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“The kindest person I have ever known. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Anne - Westlake, OH

“Uncle Joe...such a really nice guy...always so happy...never remember seeing him without a smile. He will be missed in a big way. So very sorry for...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dan Barrett (aka Danny) - Hume, VA

“Joe's contagious smile and winning personality brought joy wherever he went. A wonderful man. He will be missed. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Doug and Terry Roof - Brecksville, OH

“Mrs. Barrett, Cathie, Doug, Lauren, and Brendan, We are so sorry for your loss of Joe. He was a great person, father, and husband. He will be...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Brian, Cheryl, McKenna, Mallory, and Hailey Roof - OH

“We will always remember Joe's never-failing good humor, smile and cheerful demeanor. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marcia & Marv Gisser - OH

“If anyone could make Cleveland fun it was Uncle Joe. Joe and Jean and all the kids were the grand highlight of any family visit. Thank you for your...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Barrett - Chapel Hill, NC

“Sorry to hear about your loss. Joe was a friend and a good insurance agent. I enjoyed calling on Joe at the office. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dennis Manzella - Canton, OH


JOSEPH F. BARRETT. Beloved husband of Mary Jean (nee Fergus) for 52 years. Passed away peacefully on April 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. Loving father of Ellen Gisser (Jeffrey), Jean Marie Stanca (Peter), Anne M., Catharine Roof (Douglas) and William J. (Mary L.). Dear Grandfather of Cate Gisser, John Gisser, Joey Stanca, Trevor Stanca, Brendan Roof, Lauren Roof, Connor F. Barrett and Colleen Barrett. Son of the late James and Mary (nee Forrey) Barrett. Brother of the late Michael (wife Helen C.), John (wife Joan), Ann McCafferty (surviving husband Owen J.), Edward (surviving wife Ann) and James (wife Mary). Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Doctors Matthew M. Cooney and Charles J. Nock for their compassionate care. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd., Tuesday, April 10 at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE RD., (WEST OF COLUMBIA RD.) MONDAY 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 or Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116.