Name:   Arthur Dewey Barrett

From:  The Bennington Banner, Bennington, Vermont
Date:  Wednesday, October 21, 1959

Arthur D. Barrett, 61, bookkeeper at Goodwin Farm Equipment in Pownal for the past 10 years and previously a clerk at the American Railway Express office for 32 years here, died suddenly at his home at 302 Lafayette St., Tuesday night.

Born in Pownal, he was the son of the late Burton and Minnie (Hulett) Barrett.  He would have been 62 years old next Jun 27.  He had attended local schools and was a graduate of Bennington High School, Class 1918.

A member of the Masonic Order, he had belonged to Mt. Anthony Lodge, F&AM, and also was affiliated with Taft Commandery, Knights Templar.  He had been prominent in Masonic activities for many years.

A member of the First Baptist Church, he had been an usher at the church for some time and was with the group of ushers at the present time.

Mr. Barrett was well known in the community, was a genial and jovial disposition.  In his years at the express office, he had come in contact with many in the area who found him faithful to his duties and a friendly person.  In his younger years, he was interested in and belonged to bowling leagues.

Survivors are his wife, the former Lois Young; one son, Gordon Barrett of Brattleboro; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Humphries of Bennington and Miss Edyth Barrett of New York City.

Funeral services will be held Friday at the Baptist Church Chapel at 2 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. H. Glenn Payne, officiating.  Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery, North Bennington.

Friends may call at Walbridge Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.