Jeremiah Jerry F. Barker

July 6, 1954November 9, 2011

BARKER, Jeremiah F. “Jerry” of Norwood, Nov. 9, 2011. Beloved son of the late Alfred J. and Pauline E. (Wilford) Barker. Loving brother of Paul A. Barker of Norwood and loving twin brother of Mary–Alice and Carl Waldrop of Norwood. Funeral from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rt. 1A), NORWOOD Tues. Nov. 15 at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norwood at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment Highland Cemetery, Norwood. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home, Mon. Nov. 14, 4-8 PM. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to Circle of Hope, 24 Myrtle St., Norwood, MA 02062. Late teacher, Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton and late Comptroller, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


  • Visitation Monday, November 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jeremiah Jerry F. Barker

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Lynne (Reinhalter) Bongette

November 22, 2011

Mr Barker was a gifted teacher who taught me to think and to question (in Ethics class) all with an amazing humorous spirit that I will never forget!
My deepest sympathy to his family and close friends.
Member of the CSHS class of 1986

Karen LaVita

November 21, 2011

Jerry ... What will i do without my partner in crime? Paul and Mary-Alice, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jerry you will always have a special place in my heart. Until we meet again, rest in peace my friend! xo

Christina DiIorio-Sterling

November 18, 2011

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Barker - I have fond, fond memories of him at Cardinal Spellman High School. I know that he had a positive impact on so many students and will be missed.

Kristine Drea (CSHS '87, Comptroller's Office, Friend)

November 18, 2011

rest in peace jeremiah ... you will forever be missed, but never forgotten.

Julie (Yeomans)Grady

November 17, 2011

Best homeroom ever Class of 91 !! You will be remembered fondly.

Jill Akins

November 16, 2011

Mr. Barker, I never had you for a teacher, but remember you fondly. You always had a smile for all students and a wonderful sense of humor. Rest in peace.

Marc Zeoli

November 16, 2011

Mr. Barker was a great teacher during my time at Cardinal Spellman. It is such a shock to learn of his passing. His sense of humor, passion for teaching, and his lessons will never be forgotten.
My deepest condolences to the Barker family during this time.

CSHS class of 1992

John Kearney

November 16, 2011

Jerry - very sorry to hear of your passing - you were one of those fun-loving, free-spirited people who made it a pleasure to teach at Spellman back in the 80's - lots of great laughs !!

Dave Doherty

November 16, 2011

I had Mr. Barker at Cardinal Spellman High School back in the 80's and I remember him challenging us all to think. He definitely had a big impact on getting me to be more open-minded and tolerant. Thank you for that.

Mark Deegan

November 16, 2011

Mr. Barker,

You delivered History and Ethics with humor and intelligence and taught so many of us how to think for ourselves and what issues were of true importance. With your example and the example of other great teachers I had, it was an easy decision to become a teacher myself. You are missed.

CSHS Class of 1988