THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas Barrett, of Roseville, Ca., a former Peshtigo resident, passed away at the age of 82.
Born in Wisconsin to Arthur and Catherine, he earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison and then his Degree in Dental Surgery from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He graduated in 1954 and spent two years as a dental officer with the Navy at Camp Pendleton, Ca. After his service, he started a dental practice in Green Bay.
On July 17, 1954, he married the love of his life, Helen. Over the following years, Dan, Brian, Roberta and Neil joined the family. After nine years of his dental career he moved the family to California.
He loved skiing with his family, fishing, golfing and enjoying his season tickets to the Green Bay Packers during the Vince Lombardi era.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen; their four children, Dan, Brian (Vicki), Roberta (Dave) and Neil (Kirsten); seven grandchildren; a sister Kathy (Dick) and a brother Kevin.
A visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m was held on Tuesday, Aug. 6 with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. A Memorial Mass will follow on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at Saint Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4450 Granite Drive in Rocklin, Ca.