Clifford J. Barrett – Burlington
|February 6, 2013||Filled under Obituaries, Our Town||
Clifford J. Barrett, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Starr Farm Nursing Center. He was born on June 13, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of William A. and Sarah T. (O’Connor) Barrett. He entered the U.S. Army in Oct. 1944 at the age of 18, serving in the Rainbow Division, 42nd Infantry. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and was with the troops when they entered and liberated the concentration camp at Dachau on April 29, 1945. Following his honorable discharge, he worked briefly as a printer for a New York printing firm and, for many years, as a reader for Burrell Press Clipping Service in Livingston, N.J. In 1970, he married the former Claire Rondeau, and they lived in West Orange, N.J. until she passed away in 1999. He was active in his New York and New Jersey communities, speaking to school groups and community organizations of his experience as a witness to the Holocaust. From 2002 to 2009, he resided in Warwick, R.I. Among his survivors is his sister-in-law, Kathleen Barrett of Shelburne. His family wishes to thank the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center for their care and friendship during his residence since 2009. He was loved and appreciated by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 7 p.m., during visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Interment, with military honors, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Anne’s Cemetery in Cranston, R.I.