OBITUARY

Harry Edward Barrett III

3 December , 19629 May , 2019

Harry Edward Barrett III, of Glastonbury passed away on May 9, 2019. Harry was born in Hartford on December 3, 1962. Harry was a devoted and loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend to everyone. Married to his best friend Angel for 34 years, Harry and Angel found the greatest pleasure in raising their 4 precious children, Jessica, Harry IV, Joshua and Brandon. In recent years Harry most enjoyed and was blessed to be “Papa” to his precious grandchildren Harry V and Aubry. A Hartford Firefighter for more than 30 years, Harry used his career to help others, as he did in his personal life. Harry was always willing to help out anyone he could. His impact on those who were privileged enough to be in his presence was immense. Some of his favorite joys included watching his beautiful girl Jessica marry her love and grow into a beautiful and caring woman, following in the footsteps of her mother. He enjoyed a project with his buddy & eldest son Harry, who he was so proud of. He truly enjoyed the simple pleasures in life: golfing and softball with another favorite son and sports pal, Josh. Harry’s “best buddy”, son Brandon, was his perfect movie companion and completed his family perfectly. Harry relished time with friends & family, tackling a project with his “chosen brother” (in law) Joe, activities with his brothers and sisters, trips to Lake George, time in Florida, and of course his Red Sox. He is preceded in death by his father Harry Edward Barrett Jr., stepfather John Griffin, and mother-in-law Joyce Tarantino. He is survived by his beloved bride, Angela (Tarantino), and his prides and joy who will forever miss his presence in their life; his daughter Jessica (Justin) McMillen of San Diego, three sons Harry Edward Barrett IV and partner Thera, Joshua (Brittany) Barrett, & Brandon Barrett all of Glastonbury, two precious grandchildren, Harry Barrett & Aubry Barrett and their mother Danielle Sica, his dear mother Joyce (Vyskocil) Griffin, brothers and sisters; Darlene (Earl) Degray, Catherine (Clayton) Theriault, Susan Fogarty, Kevin Barrett, Sean (Matilda) Barrett, special uncle and aunt, Bob and Lenore Vyskocil. along with his father-in-law and his wife, Angelo and Sue Tarantino, and many “in-law” brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, too many to mention. A Prayer Service and Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Glastonbury Boathouse, 252 Welles Street, Glastonbury. Come celebrate Harry, in your favorite sports jersey or whatever attire that makes you feel great, as he would have liked. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of cut flowers, potted plants or a donation to the Honor Wellness Program of the Hartford Police Department - https://www.honorwellness.org/board-member-Theresa.html - would be welcome. The D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life @ Glastonbury Boathouse Thursday, 16 May , 2019

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Denise Caye

4 June 2019

Dear Angel, I am so sorry for your loss. I completely understand what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Rick Kureczka

18 May 2019

So sorry to hear of your pasting, I know I have not seen you in over 4 years since I retired. But for the 7 years we all worked together on TAC 2 with you , Me, Eddie Pop, Jack Phelan, Ray Guzman we had some great times and laughs and some meal that were not edible aka Chief Jack. Those are the times I will always remember... Rick

Gregory Kane

16 May 2019

Always carry the intention of peace, love, and harmony in your heart, prayers and strength to heal the hearts of the family and friends involved, so sorry for your loss.

Joan Tarantino

15 May 2019

Angel thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Harry was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed talking with him when we saw you and him.

Keep your memories close❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love, Joan

MICHAEL QUENO

15 May 2019

We shared many great moments together in and out of the firehouse. I still laugh about things we did to Skeeter AKA Joe Z. You were always there for me when I needed you and I will miss you dearly. I will never forget you. I love you my friend!!!

Mike & Cheryl Scanlon

15 May 2019

So sorry to hear Harry was a wonderful guy We always enjoyed his humor and his company We will pray for his family at this difficult time
Love Mike and Cheryl Scanlon

Steve DeLuca

14 May 2019

Phil Misata and family, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your relatives in this difficult time. May Harry rest in peace.

You work family.

Marilyn Haney

14 May 2019

TO: Angel and Kevin & Susan, Jordan & Skye, John & Mike Griff and all of the Barrett family - My heart aches for you all as you attempt to handle the loss of Harry - he was such a great guy, loved by so many. At such a difficult time, I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. I hope as your family gathers, you'll cherish the happy memories that you shared with him and for a moment he will live again in your hearts. I know it doesn't seem like the day will ever come when you can smile again, but it will--You'll remember him and smile & laugh, thinking of a funny joke he told or something silly he did.... Every day will get a little better. You will get through this --the saying, "time heals all wounds" really is so very true. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace & Love - Marilyn Haney

Laura Ruggiero

14 May 2019

Angela, Jessica, Harry, Josh and Brandon,
We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Harry was always so friendly to us whether it be when dropping of our daughters at each other's houses or more recently at the gym or running into each other at a store, he always asked us how we were doing. Just a couple of weeks ago at the gym I heard at least 3 people on treadmills call out "Hi Harry", he had that affect on people. We will miss seeing him.

Harry,
I hope you are at peace, you deserve it.

Love, Luke and Laura Ruggiero

Michael and Kathy Morton

14 May 2019

Dear Angel and family, we are so profoundly sorry for your loss. I ran into Harry a week or so ago he was asking about Patrick and I about Josh he was so happy for Josh and his fiancée. Brought back such a flood of wonderful memories of our baseball family, our trips to Puerto Rico and Florida. The best part of all those night games during the summer was the the company of families like yours. Harry was a great guy and will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY