The Scranton Republican 10 April 1916 Thomas F. Barrett obituary
THOMAS F. BARRETT CLAIMED BY DEATH He Had Lived in Scranton for Many Years and Was Widely Known in This Section. Surrounded by - the members of his family, Thomas F. Barrett passed away at his home on Gibbons street, this city, on Saturday morning last, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Barrett, who was born In Ire - land, came to this country in his boy hood and, for a time, made his home in Bradford, Pa., where he was mar ried to Miss Mary Aldrich. He removed to Scranton about thirty years ago and had lived here since. For a time he was connected with the Scranton Truth, In a business ca pacity, and later had interested him self in real estate, until failing health compelled him to relinquish his activl ties some weeks ago. He was a man of lovable disposition and had hosts of friends, but took his greatest delight in his home circle. where he was beloved by all around him and where his death has occasion ed the deepest sorrow. The deceased is survived by his wife and their children, John, Thomas, Charles, Edward, Mrs. A. C. Brown, Mrs, William Kelly and Mrs. Henry Hlgglne, also by the following brothers and sis ters: John E. Barrett, of Scranton; Dr. Charles Barrett and Alderman Ed ward Barrett, Mrs. Martin Burke and Mrs, M. J. Fleming, of Pittston. Thomas F. Barrett was a man of cheerful temperament who liked to see others happy, and it is not too much to say that "none knewi him but to love him." His friends were many in the Lackawanna and Wyoming valleys, and ampng them all he will be missed and sincerely mourned. The funeral will take place tomor row (Tuesday morning and the serv - ces will be held in St. John's church, South Scranton.