Maurice J. Barrett
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NEWARK: Graveside services for Maurice J. Barrett, 96, of Newark will be held at Newark Memorial Gardens, 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 14, 2013 with Fr. Jonathan Wilson as celebrant and military honors provided by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Maurice died at the Chestnut House on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. He was born in Newark, Ohio on July 19, 1917 to the late Morris and Ethel (Parsons) Barrett.
Maurice was a United States Army WWII Veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars. He was retired from B & L Motor Freight where he worked for over 30 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a member of the American Legion Post 85, VFW, and the Newark Druids where he was also a member of their bowling team.
He is survived by his sons, Gerald and Frieda Barrett of Newark, Stephen and Theresa Barrett of St. Louisville, and Dennis and Sandra Barrett of Newark; his daughters and son-in-law, Molly and Richard Widdis of Fort Myers, Florida, and Carol Carlisle of Newark; 20 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Maurice was preceded in death by his wife Katherine (Ruton) Barrett; 5 brothers; and 3 sisters.
Friends and family may call from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the REED-EGAN FUNERAL HOME, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.
To share your memory of Maurice or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.reedegan.com.
Published in the Advocate on Nov. 13, 2013