Barry A. Heinonen, age 79, of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was the loving husband of Ann M. (Landry) Heinonen.
Barry was born in Concord, Massachusetts on March 13, 1943, to the late Russell Sr., and Edna (Mooney) Heinonen. He was a lifelong resident of Maynard, graduating with class of 1961, Maynard High School. Barry served in the Massachusetts National Guard from 1961-1965. Barry and Ann married on February 25, 1967.
Barry wore many hats in his professional career. He worked for the town of Maynard, Department of Public works for several years before starting Assabet Valley Tree and Landscape Company in 1972. The couple ran the business together for fifty years. Barry was a talented arborist and enjoyed helping customers with their tree and landscape needs along with a few stories about his town and the people in it. Barry also served on the Board of Commissioners for the Department of Public Works for one term.
Barry had a passion for speed. He enjoyed auto racing and powerboat racing. Barry loved ethnic music, especially Polish and Irish. He was a traditional contributor to the annual Polish picnic and eventually ran the event for several years when St. Casimirs Church no longer sponsored the event. Barry also enjoyed listening to Irish Music and often could be found at the Black Rose in Boston attending performances by Irish entertainers.
Barry is survived by his wife, Ann M. Heinonen of Maynard, MA; his granddaughter, Amelia Heinonen of Maynard, MA; his sister, Karen Mason of Maynard, MA; his brother-in-law, David Landry and wife Sue of Hudson MA; and several nieces and nephews. Barry was predeceased by his son, Craig D. Heinonen; his brother, Russell Heinonen Jr. and brother-in-law Robert Mason.
His graveside service will be celebrated on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery 260 Great Road, Maynard MA 01754.
There will be a gathering at the Maynard Elks Lodge 34 Powder Mill Road, Maynard, following the service.
In lieu of flowers please consider a charitable donation in Barry’s memory to a charity of your choose.