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James R. Barrett JR.

June 15, 1964 December 18, 2018
James R. Barrett JR.
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James (Jim) R. Barrett, Jr., 54, of Haverhill, passed away Tuesday, December 18, unexpectedly at his residence.

Jim was born in Haverhill, June 15, 1964 and educated in the Haverhill school system. He graduated from Whittier Vo Tech High School with the class of 1982. After graduation he was hired by Raytheon in Andover. Several years later he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed for 4 years at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida.

Upon his return from service, he returned to work at Raytheon in Andover and Waltham. He continued his education & training and went on to become a Master Electrician gaining licenses in MA, NH & ME. He then became a business owner and founded the former J.R. Barrett Electric, LLC., Haverhill. He later returned to Raytheon where he remained as a Master Electrician for the last 7 years.

Jim loved spending time at home with his family, his girlfriend and faithful companion, his beloved Pug, Lilo. He was an avid drag racing enthusiast who enjoyed traveling to races in Pennsylvania & building motors for his own racing cars. He also enjoyed watching movies, dining out, going on cruises & traveling and was a former body builder.

He is survived by his mother Gloria (Wilkins) Carey & her companion Charles Kuphal of Haverhill, father, James R. Barrett Sr. of Texas, his adored aunt, Carole Colantoni & her companion Allan Cann of Haverhill, brother, William Barrett & his fiancé Audrey Smith & nephew, William Barrett Jr. of Amesbury, sister, Deborah Barrett & nephew, Hunter Barrett of Haverhill, half-brother, Joshua Barrett & wife Jenn of Michigan, half-sister, Jessica Boland & husband Kenny of Texas and longtime girlfriend, Robin Peltonovich of Haverhill.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Sunday afternoon, December 30, from 1:00 to 3:15 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Bradford, MA, 01835. Followed by a Celebration of Life at 3:30 at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in St. Patrick Cemetery, Haverhill. For more information or to share a memory please visit

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1:00 PM 12/30/2018 1:00:00 PM - 3:15 PM 12/30/2018 3:15:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home

210 South Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home
210 South Main Street Bradford 01835 MA
United States

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St. Patricks Cemetery Final Resting Place

450 North Broadway
Haverhill, MA 01832

450 North Broadway Haverhill 01832 MA
United States

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