Barry Francis Corn, 78, a 37-year resident of Ridgefield, CT, passed away on March 28, 2017, at Regional Hospice & Palliative Care in Danbury, CT, with his family by his side after a recent diagnosis of late stage cancer.
Born on May 17, 1938 and raised in Flushing, Queens, Barry was the son of the late Pauline Cohn Corn and the late Henry Corn. Always extremely bright, Barry skipped his senior year of high school and started college early. He graduated from Cornell University in 1959 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts after spending his junior year at the Paris Institute of Political Science in France. In 1963, Barry earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Starting out as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts under Elliot Richardson (later famous for the Watergate Scandal), Barry spent the majority of his legal career as an international lawyer. Fluent in four languages and conversant in several others, Barry handled legal affairs throughout the world for Xerox, Sheraton, SSMC, Inc. and Reckitt Benckiser. While traveling internationally, Barry purchased artwork and jewelry to sell locally, the entire proceeds of which he then donated to the charity Save the Children.