Beverly — Mr. Barrett J. Conners, 84, beloved husband of Lorraine (Poitras) Conners, passed away on Saturday at the Beverly Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John B. and Theresa (Marks) Conners. In earlier years, and prior to his marriage, Mr. Conners was a brother with the Order of Notre Dame, and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. A computer programmer, he attended Merrimack College and Salem State, and worked for a number of firms locally. However his fondest memories were of his work at the ESSO Refinery in Everett. An active member of the Beverly Farms community, he was a Boy Scout leader and Little League coach, and was also active with the PTO while his children were growing up. In the 1970s, he was appointed to serve on the Beverly Airport Commission by then-Mayor James A. Vitale. Together with his wife, Lorraine, they assisted with an advocacy group in support of parents of children with mental illness.
When time permitted, he was an avid history buff and reader, and enjoyed sailing. In earlier years, he also enjoyed working on his car and motorcycles, but nothing brought him more joy than time spent with his grandchildren and family.
In addition to his wife, Lorraine, he is survived by his sons, Joseph Conners of Beverly, and David Conners and his wife, Renee, of Littleton; his daughter, Kathleen Marchetti and her husband, Dean, of Peabody; a brother, Albert Conners and his wife, Donna, of Dennis; three grandchildren, Amelia Hincman, Jacquelyn Marchetti and Ingram Conners; his great-grandson, James Hincman; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may visit with his family prior to the service, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., B102, Danvers, MA 01923. For information, directions, or to offer condolences, visit www.campbellfuneral.com.