Richard A Barrett

  • Born: September 12, 1936
  • Died: October 3, 2017
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, FL 33629
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Richard "Dick" Anthony Barrett, 81, of Tampa, FL. passed away peacefully October 3rd at home surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born in Philadelphia, PA. to Richard and Margaret Barrett. Joining the Air Force as a teenager, he proudly served his Country with honor in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and USA; retiring after 20 years. In 1959 while stationed in San Antonio, TX. he met and married the love of his life, the former Lucia Selby. He was a graduate of The University of Tampa and The University of South Florida. After brief stints in the insurance and accounting professions, Richard finished his career as a middle school teacher in Hillsborough County. For many years after retirement he delivered meals for St. Vincent de Paul and prepared taxes for Active Duty, Military Veterans, their families and friends. Richard Barrett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucia Barrett, son Rick (Jana) Barrett, daughter Kathi (Ed) Todd, son Jack (Kristen) Barrett, brother Jim Barrett and eight grandchildren (Jenny, Stephen, Stephanie (Chris), RB, Meg, Max and Grace). Richard was a devoted husband, a loving father and an adoring grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family who loved him so very much.
A funeral Mass will be held at 12:30pm Monday, October 9th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice of Hillsborough County.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Richard was a good man and a very devout Catholic who set an example for the rest of us. Lucy I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by June Rogers - Tampa, fl, FL - friend   October 15, 2017

Jack, I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Pat Hagedorn - Marco Island, FL   October 12, 2017

Jack, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Joyce Keller - Tampa, FL - Friend   October 10, 2017

He was a good man who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Tricia Levy - Alexandria, VA   October 09, 2017

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. There are no words to express the loss of your father. My prayers and love are with you during this hard time. May angels comfort you during this time.

Posted by Alesa Barrett - Monroe, GA - friend   October 09, 2017

Lucy, Kathi and family, I was sorry to hear about Dick's passing. I remember him when he and Lucy would be visiting your home Kathi when I was in town visiting my sister. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

Posted by Linda Farber Kest - Syracuse, NY - friend   October 09, 2017

Lucy, so sorry to read of Dick's passing.It was so good to see you in Port Orange last year after being away from y'all at St. Pats.Our prayers for your family's consolation.

Posted by Marty & Blacky Valade - Kissimmee, FL   October 08, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Joe and Nancy Soleto - Spring Hill, FL   October 08, 2017

My deepest condolences to Luc, Richard, Kathy, Jack and the rest of the family. It's so sad to say goodbye to friends you have known for so long. I remember seeing Richard doing my parents taxes every year and the many events we all attended. You will be greatly missed. Prayers and RIP Richard

Posted by Maria Derriso - Tampa, FL - Family Friend   October 08, 2017


Aunt Lucy & family, we are deeply sadden for your loss. We pray that God gives you and the entire family comfort and strength. We love all of you and will continue to pray for you.

Posted by Elizabeth Del Rio - San Antonio, TX   October 07, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by The Brewer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services - Brooksville, FL   October 07, 2017

Dear Kathi, Ed, Mrs. Barrett and families. We were so sorry to hear of your dad/husband's passing. I still think of our visit a year ago. We really enjoyed it and was so glad we had the chance to do that. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Trish & Tim Coffee - Pierson - Friend   October 06, 2017

Words can not express how sad I was to hear of your loss. I know this must be a very difficult time for you, so please let me know if I can help during this difficult time.

Posted by Sanjay Patel - Tampa, FL - Friend   October 06, 2017

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