Barry R. DunKley

  • Born: March 7, 1951
  • Died: November 26, 2018
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON----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. Visit for more information.

Memorial donations in his memory may be sent to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry for the loss you are going through.
May you find comfort in God's love and a measure of peace
in Psalm 119:76.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2018

Mr. DunKley,
Sir, as a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-first for our Country when you served with the USMC and later for the citizens of New York City when you served with NYPD. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC 85-89

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   December 06, 2018

Jennie, Sam and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time. Barry will long be remembered for his warm and engaging personality.
Our best...
Richard and Lori Freitas

Posted by Richard Freitas - Easton, MA - Friend   December 05, 2018