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Warren D. Barrett, 89, of Keene, NH and Ponce Inlet, Florida, died July 5, just shy of his 90th birthday, at his home in Keene, surrounded by his family, after a recent decline in his health.

He was born in Keene, NH on July 12, 1927, the son of Harlan G. and Ethel (Potter) Barrett.

Wanting to serve his country during WWII, Warren, at the age of 17, along with several of his high school buddies, enlisted in the Navy. Upon his return from the Navy, he completed his high school education.

Mr. Barrett worked for 30 years at Markem Corporation in Keene as Director of Human Resources until his retirement in 1992.
He was an active parishioner of the Parish of the Holy Spirit, primarily at St. Bernard Parish, and prior to his retirement, served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 819 of St. Bernard Church during this time.

In 1992, following his retirement, he moved to Ponce Inlet, Florida where he was a parishioner of Epiphany Catholic Church in Port Orange, involving himself in many parish activities.

Warren was an honorary life member of the Gordon Bissell American Legion Keene Post #4. He involved himself extensively in the American Legion's youth baseball teams, at both a local and statewide level, prior to his retirement and moving to Florida.

He will be greatly missed by his two daughters, Toni Barrett of Keene and Carol Lepisto and her husband, Bruce, of Keene; and a grandson Douglas Lepisto and his wife, Elizabeth, of Gardner, MA. He is also survived by a step-son, Leo Polizoti and his family; and many nieces and nephews. His wife, Dorothy (Casillo) Barrett predeceased him in 2004 after 57 years of marriage. His two sisters, Avalon Class and Mary Stoggsdill, also died earlier.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street, Keene, on Monday, July 10th at 11:30 AM. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Main Street, Keene. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 9th from 2-4 PM at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in Mr. Barrett's memory to the Parish of the Holy Spirit, 161 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431, or to Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431-0564, or to the Gordon Bissell American Legion Keene Post 4, PO Box 682, Keene, NH 03431-0682.