Martin “Tom” Barrett Posted: 2021-09-16 11:12:47

Martin “Tom” Barrett


Martin “Tom” Barrett, passed away on September 11, 2021, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 11, 1946, in San Jose, California.
Tom worked as a Machinist for United Airlines, until his retirement in 2017. He and Joni enjoyed retirement traveling in their RV to visit old and new places. He was mechanically inclined and could fix anything. In his spare time, his love of hot rods, and radio controlled airplanes kept him busy. Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joni, his children, Janine (Geoffrey) Martin, Julie (Michael) Hermann, and Jimmy (Dawn) Barrett, and by his six grandchildren, Josephine, Brinleigh, Jack, Maxwell, Sophia and Brady. He is also survived by many family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elinor Mahne.
Visitation will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9:00am until the time of the 10:00am Mass all at Holy Apostle Catholic Church in McHenry.
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Brian Hutchinson 2021-09-16 21:42:51

A wonderful friend to our family. May there be peace in the memories we hold. The Hutchinsons

David Sand 2021-09-17 07:21:11

Tom was not only my mentor as a Machinist at United but he was a good friend and fellow hot rodder he will truly be missed by all

Woodie Robertson 2021-09-17 09:45:30

RIP my good friend,30yrs at United Airlines every time we met was a new experience thanks to his family for sharing him with all of us.

Rand Francke 2021-09-17 11:02:26

Always a great guy and an excellent machinery genius!! Glad I got to know him!!

Ron Yori 2021-09-17 12:01:50

Tom helped me with my hot rod several times. He was a great friend. condolences to the family. RIP Tom.

Jerry gonzalez 2021-09-17 12:21:29

So sorry for your loss doc was a good friend and coworker he will be missed by all God bless you doc

Bill Frey 2021-09-17 13:08:09

Worked with "doc" almost twenty years. Excellent machinist and great guy. RIP Tom.

Carlos Enriquez 2021-09-17 13:46:46

My deepest sympathy to the family of Doc Tom a friend and co-worker . Rest In Peace and eternal light shine upon him.

Dave Fetting 2021-09-18 01:36:06

"God Speed" Doc and i do mean SPEED ! RIP Buddy !

dan walsh 2021-09-18 04:43:06

God speed, Doc Tom.

Jeff M 2021-09-18 10:35:09

So sorry for your loss Jimmy. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate.

Sandy Doehler 2021-09-20 17:04:41

Joni, even though we didn’t have the privilege of knowing your Tom for very long, he was a wonderful neighbor who will reside in our memories eternal. We hope our Chief greeted him at Heaven’s door with a tail wag and a grateful “kiss” for all he did for us

Aimee Zeit 2021-09-21 21:31:03

Joni, Janine,Geoff,Julie,Mike, Jimmy, Dawn and babies...I cannot put in words how my heart breaks about Martin. Your all such wonderful people and he was a wonderful man.

Donna Kasper 2021-10-07 05:33:29

Thinking of you, Joni. I was so sad when I heard Tom passed away. XO

Donna Kasper 2021-10-07 05:34:08

Thinking of you, Joni. I was so sad when I heard Tom passed away. XO

Dick Ennis & Cathy Ennis 2021-10-21 13:13:50

We were saddened to read of cousin Tom's passing. God bless him & your family.