Jim Bari

Requiescat En Pace

Sebastiano “Jim” Bari left us on April 4th. Beloved husband of the late Flavia (Ascolillo) Bari. Loving father of Maria Farrell and her husband John and Carmelo Bari and his wife Sharon, all of Malden. Devoted grandfather of Mila, Matteo and Francesco. Brother of Joseph and Philip Bari. Brother-in-law of Vito Ascolillo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many cousins. Jim was born in Augusta, Sicily on March 4th, 1945 to his parents Maria (Ciciulla) and Carmelo Bari. He was raised in the West End of Boston and later moved to Malden in 1970. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Northeastern University in 1970 and later received his Master’s Degree in Education at Eastern Nazarene College in 1993.

Jim was a teacher at Malden High School where he was also the Head Coach of the Girls Soccer Team and the Class Advisor to the Class of 2007. He was dedicated to serving the community, especially with activities that involved helping children. He served as a youth soccer coach in Malden for many years.

He was the Past President of the East Boston Kiwanis Club from 1977-1978 and the Lieutenant Governor for the Boston Area New England District of Kiwanis from 1980-1981. He also ran the Kiwanis Summer Camp, Camp Allen, during the summer of 1981.

Jim was an active parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Divine Mercy Prayer Group at the Parish. He was also active in the Cursillo Community. During the 1980’s, Jim owned and operated Sebastiano’s Porthouse of Pizza in Newburyport. He honored the Knights for years with his knowledge of food preparation at their breakfasts and dinners.

Tuesday, April 10th at 8:30am
Breslin Funeral Home
610 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 324-0486

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, April 10th at 10am
Immaculate Conception Church
600 Pleasant St
Malden, MA 02148

Holy Cross Cemetery
Malden, MA 02148

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to
St. Basil Salvatorian Center
30 East St
Methuen, MA 01844

Adapted from the Boston Globe.

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  1. To my brother Knights of Columbus Jim Bari.
    Just know that Our Lord Jesus Christ died for you and will be there to meet you in heaven
    John and Maria Farrell my love and prayers for your loss. From your friend Charles Bosselman

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