Obituary: Harold N. Barrett

Harold N. Barrett, at 87
Harold N. Barrett, 87, passed into eternal rest on April 26 in Port Charlotte, Florida, with his wife of 67 years at his side.
A Hull native, Mr. Barrett Harold was a Marine Corps veteran who served from 1943 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked in the former Hingham Ammunition Depot until he became a member of the Hull Fire Department in 1954. He retired from the department in 1983.
Captain Barrett was instrumental in creating the Hull Fire Department’s fire prevention program and served as its first Fire Prevention Officer, which is now a full-time office staffed by a fire captain. He also had his own painting business in Hull for many years and was a former member of the Hull Yacht Club.
After his retirement, Mr. Barrett moved to Florida and enjoyed learning to play golf. He attended Brevard County Community College and received a degree as a Florida master gardener and many other horticultural awards.
Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Robert and Edna [Norton] Barrett and the loving brother of the late Marie (Barrett) Means of Hull, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife and fourth-grade childhood sweetheart, Madeline A. [Gould] Barrett of Florida; his daughters, Linda Parent and her husband, Edward, of Hull and Florida, and Joanne Bolla and her husband, Steve, of Connecticut; and a son, Michael Barrett of Hingham. Mr. Barrett also leaves four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Dept., 55955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota Fl 34238 or online at