Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Cheryl T Barrett

August 16, 1951May 10, 2020

Cheryl Theresa Barrett of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 10,

2020. She was born on August 16, 1951 and grew up in Paterson, NJ. Cheryl attended John F.

Kennedy High School and upon graduation she enrolled in Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. She moved down to Barnegat, NJ and started a family. She was a Professional Assistant at Southern Regional School District. Cheryl was in charge of Southern’s well known scholarship program for 15 years. During her time at the helm, she was successful at fundraising millions of dollars that went to the graduating students of Southern to further their education. Her legacy will be carried on by her children and grandchildren who were her whole world. When it comes to family, nothing was more important to Cheryl. Cheryl is survived by her son Richard Trapanese and wife Jeanne, her two grandchildren Ricky and Jordyn, daughter Victoria Hannum and husband Richard, two granddaughters Reilynn and Olivia, her son Robert Barrett and fiancé Catherine, grandchildren Caden, Cuinn and Cuade, along with many cousins, aunts and uncles. She is predeceased by her father and mother Robert and Theresa Ferguson, sister Marilyn Ferguson, daughter Nicole Trapanese and husband Raymond Barrett. Viewing to be held at Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home on Friday May 15, 2020. 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Due to Covid-19, the viewing will be private. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date for family and friends to attend. Viewing hours from 10am-12 Burial at Saint Mary’s cemetery 1pm ​


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


Cheryl T Barrett

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Margaret Laratta

May 13, 2020

So Very Sorry about your Mom, she was a special Lady and a joy to work with at Allstate. My heart goes out to you and your Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Margie Laratta

Johanna McConnell

May 12, 2020

Always kind and sweet no matter what...in spite of circumstances that she couldn't control. My heart truly breaks for this news and for her family. You never get over losing a mom, you only learn to live with it.

Johanna McConnell


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