James J. Barrett Jr., 82, of Trucksville, formerly of Long Pond, died Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late James and Emma Nicolodi Barrett, he was a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School, Plymouth, Class of 1947.
During his lifetime he was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Corp., Hagerstown, Md.; Kanarr Corp., Wilkes-Barre; Valley Brook Machine Tool Corp., Long Valley, N.J.; and Cooks Pharmacy, Dallas.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Betty Garey; sons, James III, Edward, Phillip and Thomas Barrett; and daughter, Linda Cooper Barrett.
Surviving are sons, Michael (Natalie), Marshalls Creek; Richard (Corinne), Pittston; and Paul (Alice), West Wyoming; daughters, Deborah Barrett, Hellertown; Cathy (James) Murphy, Trucksville; Mary (Bernard) Olszyk, Beaumont; and Amy (Ian) Anthony, Chandler, Ariz.; brothers, John Barrett, Lee Park; Charles Barrett, Forest Hills, Md.; and Edward Barrett, San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Maureen Morgan, Wilkes-Barre; and Anne Maher, Swoyersville; 18 grandchildren and 18 great–grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Willow Street, Plymouth, the Rev. Robert J. Kelleher officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.