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Harriet Cecilia Barrett
(September 18, 1910 - September 25, 2011)


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Harriet Cecilia Barrett

Born September 18, 1910 in Bellingham, Washington to Lewis L. Berens and Harriet Milton Little Berens. Harriet died peacefully on September 23, 2011, five days after celebrating her 101st “best birthday ever”. Loving mother of John (Gail) Barrett of Santa Rosa, CA, Sister Louise Barrett R.S.C.J. of Atherton, CA, and Patricia (Patrick, Jr.) Geraghty of Seattle, WA; 11 grand-children and 20 great-grandchildren. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Cy” Barrett; twin sister, Louise Morrow and great-granddaughter, Jensen Barrett. In 1915, Harriet, her mother and twin, Louise moved to Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The following year Harriet and Louise enrolled as boarders at Forest Ridge School where they graduated in 1928. Harriet became a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in 1917 and remained so until her death. Harriet married Cy Barrett in 1934. Harriet was past president of the Seattle Prep Mother’s Club, Forest Ridge Alumni Association, and Children of Mary. Harriet’s career at Frederick & Nelson’s spanned from the Designer Showroom to the Executive Offices. Upon her retirement, Harriet began her second career as a secretary for the Seattle Symphony Women’s Association. She will be long remembered for her graciousness, faith, devotion to her family, gentle sense of humor, and her tireless service to those in need. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her. Many thanks to her extended family of friends and caregivers at Providence Mount St. Vincent for their kind hearts and loving care along with Providence Hospice for their guidance and support. A Vigil will be held Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00 pm at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey 508 N. 36th St., Seattle. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 30th, at 11:00 am, at St. Joseph’s Church, 732 18th Avenue East, Seattle 98112. Remembrances may be made to St. Martin de Porres Shelter, 1561 Alaskan Way S., Seattle, WA 98134, or Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126.

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