James V. Barrett


BARRETT, JAMES V. of Walpole and Falmouth formerly of Norwood, Dedham and Roslindale passed away on April 16, 2017 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Joanne A. (Alighieri) Barrett. Devoted father of Lori A. Swanton and her husband William of Brockton, Lisa M. Gaulin and her husband Michael of Bourne and James V. Barrett Jr. of Providence, RI. Cherished grandfather of Shane Swanton, Sara Swanton and Carter “CJ” Gaulin. Brother of the late John “Jack” Barrett and Richard Barrett. Son of the late John Barrett Sr. and Ellen (Sheehan) Barrett.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. James was a member of the Norwood Elks. Jim Loved to travel and spent many winters in Florida. He was an avid golfer and member of the “Backspinners” (BGA ). He was a member of The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose Association and a member of the Adjuster’s round Table of Boston.  He was past president and member of the National Institute of Disaster Restoration (NIFR) 1977-1978, a member of the Association of Specialist in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR ).  A Certified Restorer (CR #02) , he was very proud of being one of the 1st to receive this certification in 1980. He was also a member of the New England Institute of Restoration and Cleaning (NEIRC).  Jim was a happy go lucky Irishman and always smiling. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. NORWOOD, Saturday April 22, 2017 at 8am followed by a funeral mass at 9am in St. Mary’s Church E. Walpole, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Friday April 21, 2017 from 4-8pm. At the request of the family burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.


Friday April 21, 2017 4-8pm

1248 Washington St, Norwood, MA, 02062

  Funeral Mass

Saturday April 22, 2017 9am

St. Mary's Church 176 Washington Street E. Walpole, MA 02032

  Burial will be Private


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George and Melina Kobaly

We are so sorry to hear about Jim. While we did not spend much time together, we had fun when we did with card games and outings. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 7:27pm
Marianne McGowan

Joanne, Rick and I are so very sadden to hear about Jim. We will especially miss his hearty laugh and warm smile. His picture reminds me of the wonderful time we all once enjoyed, at a local Walpole pub, on St. Patrick's Day! Please know that we care so very much for you and for Jim.
Rest in peace, "Seamus"!
Love always, Marianne and Rick

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 5:29pm
Dee Coco

To the Barret Family,
I send my deepest condolences to you all during this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have been reflecting upon all the fond memories in my head of Dedham, Norwood, Walpole, NH and the Cape. Jim's sense of humor always brought a smile to my face and that is how I will remember him!
Peace to all! xoxo

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 9:57am

Hello .. my name is Chastity and although I did not know James personally I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for your family. There is a short scripture that has always been encouraging to me when going through this and it's at Isaiah 26:19 where it speaks of our dead loved ones living again. I look forward to this time so much. I hope this brings you some comfort and again we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Chastity

 Posted April 19, 2017 - 8:16am

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