Fr. John Barrett Obituary
July 16, 2014
Steurle Funeral Homes
Father John Barrett, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, departed this world for a better one of Peace and Joy on July 16, 2014. Loving son of the late Francis J. Barrett and Hildegarde “Billie” nee Parr, dear brother of Diane (James) Davy, Marilyn (Tod) Kicmal, Dr. Thomas (Kathleen) Barrett, Michael (Nanette) Barrett and the late Carol (Richard) Butler and Richard Barrett, uncle of James, Therese , Rosemary, Maryann, Joseph, Robert, Patrick, Michael, Lynda, Kathleen, Kevin, Ann, Lisa, Steven, Gregory, Jennifer, Matthew, Kathryn and Nicole, great uncle of 29, cousin of 28,
Ordained a priest of Diocese of Joliet, May 30, 1959, served in 4 parishes, Ss Peter and Paul, Naperville; Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills; St. Alexander, Villa Park; and Mary Queen of Heaven, Elmhurst, 3 as associate pastor, 3 as pastor. Served on many committees, including Dean, Presbyteral Council, Liturgy, Personnel, and Priest’s Retirement. Chaplin of Naperville Dominic Club (Single Catholic Adults) National Chaplain 3 times. Author of Grin and Barrett.
Lying in State Sunday July 20, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. at St. James the Apostle Church 480 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL Funeral Monday July 21, 2014 Lying in State 9:00 a.m. until Mass time 11:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL Please meet at 2:45 p.m.
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