Kenneth W. Barrett

  • Born: August 25, 1932
  • Died: January 22, 2020
  • Location: Boscawen, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Kenneth W. Barrett, age 87, passed away early Wednesday morning at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH.

Kenneth is predeceased by his wife, Pearl who passed away in July of 2019. Kenneth is survived by his four children. Kenneth W. Barrett, II of Hobe Sound, Florida; Tamme Dustin and her husband Tom of Concord, NH; Karen Barrett of Concord, NH and Vicki Pepper of Litchfield, NH. He leaves four grandchildren, Melissa-Ann Pepper, Kristi-Lee LePenven and her husband Tim; Lauren Chambers and her husband Dan and Lindsay Dustin. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, Lily-Ann LePenven and Nora-Lyn LePenven.

Kenneth was born in Billerica, Massachusetts in 1932 and moved to New Hampshire with his family at a very early age. He met the love of his life, Pearl, on a blind date set up by her sister back in 1954 and they married in 1955. Kenneth and Pearl had celebrated 64 years of wedded bliss in June of 2019.

Kenneth was a Korean War veteran and served over 40 years in the military before retiring from the NH Army National Guard. His lifetime was spent being dedicated to his family, friends and his military career. He was involved throughout his life with community service which included the Lions Club, VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus. In his early years, he was active with Pop Warner football and coached Little League baseball.

***SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. A wonderful soldier who had a positive impact on my NH Army National Guard career. God Bless Ken and his family. Rest in Peace. Robert J. Clinton, (CW4 ret.), NHARNG

Posted by Robert Clinton - Loudon, NH - Served in the Military together   February 25, 2020

To the Barrett family,
Sorry for your loss,such a great man and your Mom was very special lady as well.
Great Guy. Always had a smile.God Bless you all and Kenny. Bev Labrie and Kim

Posted by Kimberly Woodward - Concord, NH   January 30, 2020

I would like to extend deepest sympathies to Kenneth's family. He was an excellent person, one who i enjoyed very much. I helped him with the Memorial Day Parade for several years organizing the second division consisting of Rundlett Junior High School Band, scouts, non military units. Then i got Ken involved in local politics in Ward 8, Concord Heights. I got him to volunteer as a ballot inspector, and then he ran for the Ward Clerk's position which he served for a few years. Ken was someone very special, he always spoke to you no matter where you were. He will be greatly missed, RIP Ken, i am sure you are in Heaven organizing an event.

Posted by Dick Patten - Concord, NH - Friend   January 29, 2020

Candle

I always wish you could have came to Florida to see what I do but I know you could not I always cherish the time spent when I made my visits with you and mom I know now you and mom will be looking down on me and glad to know you are together again. Love you Mom and Dad

Posted by Ken Barrett - Hobe Sound, FL - Son   January 29, 2020

R.I.P. Kenny, We had many good times with all our years in the NH National Guard. Best wishes to all of your Family. MSG (ret) Ben Creighton

Posted by A friend   January 29, 2020

Mr. B was an awesome husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He was a true patriot and always wore his military hats and jackets proudly. He had many great friends and he was always fun to be around at family gatherings. He gave us a lot of good times together and he will be missed immensely. Rest in peace with Pearl now that you both can finally be together eternally.

Posted by Tom Dustin - Concord, NH - Family   January 29, 2020

My Dad was a kind hearted soul who loved spending time with family and friends. I will miss our coffee and donut visits and the many meals we shared. He is now with my Mom the love of his life.

Posted by Tamme Dustin - Concord, NH - Daughter   January 28, 2020

God Bless Ken and family as you journey on to the Mercy of God. We that knew and worked with you send our love and respect.
Chris Conley NH Army Nat Guard

Posted by Christopher Conley - WOLFEBORO, NH - Coworker   January 28, 2020

God bless you, Kenny. You were a very good man and a wonderful friend. Go with the angels. Rest in Peace. My condolences to your family and friends.

Posted by Lynn Truchon - Concord, NH   January 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I knew Ken as a Father-in-Law for 2 years. he was an amazing person. so sorry for the families loss.

Posted by LORRAINE PAQUETTE - DRACUT, MA   January 26, 2020

RIP SGM Barrett. You had a very positive influence in my life and I had all the respect in the world for you. We had great times. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Doug Mahoney - Flagler Beach, FL - Served in the Military together   January 26, 2020

Ken Barrett was a soldier, a Lion, a member of the VFW and the Legion, a Red Sox and Patriots fan, a great son, a loyal brother, a devoted and loving husband, but to me he was just my DAD. My Mom and Dad are together again.

Posted by Karen Barrett - Concord, NH - Daughter   January 26, 2020

I met Ken in 1965 when I joined the 197th in Concord as a Private. He was my First Sergeant and very helpful in welcoming me to Army National Guard life. He was a real gentleman and a positive influence in my career of thirty years.

Posted by Vic Rogers LTC (Ret ) - Belmont NH   January 26, 2020

My sympathy and prayers to the Barrett family for their loss. Kenneth was a terrific person and a tremendous leader to the many National Guard members that serviced under his command. The members of the 29th Aviation Detachment and the 397th. Medical Detachment will never forget his dedicated service.

Posted by Joseph Breton - Winter Haven, FL - Coworker   January 25, 2020

Ken married my sister Pearl and was a steady family influence all their lives. He was dedicated to his military service and served with great pride. Together they raised four children. In the early years we would visit with our children while they played. I have many fond memories of our relationship, their love and their caring ways for family and others. I will very much miss them. Dick Severance

Posted by Richard Severance - Manchester, NH - Brother   January 25, 2020

My condolences to the Family of Ken. He did a lot to help many people. He will be remembered as a friend to many

Posted by David Collins - Concord, NH - Friend   January 25, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken's Family and Friends. Ken was one of my mentors as I went through the leadership chairs at the Concord VFW Post, District 4 Chairs and with the Concord Veterans Council.

Posted by Paul Lloyd - Concord, NH   January 25, 2020


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Ken Barrett was a soldier, a Lion, a member of the VFW and the Legion, a Red Sox and Patriots fan, a great son, a loyal brother, a devoted and loving husband, but to me he was just my DAD. My Mom and Dad are together again.
My Dad was a kind hearted soul who loved spending time with family and friends. I will miss our coffee and donut visits and the many meals we shared. He is now with my Mom the love of his life.
Mr. B was an awesome husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He was a true patriot and always wore his military hats and jackets proudly. He had many great friends and he was always fun to be around at family gatherings. He gave us a lot of good times together and he will be missed immensely. Rest in peace with Pearl now that you both can finally be together eternally.