Deirdre E. Morrissey-Barrett, 43
Clinton – Deirdre E. Morrissey- Barrett, 43, wife of Joseph Barrett, passed away Thursday May 20, 2010, at her home, which she shared with her husband of eight years and their dog, Zoey, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Besides her husband, Joe, she leaves her father, John J. (Cathleen Crider) Morrissey, and was predeceased by her mother, Ann (Mooney) Morrissey Biggins. She is also survived by her step-father, Thomas J. Biggins Jr.; her siblings, Marie (John) Woodward, Peggy (Ed) Miller, John (Michelle) Morrissey, Miles (Deirdre) Shea Morrissey, Ellen Broadhurst and Denise (Robert) Riggs; and her nieces and nephews, Jack and Grace Woodward, Lexi Miller, Angela Morrissey, Samantha Vielmas, Conor and Anna Morrissey, and Liam Broadhurst. In addition, she is also survived by the loving, supportive and generous extended Mooney, Keenan, Layden, LaVigne, Morrissey, Biggins, Barrett and Bilodeau families and many dear friends, who cared for her in body and soul throughout her long illness.
Mrs. Barrett was the youngest daughter of John J. Morrissey and Ann (Mooney) Morrissey Biggins (1935-2009), both of Shrewsbury. She graduated Shrewsbury High School in 1985 and Assumption College in 1995, and received her master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University in 1997.
She was a partner at Baesis Inc., an information technology and solutions company based in Northborough. She was an active member of the Worcester Women’s History Project and the League of Women Voters/ Worcester.
A memorial service was held May 24 at the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester, with interment at St. John’s Cemetery in Worcester. The family wishes to thank the Oncology staff at UMass for their caring and support. The family also requests that memorial gifts be made to the UMass Pancreas Program, 55 Lake Ave. North, S3-752, Worcester, MA 01655 or www.umassmed.edu/pancreas.
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