Fired Quincy College president died o...

Fired Quincy College president died of overdose

There are 29 comments on the The Patriot Ledger story from May 5, 2007, titled Fired Quincy College president died of overdose. In it, The Patriot Ledger reports that:

Former Quincy College President Sean Barry died from an overdose of painkillers 15 months after his dismissal from that post, according to his death certificate. via The Patriot Ledger

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gilbert az

Gilbert, AZ

#21 Nov 8, 2007
nickie wrote:
Water does not cause addiction GILBERT. Go to AA or NA and learn how people die from drugs I thought we could trust doctors.. Maybe some. Mine would never prescribe an addictive drug unless I was in a hospital under supervision.
Nikie you don't know me you have no idea what my education or experience is. You look really bad when you put down people you know nothing about.
gilbert az

Gilbert, AZ

#22 Nov 8, 2007
maureen wrote:
Jese I wish I didn't bother to post anything on this web site. His family and friends didn't remark about this, I did. I lost a daughter myself so I know first hand the deep pain of losing someone. I said you were heartless and immature because you don't know ALL the circumstances. Just recently an elderly friend of mine had surgery and wasn't having any pain. The nurse on duty knew quite well of this man's dementia and they still wrote him a prescription for oxy. I tossed the prescription out in fear that he would get this medication mixed up with his other pills. He didn't need the darn stuff in the first place! That is just one story of MANY that I know. Go to an OXY web site and argue with people that know where I am coming from.
You should go to jail for diverting this persons medication. You think very highly of your self thinking that you know more than trained proffesionals. People with dementia suffer from pain just like everyone else but they don't demonstrate it the same way as everyone else. Because of you he probably suffered in pain without relief. Good job you pius a$$
maureen

AOL

#23 Nov 9, 2007
The man has a mild form of dementia and he is forgetful! He was not in pain. I know him very well. I did a great job not a good job! His surgeon thanked me for everything from coordinating his appointments to saving this man's life. He had a 9 centimeter anyrism in his stomack-----which I took him for a physical in the first place. Furthermore-- He wouldn't be living by himself if was unable to figure out his own pain. His landlord would've send him to a nursing home for your information! Do some volunteer work for the elderly, please.
gilbert az

Gilbert, AZ

#24 Nov 10, 2007
maureen wrote:
The man has a mild form of dementia and he is forgetful! He was not in pain. I know him very well. I did a great job not a good job! His surgeon thanked me for everything from coordinating his appointments to saving this man's life. He had a 9 centimeter anyrism in his stomack-----which I took him for a physical in the first place. Furthermore-- He wouldn't be living by himself if was unable to figure out his own pain. His landlord would've send him to a nursing home for your information! Do some volunteer work for the elderly, please.
You wrote "he wouldn't be living by himself if was unable to figure out his own pain". If he could live on his own then he should be capable of making his own choice about meds not you. One more thing I have more contact and experience with the elderly than you could ever imagine. It only makes you look bad when you put down people that you know nothing about.
maureen

AOL

#25 Nov 11, 2007
typing error. The man lives on his own and is forgetful. When he had visting nurses after surgury most of them left things up to me. You don't know what your're talking about. Everyone is different. Another elderly woman I knew had all her pills dumped in a shoe box. There were several different ones mixed in and no-one gave a hoot. Just because you had a different experience does not make me a liar. I try to look out for other people.
maureen

AOL

#26 Nov 30, 2007
Sean's one year anniversary just past and I just want to say how much I love and miss him. No matter what anyone ever has to say I will always believe in him. I love you Sean-Forever ----Your Vision----MHB
addicted

Little Falls, MN

#28 May 18, 2008
I posted above. I was reading some other posts after I posted. I do not think that person did anything wrong with tearig up the preciption. In the hospital, even if I did not have pain. I would ask for pain meds. I felt so good when they gave me morphine through my IV. I addmitt most of the time,I did not need it. I took it because I could, and it made me feel good. In the hosp. I really do not know if I got high from the oxy. Because I kept asking for morphine every few hours and was given it. I would suggest to anyone. Do not take oxy. It so addictive. I knew what I was doing, I wanted to get high. I am the one who complained of pain when I did not have pain in the hospital.
Nancy

Westerly, RI

#29 Oct 12, 2012
Today would have been Sean Barry's birthday. Finding this post after all of these years makes me so sad- and angry. Sean was cleared of all wrong-doing by the Massachusetts Ethics Committee- the same CANNOT be said for a certain member of the college board at the time of Sean's firing.
Sean was a brilliant and passionate man- a good friend to his good friends, a wonderful and insightful teacher, the funniest and best person to have around you under any circumstances. Addiction is not something that can be explained away in a few flippant sentences- and the heartbreaking loss of a beloved friend cannot be "gotten over" even with the passage of time. Sean was one of my closest friends and one of the people that I have loved the most in my life. Yes, we did abandon one another in the last months of his life- for many, many reasons that are too complex to explain or understand- and yes I regret every day that at that time I couldn't step outside of my own hurt and fear to be a better friend. I hope the person who wrote the comments about how Sean's friends are to blame for his death reads this sometime and enjoys the idea that he was right and has fun imagining all of the pain and sorrow that goes along with that sad fact. Congratulations.
Today would have been Sean's birthday. Happy Birthday, Doctor Barry. As you know, not one day goes by without my wishing that there was some deal I could broker with someone- anyone- to bring you back for a day. Thank you for the years you gave me and for all you taught me. Have a heavenly day!
Tim

Anaheim, CA

#31 Sep 11, 2013
Nancy wrote:
Today would have been Sean Barry's birthday. Finding this post after all of these years makes me so sad- and angry. Sean was cleared of all wrong-doing by the Massachusetts Ethics Committee- the same CANNOT be said for a certain member of the college board at the time of Sean's firing.
Sean was a brilliant and passionate man- a good friend to his good friends, a wonderful and insightful teacher, the funniest and best person to have around you under any circumstances. Addiction is not something that can be explained away in a few flippant sentences- and the heartbreaking loss of a beloved friend cannot be "gotten over" even with the passage of time. Sean was one of my closest friends and one of the people that I have loved the most in my life. Yes, we did abandon one another in the last months of his life- for many, many reasons that are too complex to explain or understand- and yes I regret every day that at that time I couldn't step outside of my own hurt and fear to be a better friend. I hope the person who wrote the comments about how Sean's friends are to blame for his death reads this sometime and enjoys the idea that he was right and has fun imagining all of the pain and sorrow that goes along with that sad fact. Congratulations.
Today would have been Sean's birthday. Happy Birthday, Doctor Barry. As you know, not one day goes by without my wishing that there was some deal I could broker with someone- anyone- to bring you back for a day. Thank you for the years you gave me and for all you taught me. Have a heavenly day!
A true Gentleman and wonderful smile and never made anyone feel terrible - he is missed and thought of often

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