Lawrence C. Barrett

December 27, 1942April 10, 2012

Lawrence C. Barrett 69, of Park Avenue, Keene, NH, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, following a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Keene, NH, December 27, 1942, the son of Marion L. (Smith) and Lawrence C. Barrett, Sr.

A lifelong resident of Keene, he was a 1960 graduate of Keene High School. Mr. Barrett started his work career as a vending machine distributor with Coca Cola Company. He later went to work as a machinist with the former Perkins Machine Company in Keene, and for 15 years with Tidland Corporation in Keene, retiring in 2006.

Mr. Barrett enjoyed going to area flea markets and buying and selling model trains. He was an avid Bruins fan. In his earlier years, he enjoyed watching the stock car racing at the Winchester (NH) Speedway and NASCAR. He was a volunteer at The Community Kitchen in Keene. He was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed meeting up with his friends at McDonalds. His favorite pastime however, was spending time with his family and his many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Paula L. (Keirstead) Barrett of Keene, three daughters; Suzanne Patnode, Lisa Barrett, Rhonda Lussier and her husband, Michael, all of Keene, four step-daughters; Peggy Higgins and her husband, Ron, of Keene, Laura Aivaliotis and her husband, Steven, of Winchester, NH, Pamela Strachan and her husband, Douglas, of Fishers, IN, Kelly Alessi and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Vernon, IN, four grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers; James Ross and his wife, Shirley, of Chesham, NH, Douglas Ross and his wife, Alice, of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, Beaver Street, Keene. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Foley Funeral Home.

The family requests, for those who wish, that donations be made in Mr. Barrett’s memory to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431.


  • Visitation Monday, April 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Christine Trombly

April 11, 2013

Papa, yesterday was hard thinking about how much our family has missed you. We think about you everyday and know that you're peaceful. I love you so much, papa, and always will. I know you'll always be here with me. We've been taking care of nana for you<3

Teri Knell-Levesque

April 9, 2013

Remembering you especially today as our hearts were torn apart just one year ago. Uncle Larry, we love and miss your kindness and humor. Please look after my Dad and Uncle are all in our hearts. Rest in peace until we all can be together again.

Christine Trombly

March 16, 2013

Nearing the day of April 10th it will be hard for my family and I to remember what a wonderful man we lost, almost one year ago. Papa, I miss you! Words can't describe how much you meant to our family. I think about you everyday and how you'd always make me laugh when you looked up at me from reading the paper, or when nana couldn't hear me and you'd make a funny face mocking her. I miss you, papa, and love you, always!

Geraldine Patnaude

December 29, 2012

Another class-mate to join the others in heaven. Larry was a fun loving guy, and I have many good memories of classes with him. May you rest in peace.

Nick Hardin

May 1, 2012

We who love the toy trains that Larry and you brought us will certainly miss him. I remember that he always gave the young folks a little more "off" and was always fair and generous. He was a wonderful man.
Nick Hardin, Vermont

Jon Brooks

April 27, 2012

I will forever miss Larry's bright smile and enthusiasm at the local train meets. Thanks for letting us train guys share him!

Douglas Strachan

April 17, 2012

Larry, We were friends at first and then became family. We spent 22 years together going on vactions and spending many Holidays together. Great times and many memories I will cherish forever. Always in our Hearts Doug, Pam, Kelsey and Kyle.

Nancy and Paul Leahy

April 17, 2012

Dear Paula,
Paul and I were so saddened to hear of Larrys passing. We will miss him and his smile and his wonderful sense of humor. You, Larry and your family are in our thoughts and Prayers.

April 17, 2012

Paula, Peggy, Laura, Pam and Kelly,
I have very fond memories of Larry from when he worked at Perkins with Mike. He always made me laugh, and I really appreciated his sense of humor. Though I have'nt seen him in a few years, I am going to miss him.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Keith Wright

D & G Kott

April 16, 2012

Paula - Larry will be missed greatly. He was a good friend and always lots of fun to be with. Hope you are doing OK, lots of family around is a big help. Please keep in touch.

Dolores and George Kott (Bloomington, IN)