Joseph Barrett

Obituary of Joseph John Barrett

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Joseph J. Barrett, age 93, of Egg Harbor Township, passed away on March 21, 2022. He was born and raised in Atlantic City. He was a decorated World War II Veteran in the US Army Special Services Branch, where he entertained the soldiers throughout Europe. He started studying the clarinet at 11 years old and later attended the 20th century School of Music in Philadelphia. In 2009 he was presented with the Jazz Master Lifetime Achievement Award from the Somers Point Jazz Society. He performed with major artists throughout the years and in 2012 he published CD "Memories of You." In addition to his music career, he worked as an IBEW union electrician local 211/351 for over 40 years. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Jennie, brother and sister, Jim and Jennie, his first wife, Edith, son, John J. Barrett, stepson, David Bariss, and his beloved pet, Katrina. He is survived by his wife, Sonya, son, Joseph S. Barrett, stepchildren, Beth (Doug) and Steve (Marlena), five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. In addition, many magnificent close friends... just to name a few, Kathy Marino, George Mesterhazy, Jack Melton, Bob Shomo, Jim and Mary Hayes, Jim and Linda Conroy, Russ Miller. Additionally, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Thursday, March 24th 6-8pm at Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home, 304 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Services and burial will be held privately.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Middleton-Stroble & Zale Funeral Home
304 Shore Road
Somers Point, New Jersey, United States
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