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William E. Barrett

May 3, 2011

Southern Shores- William E. Barrett passed away May 3, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital, in Elizabeth City NC.  Bill was born in White Plains, NY.  He was the son of the late George L. Barrett, Sr.  and Elizabeth Stanfield Barrett,  and the brother of the late George L. Barrett, Jr. who died in 1974. He was predeceased by his sister- in- law Helen R. Galvin. Bill was also predeceased by his nephew, Barry  F. Galvin.

Bill grew up in White Plains, NY, attended White Plains High School, was a star baseball player, and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  Bill then joined the United States Navy in 1942 and served his country bravely in the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II.  Following his military service, Bill met and married his lifetime love, Margaret Culyer. Bill joined the Metropolitan Golf Course Association and he joined the Power Boat Association of the East Coast. He loved racing power boats. The couple eventually moved to Armonk, NY to raise their family.  In Armonk, Bill founded his own business,   Austin & Barrett, Inc. – a light industrial turf equipment and services company affiliated with International Harvester.  The company specialized in golf courses and public institutions throughout the Westchester County area and Connecticut.  Bill and Margaret grew the business into a successful venture over some 28 years.  While in Armonk, he was active in the Armonk Little League, the Armonk  Dad’s Club,  the Bird and Bottle Club, and organized the Yale Farms Soft Ball Team.  Besides his extensive civic and sports activities, Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer.

In 1988, Bill retired to Cranberry Lake, NY where he indulged in his favorite past times.  Always active, Bill was a member of Clifton Fine Golf Course as well as the Cranberry Lake Boat Club and the local hunting club. In later years, Bill and Margaret wintered regularly in the Outer Banks and Florida.

William Barrett leaves to cherish his memory,  his devoted wife of 65 years Margaret E. Barrett of Cranberry Lake; three sons,  William G. Barrett and wife Joan of Ridgefield, CT,  Ronald C. Barrett of Southern Shores, N C.,  Wayne E. Barrett and wife Sandy of Denver, Co.;  four  grandchildren, Tiffany L. Barrett, William G. Barrett, Olivia E. Barrett, and Halayna S. Barrett; four nieces, Brenda  Ouimette of Armonk,  Arlene Mills of Charlestown, RI, Karen Jacobs of Alpharetta, GA, and Karol Parsons of North Royalton, Oh; two nephews Bruce M. Galvin of Vero Beach, Fl., and Robert C. Galvin of Baltimore, MD.; his sister-in-law Janice F. Rawson of Alpharetta, GA and a host of extended family members and dear friends.

Plans for a memorial service with military honors at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY are pending. Family and friends will also gather for remembrance at St. Hubert’s in Star Lake, NY at a future date.  Condolences to the Barrett family may be expressed via the on-line register at  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.


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