James “Jim” Patrick Barrett, of Burlington and most recently of Saranac Lake, NY, passed away after a short illness in his home on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. He was born on May, 1, 1949 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and spent his childhood growing up in Andover, MA, and in Burlington. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in forestry.
Jim’s love of the outdoors continued throughout his life. He was passionate about kayaking, hiking, camping, and going on spontaneous road trips throughout the Northeast and Canada. He also loved listening to music, and especially attending bluegrass festivals.
Jim had many jobs throughout his life, but was particularly proud of introducing the concept of food trucks to the Burlington area with his successful mobile Mexican restaurant, “Monty’s.” He had many fond memories of serving coffee and burritos to his favorite customers with his friends and family.
Jim will be remembered for his compassionate nature, sense of humor, and great storytelling abilities. He is survived by his children Zachary Barrett, daughter Emily Barrett-LeBel and son-in-law Graham LeBel, brother Dr. William Barrett and sister-in-law Marsha Barrett, sister Mary (Barrett) Young and brother-in-law Louis Young, aunts Phyliss Maurice and Lorraine Ludwig, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Helen (Ludwig) Barrett and Frederick Barrett.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dismas House www.dismasofvermont.org/. All are welcome to join Jim's family in celebrating his life on December 20, at 1pm at the St. John’s Club. 9 Central Avenue, Burlington, VT.