EASTON, MA --- Barry R. DunKley, 67, a resident of Easton for the past 25 years, passed away peacefully at home under the care of his family. He was the beloved husband of Jennie H. (Gold) DunKley and father to Sam Watson Spalding DunKley. He was the adoring and adored uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was raised in New York City, the youngest of four sons of the late Henry W. and Nan (Fletcher) DunKley. He was a graduate of George Washington High School. A child of the sixties, Barry volunteered for Eugene McCarthy’s campaign and attended the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. He attended Woodstock in 1969. He later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during and just after the Vietnam Era.
Barry entered the New York City Police Department as a Trainee climbing to the rank of Sergeant. He retired in 1985 from the department after being injured in the line of duty. He remained a member of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City.
He moved to the San Francisco area in 1986 where he was a member of the Theosophical Society. The DunKleys moved to Vermont in 1992 then settled in Easton in 1993 just before the birth of their son. Barry was active in the community. He served as Chairman of the Easton Conservation Commission, member of Easton Historical Commission, a member of the Easton Historical Society, Ames Free Library, the Natural Resource Trust of Easton and as a member and teacher at the Unity Church of North Easton. After moving to Massachusetts, he worked for fourteen years as a Training and Development Manager at Securitas, Inc., retiring in 1986.
A celebration memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Unity Church of North Easton. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to passions long dear to him such as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the New York City Sergeant’s Benevolent Association (SBA) Widows and Children’s Fund and, his most beloved priority, Special Needs Planning & Protection for his family. Visit barryrdunkley.com for more information.
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"Special Needs" in the memo line and mail to:
The DunKley Family
P.O. Box 1821
670 Depot Street
Easton, MA 02334
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March 7, 1951 – November 26, 2018