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436 Cedar Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
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John Barrett

John C. "Jay" Barrett

August 23, 1949 - November 19, 2020
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John C. “Jay” Barrett, 71, of South Abington Township died Thursday November 19, 2020 at home. His wife of 45 years is the former Nancy Lowry.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Dr. Eugene and Alice Brogan Barrett.
A graduate of Scranton Preparatory School class of 1967, he earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Scranton. He moved to Hyde Park, New York where he worked as a rehab counselor and then as a financial advisor for MetLife prior to retirement.

Jay was an excellent cook and took classes at Marywood with good friends to learn. He enjoyed going to TLC Gym. An avid reader, Jay read for hours everyday. He would get the books from The Free Philadelphia library and upload them to his tablet.

Also surviving are daughters Jennifer Bell, Hilton Head, SC; Colleen Barrett, Brooklyn, NY; 4 grandchildren whom he adored, Brendan, Kaitlyn, Matthew, and Caroline Bell; brothers, Gene Barrett and wife Elaine, Jim Barrett and wife Margie; sister Barbara Barrett; sister-in-law Mary Lou Deutsch and husband Greg; sister-in-law Pat Ulbrich; brother-in-law Jim and wife Lee; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother-in-law Al Ulbrich.

Private funeral services will be private at convenience of the family.
Arrangements and on-site cremation are under the care of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.
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Lee Keck

Posted at 10:22am
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have many good memories of car rides down to Mechanicsburg/Copeland, chance meetings at Kilcoynes and Jay"s cooking and your hospitality. God bless.. Lee and Gail Keck

Posted at 04:25pm
Nancy and all the Barrett’s I am sorry for the loss of Jay he will be missed I knew him both as a customer and friend and always enjoyed his banter with me God bless you all at this tough time. Tom (Spock) Shields

Paul S. Smola

Posted at 12:37pm
Jay was always a great guy always friendly always happy always there to help he will be deeply missed I extend my deepest sorrows for your loss and our loss as well. A member of the 1967 class at prep.
Paul S. Smola

Mike Walsh

Posted at 11:04am
Dear Nancy, Jim and Margie, Gene and Elaine, daughters and family; Please accept our deepest sympathy on Jay's passing. May His Soul Rest in Peace. Amen.

Mary and Mike Wal;sh
Peckville, Pa

Vince & Josephine Pricci

Posted at 09:16pm
So sorry to hear of Jay’s passing .We are very shocked and saddened !

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