July 30, 1945October 7, 2021

HUGH A. BARRETT, age 76, of Englewood, Florida passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. HUGH was born July 30, 1945.

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Donna English

October 20, 2021

RIP Grampy, no words can describe how much I love you. We may not have talked every day and only seen each other a handful of times because of the distance but you were ALWAYS on my mind. I will forever cherish the memories of helping you out with your “science experiments”, you taking all of us kids on walks in the neighborhood and teaching us to always look out for cars and standing by the side of the road and waving to them when they pass, to swimming in your pool and playing on the trampoline out back, and than we can’t forget you giving all of us kids sugar cubes every time you had your coffee. Your house was the best growing up and it will always be one of my favorites. You were my go to person to talk about the Holocaust with and fill my head with all your knowledge. Just thinking about all that stuff kills me right now. I’m sitting here trying to find the last picture we all took together with the kids and I can not find it anywhere, I know I have it but my brain will not work right now. (I was able to find it later that day when I went to moms house, I was so happy!) I know you will visit me often in my dreams and I look forward to that. There is so much more to say but I will save that for another time. I will miss you oh so much 💔

Cassie Genawese

October 20, 2021

When I think of my grandfather, so many memories flood into my mind. If you knew my Grampy even just a little bit, you would know that he is basically a genius, a very humble one. Memories of all of us grandkids sneaking into your office to steal sugar cubes & use your Dremel to drill holes in all the things we weren't supposed too, and you never once complained about it. Memories of you in your chair in the library room, us grandkids bugging you and you cheerfully entertaining us. I think about how you loved poached eggs, about our walks with lily and Lucy on the scooters, I think about us swimming in your pool and making you and nana judge who had the best jumps into the pool. Memories of the mandalin that I so badly wanted wrapped up under the tree marked 'from nana and grampy' and how you so patiently worked with me on it. Life will always feel incomplete knowing that your gone, but I find great comfort in knowing you can now be with all of us at once -- never having to be in one place again.

Renee Lazlo

October 20, 2021

My first memory of my father, Hugh, (step father,I suppose would be correct, but I disliked that term because he was just my dad to me.) Is of me in Gloucester,MA as a very skiddish toddler meeting Hugh for the first time. He looked huge and intimidating to me. Long hair and beard.

Move forward 13 years and he became my night in shining armor. My protector. I quickly grew to admire, respect and love Hugh as a daughter loves a good father. He loved my children as his grandchildren and they love him as a Grampy. He taught me that marriage was a true commitment and to take care of your family, as he did.

I know the Lord will help my Mother through this with a bit of help from Hugh. She is a strong woman.

Hugh was a brilliant man who was loved by so many. Having to write about him in the past tense is the hardest thing I've ever wrote. With that being said, I hope to see you again, dad.

Elizabeth & Michael Graziano

October 16, 2021

Dearest Hugh, the fond and funny memories you shared with us over the last 40 years are true treasures in our minds.

May you find great peace in Gods House❤️🤗

Russ Hill

October 11, 2021

Dear Donna,
I was very sorry to hear about Hugh. He was my closest friend from the time I started school in Lyons in the 5th grade until he moved away to Gloucester the summer before our senior year of high school. Memories from those years together would fill a book. Hugh was the most unusual person I have ever known. He was adventurous, caring, talented, always smiling and upbeat. For most of us “Thinking outside the box” is a practice difficult to learn and apply. For Hugh it was automatic and unconscious. Hugh’s keen intellect combined with viewing everything from a unique perspective made him a natural inventor. I feel very fortunate to have known Hugh. He will be missed!
Russ Hill