Bruce-Barnett-Obituary

Bruce B. Barnett

Dorchester, Massachusetts

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BARNETT, Bruce B. Of Dorchester, October 15, 2010. Beloved son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Sullivan) Barnett. Loving brother of Noralie C. Barnett of Dorchester, Dorothy M. Keller and her husband Michael of Brighton and the late Lisa Barnett and her partner Melissa Scott of Portsmouth, NH....

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Life is so fragile. It seems like only yesterday I was a child playing with my cousin Bruce. We were the same age. He was gentle, kind and very intelligent. He had a deep knowledgable voice even as a child. Nothing made him happier than his Civil War enactments with his toy soldiers. He also loved scouting. It makes me smile when I read about students who were afraid of him. Bruce was gentle and kind. His beard made him look older and scarier than he ever could have been. I think of you often...

Mr. Barnett was the finest teacher I ever had - period.

On the very first day of 6th grade Mr. Barnett had us take out our notebooks and write one sentence at the very top.At my young age it meant very little to me.In retrospect it was the most profound sentence that has guided me through life.I have told the story of Mr. Barnetts sentence MANY times since that day.I whisper it inside my head alot."Organization is the key to succes".Thank you Mr. Barnett for providing me a sentence to live by.
He was such a gift to each one of...

I remember growing up with in the WPS and always being scared to death of Mr. Barnett as he walked the halls with his students...straight single filed line!

My year came and I had the pleasure to be one of Mr. Barnett's students. He was one of my all time favorite teachers while in the WPS. He alwyas brought out the best in his students and made them strive for more than what we knew we could do!!!

He will be sadly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family...

I just want to say that Mr. Barnett was my 5th grade teacher at the Roderick Elementary School in Wrentham, and though at times he was a little intimidating, he was one of the best teachers I've ever had!! I believe that any child who had him for their teacher will agree, that he is definetly "Unforgetable"! May you rest in peace Mr. Barnett...you will be missed.

I fondly remember the Civil War lessons team-taught by Mr. Barnett and Mr. Brown. Though many years have passed, the memory of sketching dozens of battlefield maps in those little composition books is as vivid as if yesterday. Thank you for making the fifth grade special. Rest in peace.

Mr. Barnett was my teacher of all time. I still can remember everything he taught me about the Civil War in 1989. He had a way of capitvating my entire class. You will never be forgotten..!

Mr. Barnett was the greatest teacher I have ever had. He will be missed by all.

Mr. Barnett instilled a love for history that stayed with me all my life. He was larger than life in many ways, and one of the 2 or 3 greatest and most memorable teachers I ever had. Rest in peace.