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Volusia Memorial Funeral Home

4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL

OBITUARY

Barry P. Marotte

January 23, 1960February 26, 2020
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Barry P. Marotte, 60, of Port Orange, FL, and Lowell, MA, died early Wednesday morning, February 26, 2020, as the result of a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. Barry was born to Edgar and Lorraine Marotte in Lowell, MA, from where he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1981 and served 21 years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. After his retirement in 2002, Barry joined the Biloxi, MS, Police Department. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Barry relocated and joined the Port Orange, FL, Police Department, from where he retired as a detective.

Barry was a loving father to his two children, Kevin and Michelle, and a doting grandfather to Roman and Bryce. Not only having a profoundly positive influence on the lives of his children and grandchildren, he had a positive effect on most people who had the opportunity to meet him. He was a man who loved being the center of attention and just wanted to make everyone laugh and have a good time.

Barry was an avid motorcyclist and took many long distance trips to events such as the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, and his cousin’s wedding in Nova Scotia, Canada, and to visit friends and family throughout the country.

Barry is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lorraine Marotte. He is survived by his son, Kevin Marotte of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, his daughter, Michelle Marotte of Port Orange, FL, and his four brothers and their wives: William and Elizabeth Marotte of Deland, FL, Robert and Sandra Marotte of Franklin, NH, Bruce and Melissa Marotte of Dedham, MA, and Brian and Rachel-Marie Marotte of Memphis, TN. Barry is also survived by two grandsons, Roman Marotte, age 4, and Bryce Peacock, age 3, of Port Orange, FL, and thirteen nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home located at 4815 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32129, at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.VolusiaMemorialFuneral.com for the Marotte family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Ruben “Pineapple” Mesinas

March 7, 2020

Thank you Barry “Mudrat” for the great memories and friendship you bestowed on everyone you touched. Condolences to your family for the loss of their favorite patriarch. Your smile and awkward comments will forever be in stone within my memories of the great and dismal times we had during our tour in Korea. Hope the ville where you’re at now keeps you forever happy.

E mau ke hoʻomanaʻo ʻana a mau loa! (May your memories live on forever)

Aloha ‘oe Mudrat 🍍

Ronnie Butler

March 5, 2020

RIP Brother. We'll see you on the other side and remember our service together at Osan AB, Korea. Prayers for your Children and Grandchildren. You will be missed.

Daniel Basham

March 5, 2020

Imy condolences to your family. I served with Barry (Mudrat) in South Korea. He was a good man. The world is a lesser place with his passing.

Kimberly Kilpatrick

March 3, 2020

Barry is unforgettable. He had a way to make you spitting fire mad and then make you laugh in the same moment. I had the honor of working with Barry for his years at POPD. He never let an opportunity go by when he would crack a joke at your expense or even his own. As the fittest man in America he never called out sick, Palmer was always a joke not to be seen, and Barry the Barbarian was on the job but only when he came "back from Mississippi". The Patriots let him down the most when they began kneeling for the flag and Samuel Adams was there as a friend. Poker nights and parties were always a blast especially when the cake was smashed into the wall and on the floor. For being so perfect his imperfections made for lasting moments. Barry has made many memories during his time here with us and we will all cherish them forever.

My thoughts and prayers to Kevin, Michelle, Roman and Bryce. May you all know that your dad (grandpa) was loved dearly by his many friends and the memories he made will live on forever.

Paige Sangston

March 2, 2020

Barry always made me smile!

Racene Canale

March 1, 2020

Sending my condolences and wishing the family peace at this sad time and my sympathy very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another special angel. I will always remember the days when you were my security guard at the hospital. RIP my friend Racene.

Mark Neville

March 1, 2020

I served with Barry @ RAF Upper Heyford in the early 80's. Barry was down-to-earth and had a great sense of humor. Out of the two years I spent @ Heyford and counting the numerous people that passed thru Delta Flight during those two years...there are only a handful out of that group that I would sit down share a beer or war story with, and one of those would be Barry. RIP my friend. It was a pleasure serving with you in the UK and thanks for taking care of the troops on the ramp.

Hanna Trentacosta

March 1, 2020

Barry always made me laugh. I always told him if he were a cat, he would be Grumpy Cat. One day before he came into work, I taped dozens of pictures of Grump Cat on his desk and floor. At one Halloween party, he was wearing normal clothes. When asked why he didn't dress up, he said he did. He came as Sexy Grandpa! I enjoyed working with him at POPD. He was a great guy and worked harder than a lot of guys younger than him. My condolences to all of his family and friends. I am privileged to have known Barry and to have worked by his side. Rest in Peace Barry, you've earned it.

Rick Bergeron

February 29, 2020

I’m saddened by the sudden loss of Barry. We were stationed together in Korea in the mid-80s and kept in touch from time to time since then. We used to call him “Mudrat” because whenever the Koreans tried to pronounce his last name, it came out Mudrat. He took the name well. He and I would hang out early in the morning at a Dunkin Donuts on the 2nd floor looking over the bars in Songtan and talk motorcycles and politics. He was extraordinarily smart. My sincere condolences to his family. May God bless you and heal your hearts during this difficult time.

John Jakovenko

February 29, 2020

Barry, you were always a handful to supervise, but I knew if I needed something done or someone to be found. You were my go to officer. We just shared a laugh the other day at the range when you came in for sights for your Glock. I laughed and said, a Glock is a Glock and you were wasting your money. You told me it was your work weapon we laughed some more and then you were gone. Little did I know it would be the last time we would talk or see each other again. Dude, your gone way to soon and you will be missed by all who knew you. I guess now your going to have to get on Heavens Jeopardy Show and may you win. Enjoy your ride in the clouds and until we meet again.
John Jakovenko (aka) Jako

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