of the Knights of Columbus or Hudson Valley Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., (845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com