James Barrett

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James Barrett

Col. James Brendan Barrett, 88, a retired Marine Corps colonel and former bank executive, died December 11 on Hilton Head Island, SC of natural causes. He was born December 22, 1922, in New York City to John T. and Johanna Moynihan Barrett and attended schools there until leaving college during World War II to serve as an officer with the Marines in the South Pacific, Okinawa and North China. After his discharge he returned to Manhattan College and earned a degree in civil engineering, after which he worked as a construction field engineer in Venezuela. He subsequently attended Harvard Business School, graduating with an MBA in 1951 and returning to active duty with the Marines was wounded in action as a rifle company commander in Korea. After convalescing in Japan, he became a career infantry officer, serving in Frankfurt, Germany, and Paris, France, on the staff of the U.S. Commander in Chief, Europe; in Yokosuka, Japan, on the staff of Commander Naval Forces, Far East; teaching at Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, VA; and serving with troops in various locations in the Far East. In 1953, he married Anne Kaufman Good, a Marine widow residing in Alexandria, VA, where they established several homes during his tours in the Quantico and Washington areas. When assigned to the National Security Agency in Maryland, Col. Barrett moved to Annapolis, where he was to reside over 30 years. He retired in 1970 and later joined Maryland National Bank of Baltimore as a trust officer, retiring again in 1988 as vice-president. He and his wife were avid world travelers and he was active in volunteer affairs in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas. His wife preceded him in death in 1998; a year later he moved to Hilton Head Island, SC. He is survived by a son, Christopher B. Barrett, of Ithaca, NY;a stepson, R. Fletcher Good IV, of Elkin, NC; a stepdaughter, Roxanne Good Powell, of Crofton; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The , www.heart.org The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.islandfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Capital on Dec. 17, 2011
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