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.
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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.