Memorial Visitation- Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.
Chapel Service- Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. at our West Sayville Funeral Home, 245 Main St.
Barry Mahy, 78 of Sayville, NY passed away peacefully on October 1st at home surrounded by the love of his wife, Gwenda and 3 children, Wayne, Stephanie and Kellie.
Born January, 21st 1942 to Wilfred and Hannah Mahy in Rotherham, England he was raised in Guernsey, Channel Islands. A professional Soccer player, he started his career in Guernsey playing for the Northerners. In 1963 he signed with Scunthorpe United and in 1967 he moved to the U.S. to play for the New York Generals. 1971 had him signing with the New York Cosmos where he went on to Captain the team to a Championship in 1972. He also played for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 1973.
He joined KLM Airlines along with KLM Airline’s Soccer Team in 1969 as a second job for “the off season”. He made a home there, retiring in 2002, with over 30 years of service and relationships that lasted a lifetime.
On and off the Soccer Field and later in life the Golf Course, Barry was known for his athletic ability, competitiveness, wicked sense of humor, cigar in his mouth and a Heineken in his hand.
Barry was known as a true friend and his life’s greatest achievement is the family he and his wife created. His friends are Aunts and Uncles to his children, and to many of his children’s friends he was like a second father.
There was no greater joy to Barry than children. At every event and gathering he could be found playing soccer in the street with the kids or having them try to get a quarter out of the palm of his hand. All those who know him as Uncle Barry, and especially those who called him Pappa, are a testimony to that love.
He enjoyed life, felt blessed that he was paid to do what he loved most, but nothing made him smile more than kicking back, telling stories, and having laughs with family and friends
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