A mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 3 at Sts. Joseph and Michael R.C. Church, Union City, for Deacon Thomas J. Barrett 93, of Union City. He passed away June 27. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Union City his whole life. He was a retired plant manager for A.S.P. Alloy Stainless Products of Totowa. Tom’s service to his church and community was legendary. He was an ordained deacon of the Archdiocese of Newark serving Sts Joseph and Michael parish for over 30 years. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars McNamara Post, Jersey City; Knights of Columbus Carroll Council and St. Joseph Catholic Club. He was also Past President of St. Joseph Holy Name Society and Chairman of St. Joseph Social Concerns Committee as well as serving as Director of St. Joseph and Michael Food Pantry and Bargain Basement. For over 50 years he was a member of Veronica Veil Guild of St. Joseph Parish in which he portrayed “Christus” for 29 years. Tom is survived by his wife Margaret “Peggy” nee Henehan and many cousins. Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home, Union City.

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