Barrett, Anne Elizabeth of Burton, Michigan passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18th surrounded by her family.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Sunset Hills Cemetery. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blessed Sacrament Church or The .
Anne was born in Nova Scotia, Canada on September 27, 1934 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Ward. When Anne was a girl, she attended St. Michael’s Catholic School in Flint, Mi where she met Basil Barrett. The two fell in love and were married on May 5, 1952. They were married for 69 years until Basil passed in 2021.
Anne dedicated her life to two causes: her family and her church. Basil and Anne raised 11 children, and parented numerous neighborhood kids as well. They truly created a home that welcomed everyone. Anne also played an active role in the raising of many of her 27 grandchildren. Other than the occasional game of bingo, she spent her days creating a loving home, hosting giant family dinners, and doing the selfless work of being a loving mother and wife.
Anne was also dedicated to her church, Blessed Sacrament. She and Basil were among the founding members of the church. Anne was a member of the Altar Society, a Lector, a Lay Minister, and frequent volunteer. Through these roles she found purpose, solace, and unwavering faith.
She is preceded in death by her loving parents and husband; her son, Timothy Barrett; her daughter, Angela Stanton; her son-in-law, Robert Stanton; her son, Gregory Barrett; and granddaughter, Natalie Barrett. She is survived by children Cynthia Hnatiuk, Sandra McCallister, Karen (Dale) Hagenbuch, Daniel Barrett, Laura Kinney, Maureen (Mike) Haynes, Colleen (Terry) Loafman, and Matthew (Karen) Barrett, twenty six grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. Her legacy of love and humility lives on through them.