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Raymond Patrick Barrett

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BARRETT, Raymond Patrick

Raymond Patrick Barrett, 72, of Rocky Hill died Monday (December 1, 2003). Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Melley) Barrett, he was raised in New Britain and was a member of the Gas House Gang before moving to Rocky Hill. He was employed by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford for 30 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the New Britain V.F.W., the Irish American Club in Glastonbury, Past President of the Rocky Hill Lions Club and the Rocky Hill Senior Housing Authority. Mr. Barrett was very active in local politics and was a member of the Rocky Hill Democratic Town Committee. In the early 1990's Mr. Barrett received the distinguished "Melvin Jones Award" from the International Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Honor Guard in Washington D.C. at the tomb of the unknown soldier. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Margaret and Neill O'Hagan of Rocky Hill; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Anita Barrett of West Springfield, MA, and John "Jack" and June Barrett of Rocky Hill; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen and Francis Lux of Plainville, Maureen and Howard Reeves of Enfield, and Kathleen and George Krar of Suffield; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Barrett and a sister, Barbara Barrett. He is also survived by Bridget Barrett of Plant City, FL. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. from the Guiliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook St., Rocky Hill followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Rocky Hill. Interment will follow in Center Cemetery, Rocky Hill, with full military honors. Friends are invited to the funeral home, TODAY from 4-8 p.m. Lions Club members will meet at the funeral home for a Lions Memorial Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the Rocky Hill Lions Club, c/o President Murray W. Lichtner, 20 School Street, Apt. #25, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 3, 2003
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