William Barrett, Sr.

Obituary of William Barrett, Sr.

William John (Bill) Barrett passed away peacefully at the River Glen Health Center in Southbury, CT on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was 93 years old. Born in South Norwalk, CT to the late John J. and Viola Bloom Barrett in 1924, he resided in Norwalk, Trumbull, Darien, CT and South Salem, NY before retiring to Southbury over thirty years ago. Bill was a member of the 3704th Army Air Force Base Unit of the U.S. Army Air Forces Training Command in World War II, serving from 1943 and 1946. He co-owned a roofing business and worked as a construction foreman, but his true passions were History, Antiquities and Science. In his later years, he was a self-taught and published mineralogist specializing in the Geology of western Connecticut. He loved sports cars, boats, and motorcycles and in his youth was a semi-professional ice skater. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Grace Bogen-Barrett, son Robert Barrett of Brooklyn, NY, son William Barrett Jr and wife Aimee Barrett of Yonkers, NY, Stepson Jeffrey Bogen and wife Ali Saccone of Seattle, WA, Stepson Kenneth Bogen and wife Deborah Rose of Walnut Creek, CA, and Grandchildren Dylan and Kelley Barrett, and Ben and Miranda Bogan. A memorial service will be held at Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford, CT on Friday April 20th at 12:00PM.