BOSCAWEN – Edwin "Ted" Barrett, 77, died Friday, May 23, at Concord Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.
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Ted was born in Concord to Edwin W. and Lillian (Miller) Barrett and grew up in the Boscawen-Penacook area, graduating from Penacook High School with the Class of 1954.
Ted fought in the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army. After service he returned to Boscawen, where he and his wife, Beverly, raised their family. He worked for Hoyt Electric in Penacook as a factory foreman for many years until his retirement in 2007.
In his free time Ted was an avid golfer enjoying many courses around New Hampshire over the years, in the winter he enjoyed bowling in the senior league at Boutwell's Bowling Center in Concord. He also enjoyed the time spent with grandchildren, family and friends.
Ted was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Barrett; a daughter, Jennifer Parent, in 2013; and a son-in-law, Richard Yetton.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Beverly (Merchant) Barrett of Boscawen; his three daughters, Tracey Yetton of Webster, Susan Belliveau and her husband, Richard, of Webster, and Heather Barrett of Boscawen; his son in-law Jeff Parent of Hancock; his grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Jerrid, Jeremy Parent, and Lindsey and Nathan Yetton; a great-grandchild, Jullian; three sisters, Nancy Brochu of Penacook, Lillian Cilley of Concord, Brenda Beaudet of Florida; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St. Penacook. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will immediately follow with military honors at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Pastor Terry Donovan Odell will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to
-New Hampshire, 2 Wall St., Manchester 03101, or donateheart.org.
Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home
42 Washington Street
Penacook, NH 03303
Published in The Concord Monitor on May 26, 2014