James J. Barrett Jr.

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Nov. 2, 2012

James J. Barrett Jr., 82, Trucksville, formerly of Long Pond, died Friday, evening, Nov. 2, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was 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 Corporation, Hagerstown, Md.; Kanarr Corp., Wilkes-Barre; Valley Brook Machine Tool Corp., Long Valley, N.J.; and Cook's 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, Pa.; Cathy ( James) Murphy, Trucksville; Mary (Bernard) Olszyk, Beaumont, and Amy (Ian) Anthony, Chandler, Ariz.; brothers, John Barrett, Lee Park; Charles Barrett, Forest Hills, Md.; Edward Barrett, San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Maureen Morgan, Wilkes-Barre, and Anne Maher, Swoyersville; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30a.m. from the 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, with the Rev. Robert J. Kelleher officiating. Interment will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Wyoming.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.


Published in Times Leader on Nov. 6, 2012
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