Goble Funeral Home

22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ


Joseph T. Barrett

July 27, 1953October 17, 2019

Joseph T. Barrett, 66, passed away on October 17, 2019.

Joseph was a 1972 graduate from Parsippany Hills High School and a Volunteer Firemen at District 6 in Parsippany through the mid 70’s. He was a Former President of the Holy Name Society and Eucharist Minister at St. Thomas of Aquin Catholic Church in Ogdensburg. Joe coached basketball and baseball for the ORA, and baseball and football for Wallkill Valley Rec League. He was also a proud retired member of Operating Engineers Local 825 in Springfield, NJ. He enjoyed his hobby of Lionel Trains and was known as 'Joey B’s Trains' by his fellow train enthusiasts.

Joseph was predeceased by his father Andrew J. Barrett.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marie (Paoli) of 44 years; his son Joe from Hardyston Township; daughter Melanie and husband Mike and grandsons Michael and Maddox from Skowhegan, Maine; mother Patsy (Serafino) from Branchville; brother Andrew from Griffin, GA and his wife Debbie and daughter Sierra; brother James from Bethlehem, PA and his wife Domenica and daughters Erica and Jessica; and his sister Theresa Utter from Branchville and her husband Paul and nephews Colton and Clayton.

Memorial service will be held at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ on Sunday, November 10th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Joseph’s memory to American Heart Association P.O Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005, National Kidney Foundation 2 Park Ave. NY, NY 10016 or Diabetes Foundation 411 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019


Joseph T. Barrett

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Karen Larned

November 15, 2019

Dear Marie, Melanie, and Joey,
We were very sorry to hear about Joe. My daughter Jenn and I would see Joe at McDonald’s whenever we would take my granddaughter there in the morning to the PlayPlace. We do not go often but I did notice last week that Joe was not with the group of guys he usually would sit with. It was nice that Joe would often wave hello.
Please accept our deepest condolences and may Joe Rest in Peace in the presence of our Lord.
Karen and Rich Larned

Melanie Kresge (Barrett)

November 14, 2019

I will love you and miss you always...

Theresa Utter

November 9, 2019

Frank Paoli

November 8, 2019

Joe you will be missed by so many people. The warmth, kindness and compassion in your heart was a comfort for many others. I will remember your sense of humor; you made everyone around you smile. You will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you. Rest in Peace Joe.

Nan Hamley

November 8, 2019

I was so shocked to hear the news. I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be “Joey “ to me my cousin. I will always remember the times Joey , Andy and I would get into all sorts of mischief. May he give em hell in heaven.

Donna Smith

November 6, 2019

Marie, Melanie, Joey and Mother Teresa, so sorry for your loss. Frankie told me the sad news, my heart goes out to you and all his family; Joe was one of the good ones.

Julie Lorenzo

November 6, 2019

My favorite neighbor that was more like a Dad to me. You are truly missed so much!

Danielle Conklin

November 6, 2019

This news broke my heart. Growing up as neighbors, I looked at you like a 2nd family. May God wrap is arms around all of you and comfort you in this time of mourning. He was a good man and will be missed by many. R.I.P Mr. Barrett

Joe Barrett

November 6, 2019