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“Janet, Judy and Family - Tim and I live in Dunedin, Florida, and were told of your Dad's passing by friends from my teaching days. We send our love...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Dorie Brown

“Megan - my prayers are with you and your family - as we find ourselves in a very similar situation. May God grant his peace upon you. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Chris Kling

“Janet - you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Lisa Newton ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: lisa newton

“Dear Grace, Terry and family:We are in Florida and just read about the passing of your loved one. My memories will always be of him at Sunday mass...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Myra and Phil Finger

“Judy, Lauren & Gracie: Sorry to hear about the passing of such a loving and supportive part of your lives. Thinking of you fondly,Lois & Jim ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Lois & Jim Kinney

“Meaghan , Terry & Judy & Family , I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy. I am so amazed at how humble a man he was . He...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Yasevac

“Paul will be missed greatly by all of us at the MGCA where we all summered together. May GOD bless and keep Paul for the rest of time. Larry...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Larry Fisher

“Dear Grace and family:I am one of several "old timer" IBM retirees who worked for Paul in the '70s and '80s. Paul was truly the "patriarch" of our...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Paul Silagi

“Peter and your family-- So very sorry to hear of your father's passing. We will pray for all of you at this time of sorrow. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Santacroce and family

“Ned was my very good friend. We shared our good times and bad times with cheers and tears. We kept in touch regularly, regardless of where we lived...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Ted Baledes - New Smyrna beach, FL

“Dear Grace: We just learned today of Pauls passing & want to extend our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Paul was more than a...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Joanne & Joe Sterlein

“Dear Grace and family. Paul was one of a kind who gave it his all to make the whole IBM team successful. Paul's leadership impacted so many people....Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Ron and Mary Lundberg

“TB, Tarra, Shay & Bohan & Barrett Family please know we are so deeply sorry for the lose of your father & poppa. Please know you are in...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Michael&Annie Pasqualini

“Dear Grace & Family: Peter & I are out of town and we just were made aware of Paul's passing. He was not only a great neighbor but a total...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Concelmo

“My deepest condolences to the Barrett clan, I remember Ned as the Captain of that big ol' wooden cabin cruiser, I was pretty young but remember...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Franny Regan - Indialantic, FL

“Not everyone is lucky enough to have a cousin like NedBarrett. Ned was the best and kindest of men, and I revere his memory. He had many gifts and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Beverly Chieffo

“Great man. He will be missed. George and Nanci Martin and family. Blessings to the family. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: George Martin

“To Grace, Pete, Jean, Judy, Janet, Megan, Brian, Terry & Tara and all of Ned's grandchildren: Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Ned was...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy DeMarseilles

“Dear Mrs. Barrett, Megan and Terry, My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I won't forget all those great memories watching the Memorial...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Monica Dornfeld e

“To all of the Barrett family- I was shocked and saddened tonight, to read this, though I knew he was ill. To his kids- I think of your entire family...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Beach

“Paul Barrett was an outstanding person in every respect: loyal, devoted, caring, appreciative, generous, honest to the core: family church,...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Joseph T. Brophy

“Paul Barrett was an outstanding person in every respect: loyal, devoted, caring, appreciative, generous, honest to the core: family church,...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Joseph T. Brophy

“Mr. Barrett was always the man who put you first. My memories of Paul will be of him asking about my family, my life, my goals. It was never about...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Sean Deveau - Guilford, CT

“To Courtney and family I am so sorry for your loss, it is clear that all of you loved him very much and he was/is loved. He knows that and is at...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Jackie - New Haven, CT

“To Meg and her family..I'm so very sorry for your loss. In the days ahead may you find peace in knowing what a wonderful man your dad was. My...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Monique Wegener Nemarich

“Paul Barrett was an outstanding person in every respect: loyal, devoted, caring, appreciative, generous, honest to the core; family, church,...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: joseph brophy - sunapee, NH


Paul Edward "Ned" Barrett, Sr., 83, beloved husband of Grace Walsh Barrett of Branford, died January 30, 2013 at Connecticut Hospice after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born July 16, 1929 in Exeter, PA, son of the late Paul and Mary Brann Barrett. Paul was a 1947 graduate of Ansonia High School, and attended Southern Connecticut for one year, before transferring to the University of Connecticut, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1952. Hired immediately upon graduation by International Business Machines, Paul first served in the Korean War where he worked in Intelligence at his post in Germany. In 1954, he returned to IBM where he excelled in sales for 30 years before going on to be an Executive Vice-President at The Travelers Insurance Company, retiring in 1994. Paul was a resident of Branford for the past 50 years. A communicant of St. Mary Church, he was an active volunteer with the Branford Food Council, serving on their Board of Directors. For many years, he was a member of the Branford Elk's Lodge #1939, where he was elected Volunteer of the Year in 2001 and Irishman of the Year in 2006. Knowing of his wife's cherished memories of her childhood summers at Mansfield Grove, East Haven, he bought a cottage next to her parents' (the late Jerome and Julia Grace Casey Walsh), and for 45 years enjoyed boating and fishing while raising his children at this summer community. Paul was also a member of the Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club, and after his retirement, he and his wife wintered at The Villages in Florida. Paul's most cherished memories, however, took place at the family retreat he created in Otis, MA. Otis held a very special place in his heart. Paul will be remembered for his fierce loyalty, keen intellect, intense work ethic and generous heart. Both professionally and personally, he was a mentor and friend to many. Paul took great pride in his Irish heritage, and was known for his ready laugh and talent for spinning a riveting tale. His passion for knowledge was pursued as he and his wife enjoyed a life filled with travel, both across this country, and throughout many others. Paul was an avid reader, enjoyed golf and crossword puzzles, and at the age of 60, took up running. With his typical zeal, Paul went on to compete nine marathons, including two in Hawaii, two in Dublin, the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D. C., and the grueling Boston Marathon. Whatever Paul put his mind to; his energy and determination were inspiring. Besides his cherished wife of 60 years, Paul is survived by his children, Peter (Jean) Barrett of Guilford; Judy Barrett, Janet Barrett, Megan Barrett Cunningham (Brian), and Terry Barrett (Tara), all of Branford; his sisters Mary Joy Barrett Walsh and Anne (Walter) Belske. His 17 grandchildren, Courtney, Paul III, Connor, Kate, Maggie, Michael, J. P., Lauren, Grace, Peter, Kyle, Maeve, Casey, Bridget, Shay, Bohan, and Samantha, will dearly miss their Poppa. Paul was predeceased by his son Paul Edward Barrett, Jr. and his granddaughter Caroline Barrett, as well as by his sister Joan (Richard) Dube and brothers-in-law William (Doris) Keish and Donald Walsh. His many nieces and nephews will forever miss their Uncle Ned. All who knew him knew that nothing was more precious to Paul than his wife and family. The Barrett's express their deep gratitude to the ALS Association; the Veterans Administration; and the entire caring community of CT Hospice. His funeral will leave the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, Monday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Branford at 10:00. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 3 – 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 1050, Washington, D. C. 20005, or the Leukemia Foundation, 3520 Lake Ave., Suite 202, Wilmette, IL 60091-1064.

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