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John J Barrett

AGE: 84 • Wall

Jack Barrett, age 84, died peacefully at home Monday morning February 6, 2017, surrounded by his family. Jack was born in 1932 and grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

He graduated from Seward Park High School in 1950 and in 1951 Jack joined the Navy during the Korean War and continued to serve until his honorable discharge in 1955.

After leaving the military Jack began his career on the railroad starting with the Pennsylvania railroad in 1956. Referred to as JJ by his co-workers and regular commuters - he spent most of his career working the 5:17 out of NY before finally retiring from Amtrak in 1994.

Jack leaves behind his wife of 58 years Mary; three children, Jack and wife Carolyn from Flemington, NJ, Cathy and husband Ed from Lynbrook, L.I., Bill and wife Jolanta from Red Bank, NJ and three grandchildren Jessica, John and Ed.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. Committal with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

To send condolences please go to www.obrienfuneral home.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 7, 2017
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