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William Clayton Barrett
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1910
Pownal Center
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2000
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

*Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
Name: William C Barrett
Father's Surname: Barrett
Death Date: 23 Apr 2000
Death Place: Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Age: 90 Years
Birth Place: Maine
Birth Date: 23 Feb 1910
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: Robin
State File #: 07980
Education: 12
Residence : Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Address: 32 Brookfield Dr
Gender: Male
Race: White


Hartford Courant, The (CT) - April 25, 2000
BARRETT, William Clayton

William Clayton Barrett, beloved husband of the late Robina (MacWilliam) Barrett, passed away peacefully early Easter Sunday morning, (April 23, 2000) at his home in Glastonbury, with his daughter Roby; his son-in-law Richard; his granddaughter, Bethany; his son Ross; and his daughter-in-law, Frances at his side.

Mr. Barrett was born on February 23, 1910, in Pownal, ME, the son of William and Emma (Stubbs) Barrett and had resided in Braintree, MA, for 40 years before moving to Glastonbury for the last 20 years. He had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for more than 42 years in Boston, MA, as a freight salesman.

Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod where they lived for ten years before moving to Glastonbury. He was predeceased by his wife, Robina; two brothers, Bruce and Warren; and a sister, Louise Elizabeth Barrett Truesdell. A self-educated man and an avid reader of nonfiction, Mr. Barrett had a life-long interest in history, and particularly in the Civil War. Although he had lived in New England all of his life, he was profoundly interested in the Civil War from the Confederate viewpoint. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed golf, often with his son and son-in-law, well into his eighties. As a true golfer, he never told his score to anyone. Clayton Barrett lived his life with quiet dignity, a clever sense of humor, and a dry wit. To his children and his many friends he was a gentleman and the kindest of human beings. Loyal and giving, he was the guardian of his family. His children, now adults with children of their own, recall that they always felt safe in his care and under his guidance. A measure of his generosity is illustrated by his wanting to show his sister, Elizabeth the grandeur of the United States.
At the age of 75 years, he took Elizabeth, who did not drive, on a six-week automobile tour of the United States from coast to coast. Elizabeth agreed to the adventure with some trepidation. Clayton reassured her that it would be "a piece of cake". Six weeks and some 10,000 miles later, Elizabeth wrote in her journal "Clayton you were right, it was a piece of cake. And it was delicious!".

His love for Robina MacWilliam, his wife of 48 years, began in 1928, while they were both attending Braintree High School, where he admired her from a distance. Being too shy and reserved to invite her to the Senior Prom, he escorted his sister, Elizabeth instead. Meanwhile, young Robina MacWilliam attended the prom unescorted and watched him from the balcony. Three years later, a chance meeting on a trolley car enroute to Quincy, MA, provided the opportunity for admiration to grow into a life-long love for each other.

Mr. Barrett will be remembered by his children,grandchildren, his many friends and his loving extended family as a man of integrity and extraordinary generosity who always put the needs of others before his own. Clayton Barrett leaves his son, Ross S. Barrett and his wife, Frances, of Willimantic; his daughter, Roberta E. (Roby) Wendtland and her husband, Richard of Glastonbury; seven grandchildren, Bethany L. Wendtland of Glastonbury, M. Scott Barrett and his wife, Lori of Carver, MA, Laurie A. Benjamino and her husband, Wayne of Carver, MA;Vanessa Dyer, and her husband, Sean of Honolulu, HI; Raymond, Monissa and Paul Villaneuva of Coventry; and seven great grandchildren, Sara Marie, Ashley Anne, and Brittany Taylor Barrett of Carver, MA; Jeffrey Ross Ferro of Carver, MA; and Chance, Cody and Madison Dyer of Honolulu. HI. His many friends and extended family include: in Glastonbury, Sharyn A. MacLelland and her husband, Dr. Donald Timmerman, Johnna M. Griswold, Linda and Chuck Cadario and family, Barbara Trowbridge Sanders, ElizabethSullivan Syring, Kathryn Thickman and Florence and Lauren Deich; in Newington, William and Barbara Drezgal Grim, in Cromwell, Elzbieta Bartnik; in Northvale, NJ, Pete and Dolores Moses; in Oakland, CA, Amy Myers Green; and in Albuquerque, NM; his dear life-long friend, Howard Husmer; in Westminster, MD, Dr. Mark Brennan and his wife, Carole (Bigony) Brennan; in Atlanta, GA, Erin W. Brennan. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 28, in Yarmouth Port, MA in the Ancient Cemetery.

additional information courtesy of Randall Jensen #47426837 
Family links: 
  William Hinton Barrett (1874 - ____)
  Emma Stubbs Barrett (1874 - 1913)
  Robina Ross MacWilliam Barrett (1911 - 1984)*
  Bruce C Barrett (____ - 1905)*
  William Clayton Barrett (1910 - 2000)
*Calculated relationship
Ancient Cemetery
Yarmouth Port
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
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