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James Joseph Barrett

James “Jim” Barrett, 78 years old from Washington Crossing, PA (formerly of Richboro) passed away on January 18th surrounded by his loving family.

Jim graduated Scranton Central High School in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Scranton in 1967, after which he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jim became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981, and was an auditor with the Internal Revenue Service for over 39 years.

An avid reader, Jim was never without a book. He enjoyed the various activities in his community especially playing Bocce and Men’s dinner club. He was exceptionally proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed several trips to Ireland during his lifetime.

Jim was a patient and loving husband; he and Margie were blessed to celebrate 50 years of marriage this past summer surrounded by friends and family. A devoted father, Jim could often be found on the sidelines of his children’s athletic events or in the audience for their performances. He encouraged both his children to pursue their passions for science, never stop learning, work hard, and show kindness and compassion to all. Jim’s grandchildren were the light of his later years, and he cherished time spent with family.

Jim was born in Scranton, PA in 1945 to the late Dr. Eugene and Alice Brogan Barrett. He is survived by his loving wife Margie Finigan Barrett; his children, Megan Mohl and her husband John of Holland, PA and Brendan Barrett and his wife Kate Tiedeman of Konstanz, Germany; brother Gene Barrett and his wife Elaine, sister Barbara Barrett, and sister-in-law Nancy Barrett;  grandchildren, Andrew, William, Tobin, Teddy and Maya, and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Jay Barrett.

Relatives and friends are welcome to visit on Sunday, January 28th from 4pm-6pm at the Joseph Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA and again on Monday, January 29th from 11am-12pm at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. A funeral mass will follow at noon, and interment will take place at Washington Crossing National Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in James’s name to any of the following:

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Sunday, January 28th, 2024
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Afternoon Visitation

    Monday, January 29th, 2024
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    St. Andrew Catholic Church
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Service

    Monday, January 29th, 2024
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    St. Andrew Catholic Church
    81 Swamp Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

  • Committal Service

    Monday, January 29th, 2024
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Washington Crossing National Cemetery
    830 Highland Road
    Newtown, PA 18940

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