Gloria J. Barrett, 73, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Gloria J. Barrett, 73, of Boon Street, passed away at her home on November 30, 2019.

Born in Carthage, a daughter of Richard and Helen Gyurko Kline, she graduated in 1964 from Carthage High School.

On April 30, 1971, she married Jerry Barrett with Vivian Thomas, Justice of the Peace, officiating.

Gloria retired from Watertown High School in 2018 after 39 years of service, where she was a food service assistant and cashier in the cafeteria.

Previously, she was employed with the Globe Store and Merchant Mutual Insurance Co.

Surviving are her husband; children, Jeffery M. (Michelle). Watertown, James K., Tavares, FL, Tina Grounds, Riverside, CA, Joey M. (Kim), Watertown, Jonathan P. (Erin), Watertown, Jay E. (Pamela), Watertown; four sisters, Mary Lou Peebles, Carthage, Edith “Chris” Leeder, Harrisville, Marsha Kline, Carthage, June Drake, Black River; two half-brothers, James Redmond, Champion, Patrick Redmond, Michigan; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Judy Carter, died before her.

Very near and dear to her heart was making sure no one was ever hungry, whether it was family, her neighbors, or the students she cared for every day, so donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to the United Way of NNY, 200 Washington St. Suite 402A, Watertown, NY 13601, attention Watertown City School District Backpack Program.

A celebration of life will take place 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Elks Club on Bradley Street in Watertown.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

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