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William H. Barrett

By T.J. Woodward

William H. Barrett age 86, formerly of Leicester, died at the Avon Nursing Home in Avon where he had been residing. He was born in Leicester, NY on December 23,1925 a son of the late William T. (Alice Stocking) Barrett. Bill worked for the former TB Hospital in Mt. Morris as head baker, then worked for the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica as a cook, and retired from the Perry Central School in 1988 where he worked in the custodial department. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Perry Center since 1945, a 50 year member and past Master of the Constellation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Masons, a former member of the Castile Historical Club and Wyoming County Historical Pioneer Association. He enjoyed being Santa Claus in the 1960’s and was very involved in carpentry and woodworking. He is preceded in death by brothers Cecil, Otis and John Barrett.

He is survived by his his wife Doris B. Barrett of Geneseo who he married in 1948, a son: Robert Barrett of Morrison, CO., 2 daughters: Betty (Larry) Ressue of Newark and Susan (James) Elkins of Alpharetta, GA., 7 grandchildren: Jennifer Foster, Rachael Franklin, Robert A. Barrett, Karen and David Ressue, Andrew and Katie Elkins, along with 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday June 15th at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday June 16th at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Leicester Cemetery, Leicester

Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church 7205 Rt. 20A Perry, New York 14530 or to the Constellation Lodge #404 of the Free and Accepted Masons C/O Michael Rhodes 83 Dolbeer St. Perry, NY 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.


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