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Jerome F. ‘Pops’ Barretta


Thursday, March 18, 2021, Jerome F. “Pops” Barretta, longtime resident of Guilford passed away at St. Raphael Campus at Yale.

Husband of the late Marilyn (Carrubba) Barretta, Mr. Barretta was born in New Haven April 10, 1930, son of the late Frank and Mary (Marro) Barretta. He was the loving father of James Barretta of Guilford, Gerilyn Barretta of Meriden, Cynthia (Jim) Seward of Branford, Susan Barretta of Westbrook, and the late Jerome Barreta, Jr. He is also survived by grandchildren Anthony, Willie, Kimberly, Brittany, and Heather and nine great-grandchildren. The brother of Junior Barretta, he was predeceased by a brother, Duke Barretta.

Mr. Barretta is a graduate of Hillhouse High School. During high school he played the trumpet and continued his enjoyment of music, playing in his own swing band throughout the 1950s. He worked as a broker and realtor for his own real estate company, called Jerome Realty. Jerome also worked at the Echlin Manufacturing Co. for many years in security. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his family’s lake house having Sunday dinners and barbecues, and also with his beloved dogs, Samson and Delilah.

Friends called March 23 at the Guilford Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian burial celebrated in St. George Church, Guilford. Burial followed in St. George Cemetery, Guilford. Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 06437.

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