OBITUARY

Joseph Barre

October 4, 1925May 31, 2021

Joseph E. Barre October 4, 1925 – May 31, 2021 Joe was born in Richmond, Staten Island, NY. He was baptized at St. Patrick RC Church in Richmond. He later relocated to Midland Beach where he attended Staten Island Margaret Mary’s School and subsequently New Dorp High School. Upon Graduation he went to work in the press room of the New York World Telegram. He left there to enlist in the United States Navy where he served for 3 years in the Pacific on the Light Cruiser USS Vincennes with the third and fifth fleet. Upon his discharge he went to work at the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier where he worked for 15 years. In 1965 Joe joined the International Union of Engineers Local 15 as a heavy equipment operator and was a member for 55 years. Joe worked on many jobs including the building of the Verrazano Bridge and the Staten Island West Shore Expressway. Joe is a member of the American Legion and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed playing golf, going on vacation, visiting Atlantic City and spending time with his grandchildren. Joe married his wife of 73 years, Florence M. Raff at the Immaculate Conception RC Church in 1947. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Florence M Barre, son, Joseph Barre and his wife Susan Barre, grandchildren, Jennifer Shockey and her husband David, Ryan Barre and his wife Sara, 5 great grandchildren, Benjamin, Tatum, Alexander, McKenna and William and his sister Amelia.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Memories

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Wayne Barre

June 6, 2021

I have a lot of memories of my uncle Joey, he was a very kind and family oriented man. He was always ready to help since he was very knowledgeable in many areas. I remember that at holiday times he would make it a point to visit all of the relatives. Uncle Joey was also my God father. I remember even after days at work, he would find time to visit family in hospitals. He was definitely a wonderful family oriented man. He is definitely going to be missed. I will always remember the last couple of times that we went to dinner and caught up on old times. I remember being a young kid at his house around Christmas time and him explaining the train set that he had at the tree many memories. May you rest in peace and God bless you.

Colleen and Greg McClain

June 3, 2021

Uncle Joey was a wonderful warm and kind man. He will be missed. Aunt Flo and the whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Colleen and Greg

Theresa McClain

June 3, 2021

Uncle Joe, your memories will always be in my heart. Your loving niece Theresa.

Theresa McClain

June 2, 2021

I will always remember my uncle Joey he was fun to be with and enjoyed playing scrabble and dominoes. During the holidays he made sure to see us all. Family was very important to him and of course Aunt Flo. He will be missed dearly.

Gloria Barre

June 2, 2021

My uncle was an amazing man. He was kind loving and a very caring person. He loved life to the fullest and I will miss him so much. He had a heart of gold and I will truly miss him. I was so lucky to have him in my life for over 60 years. I spend a lot of time with him and will cherish and remember every moment. God bless you uncle Joey your now with your brothers henny and my dad William (buddy) I will think of you every day of my life with loving memories of you. May God keep you close to him because you were a saint. Love your niece Gloria. You will be truly missed. ❤🇺🇸🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY