James Barrett

  • Born: June 8, 1943
  • Died: March 26, 2019
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742

Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather,Uncle and Loyal Friend

James Del Barrett of Concord, passed away on March 26, 2019 at the age of 75. Jim, Jimmy, Jimbo, Shimmy, as he was known by the many who loved him, was born to Murray and Phyllis (Campbell) Barrett in Detroit, MI where he grew up with his younger brother, William. After high school, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed at the Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany, where he was a medic and a dedicated lineman for the Rhein-Main Rockets, the Base's football team. Upon returning to America, Jim began a career selling mainframe computers for Honeywell and other companies, and eventually built his own successful real estate business.

Jim had a passion for life, biking 50 miles a day (some days), brewing his own (good) beer, competing at elite levels in racquetball, playing (and teaching others) the game of golf, cultivating a vast network of great friends through conversation about politics and business, over a pint, or a few. Jim will be missed by many including his friends, children, grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephew, and niece.

Jim is survived by his daughters Terrie Sue and Elizabeth Ann of Oslo, Norway, son Justin of Concord, MA, grandchildren Edvard and Stella of Oslo, Norway, sister-in-law Carol of Detroit, MI, nephew Michael of Texas, niece Nicole of Detroit, MI, son-in-law Thomas and daughter-in-law Meghan. He is also survived by his good friend Tina Messina of North Andover, as well as his former wives Edith Nordli of Oslo, Norway and Jennifer Kelly of Rockport, MA.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim on Saturday, April 6th at 1pm at Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street. A celebration of life ceremony will follow at 2pm.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to:
The Brain Tumor Research Fund - Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o Philanthropy,
41 Mall Road,
Burlington, Massachusetts 01805.
You may also donate online at: www.support.laheyhealth.org/LHMCgive


Condolence & Memory Journal

There are no words to express the precious memories our family has of you. Thank You for sharing with us your warmth and charismatic personality during the early years of our lives.
We love you Jim.
Justin, our sincerest condolences.
The Paratore Family.

Posted by Paratores - Belmont, MA - Friend   April 07, 2019

Justin..Thinking of you and your family at such a sad time. Your dad was always so kind to me and I always looked forward to sending him a little note in hopes it would make his day a little brighter.

Posted by Mary Malloy - Clinton, MA - Friend   April 06, 2019

Justin..thinking of you and your family at such a sad time

Posted by Mary Malloy - Clinton, MA - Friend   April 06, 2019

Jim, He was a great friend and I am glad that I have met him. My heart and sympathies goes to his families and he will be missed.

Posted by Sandra Marshall - Maynard, MA - Friend   April 04, 2019

You were just the best cousin. You will be so missed. You smile, humor and kind heart. All my love to the family. Love. Andrea reckell.

Posted by Andrea Reckell - Scottsdale, AZ - Family   April 03, 2019

Jim, we will miss you so much and know that the last few years have been tough physically on you but never lost you smile or sense of humor. Have known Jim since Justin was about 8 years old and went to all of his games. Justin he was so proud of you always and his joy.
Jim was a great father, great guy and dear friend, we will all miss you smile and company. Justin our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sisters at this very difficult time.

Posted by Al & Mary-Lynn Parenteau - Waxhaw, NC   April 02, 2019

Jim was a class guy had many a beer with him now i will toast to him up in Heaven !!

Posted by charles agrillo - acton, MA - Friend   April 01, 2019

Justin, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He was always so kind to me and I will miss him a lot. I've had a lot of landlords in my 48 years in that building, but Jim was my favorite. I considered him a friend as did many of the other tenants. When I think of him I think of his huge grin and ring of keys that must have had 200 keys on it! May all of your happy memories sustain you at this sad time. I am having trouble getting any work coverage for the service, but if there is any way I can make it, I will.

Posted by Cynthia Cannon - Clinton, MA - Friend   March 31, 2019

I am very thankful to have had the chance to meet you - Schimmi - almost twenty years ago, we became friends from day one! You have been a very smart, strong, and powerful man with always the right judgment; 80/20 - I learned a lot! Funny until the end with a smile in his face, understanding my jokes! My prayers are with you, Justin, Meghan and the entire family! Miss ya! Arnie from W-Concord!

Posted by H L - Concord - Friend   March 31, 2019

May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," strengthen you during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2. May you hold love and treasured memories close to your heart. God has heard your prayers and has seen your tears (2Kings 20:5). Offering my deepest condolencesGb

Posted by A friend   March 31, 2019

May Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ bless and comfort your family in this time of sorrow. John 17:3

Posted by - GA   March 31, 2019

A good, kind, decent and generous gentleman. For nearly forty years, Jim befriended me and for the pass 22 years graciously supported my annual fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His gracious presence will be missed. And may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ed McIntyre - Clinton, MA - Friend   March 31, 2019

Jimbo and I have been friends for 41 years. Played ridiculously competitive racquetball against each other in the '80's and '90's, always followed by dinner and "several" beers, great bs sessions of comparing life lessons. Great friend, I will miss him terribly.

Posted by John Miller - Charlottesville, VA - Friend   March 30, 2019

Sorry Justin your dad will always be remembered every time I see his face I smile....we had some great times together memories I will never forget..

Posted by Bob Sweet - Palm beach gardens, FL - Friend   March 30, 2019

Our sympathy goes out to Jim's family. I have fond memories of my cousin when we were young. Rest in peace Jim, you will be missed.

Posted by Claudia (Barrett) & Don Anderson - Fraser, MI - Family   March 30, 2019

We are extremely sorry for your loss. Jim was a great landlord and a very caring and compassionate person and a pleasure to deal with throughout the last 7 years.

Posted by Afrah Aldafaie - Clinton, MA - Coworker   March 30, 2019

Jimbo you will surely be missed! Prayers and strength for Justin and the entire family

Posted by Orlando Rodriguez jr - Leominster, MA - Coworker   March 30, 2019

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