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Roy Barrett, age 90, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 07, 2013, survived by his family. Beloved husband of Felsa Piccioli Barrett, Roy was born in Bridgeport on September 13, 1922 and was the son of the late John and Ruth Barrett. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II , Roy served in France and Germany with Company C of the 121 Infantry Regiment. He earned Marksman Rifle, First Class Gunner and Combat Infantryman badges and was awarded a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Cross, and 3 Bronze Stars. Before his retirement, Roy worked for many years at Dictaphone Corporation in Bridgeport and later, at Dupont and Fairprene in Fairfield. Roy loved his country, his family, the Detroit Tigers, Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, and derived great satisfaction from working on his emerald-green velvet lawn. He will be lovingly remembered as a good, hard-working man- son, brother, husband, father and "Poppy" to six grandchildren. Survivors, in addition to his beloved wife of 65 years, include three children: Jill Maureen Ross and her husband, Lee Ganim, of Trumbull; Jack Curtis Barrett and his wife Mary, of Trumbull; and Jeri Dominic Barrett and his wife MaryAnn, of Easton. He is also survived by six beloved grandchildren; Kimberly Ross, Kelly Barrett, Ryan Ross, Shannon Barrett, Meghan Barrett and Rebecca Barrett. In addition, Roy is survived by his sisters, Josephine Barrett and Ada Barrett DeSantie, and his brother, Richard Barrett and wife Virginia, all of Fairfield. He was predeceased by his brother, John Barrett, of Fairfield. Roy is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home 2496 North Ave., Bridgeport, CT Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Assumption Church in Fairfield. Burial will be with Full Military Honors in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. On-line condolences my be sent to: www.larsonfh.com
Published in Connecticut Post from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013