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John M. Barretto Jr.

November 6, 1929 September 25, 2017
John  M.  Barretto Jr.
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Obituary for John M. Barretto Jr.

John M. Barretto Jr. – Age 87, husband of the late Kathe F. (Klemz) Barretto to whom he was married to for 64 years, died Monday at the Brightview Assisted Living in Billerica.

He was born in Lowell, November 6, 1929, a son of the late John M. Barretto Sr. and Emma (Martin) Barretto and lived in Billerica all of his life. Mr. Barretto proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1953 during the Korean War having served in Germany where he met his wife Kathe.

Mr. Barretto became a Police Officer in 1954 and became Chief in 1976 until he retired in 1994. He obtained his Masters Degree and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He was a member of the Massachusetts Chief of Police Association, the Billerica Knights of Columbus and the 759 Military Police Battalion.

Mr. Barretto is survived by his loving sister, Gloria Rosa of Woburn; his nieces and nephews, Daniel and Anita Rosa, Pamela Aprile and her companion John Manzi, Dawn Cugno, Mary and Steven Smith, Cheryl and Thomas Laundry, Ralph and Maureen Bellegarde, John Bellegarde and many great nieces and nephews; a special family friend, Josephine Kiley; and his sister in law, Helga Klemz of Germany. He was the brother of the late Mary Bellegarde and her husband Joseph, brother in law of the late Daniel Rosa and Burkhard Klemz.

BARRETTO – Of Billerica, Sept. 25, John M. Barretto Jr., Funeral Friday from the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

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Visitation

Thursday

28

Sep

4:00 PM 9/28/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/28/2017 7:00:00 PM
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home
66 Concord Road Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

29

Sep

10:00 AM 9/29/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary Church

796 Boston Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

St. Mary Church
796 Boston Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Burial

Friday

29

Sep

11:00 AM 9/29/2017 11:00:00 AM
Fox Hill Cemetery

130 Andover Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

Fox Hill Cemetery
130 Andover Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States
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