Lawrence C. Barrett 69, of Park Avenue, Keene, NH, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, following a short battle with cancer.
He was born in Keene, NH, December 27, 1942, the son of Marion L. (Smith) and Lawrence C. Barrett, Sr.
A lifelong resident of Keene, he was a 1960 graduate of Keene High School. Mr. Barrett started his work career as a vending machine distributor with Coca Cola Company. He later went to work as a machinist with the former Perkins Machine Company in Keene, and for 15 years with Tidland Corporation in Keene, retiring in 2006.
Mr. Barrett enjoyed going to area flea markets and buying and selling model trains. He was an avid Bruins fan. In his earlier years, he enjoyed watching the stock car racing at the Winchester (NH) Speedway and NASCAR. He was a volunteer at The Community Kitchen in Keene. He was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed meeting up with his friends at McDonalds. His favorite pastime however, was spending time with his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Paula L. (Keirstead) Barrett of Keene, three daughters; Suzanne Patnode, Lisa Barrett, Rhonda Lussier and her husband, Michael, all of Keene, four step-daughters; Peggy Higgins and her husband, Ron, of Keene, Laura Aivaliotis and her husband, Steven, of Winchester, NH, Pamela Strachan and her husband, Douglas, of Fishers, IN, Kelly Alessi and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Vernon, IN, four grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers; James Ross and his wife, Shirley, of Chesham, NH, Douglas Ross and his wife, Alice, of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, Beaver Street, Keene. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Foley Funeral Home.
The family requests, for those who wish, that donations be made in Mr. Barrett's memory to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431.