Oneonta – Kathleen Marie Barrett, 66, passed away October 24, 2020 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 28, 1954 in Jamaica, NY, the daughter of John A. and Henrietta M. (Thies) Barrett.
Kathleen grew up in Massapequa and graduated from Berner High School. She moved to North Franklin in 1989 and worked as a lunch lady/bus monitor at Franklin Central School. After leaving her job at Franklin Central School, she started a new position in the maintenance department at Hartwick College, which enabled her daughters to attend Hartwick College tuition free.
Kathleen loved spending time with her grandchildren, spoiling them every chance she had. She always was sure to have the “wow” gifts for the grandkids at Christmas time and birthdays. She enjoyed going to family sporting events and had a love for animals, especially her dogs. She had a sweet tooth and would drink "Coke" all day long.
She is survived by her children, Dawn (Bruce) Bookhout, Michael (Crystal) Rosenbusch, and Melissa (Josh) Hamm; grandchildren, Travis, Alyson, Tara Bookhout, Desiree and Sara Rosenbusch, Colin and Addison Hamm; step-grandchildren, Brooke Hamm and Jon Gloster ; brothers, James Barrett of Florida and John Barrett of Colorado; uncle, William (Marie) Barrett of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, and a niece, Jennifer Lee Barrett.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
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