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Mr. James R. Barrows

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“Rest in peace Jimmy and our deepest sympathy to Betty his wife ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Neil Forbes - Shelton, CT


Mr. James R. Barrows, 70, of Whitewood Road, passed away, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Heacox) Barrows.

He was born on September 27, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT a son to the late Robert J. Barrows.

He was educated in the Bridgeport public school system, graduating from Central High School in Bridgeport class of 1967. He relocated to Phoenix Arizona where he resided from 1970-1985. After moving back to CT, he worked for Perkin Elmer in Norwalk for eighteen years, and St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury in patient transport until his retirement. After retiring, he worked part-time at Frans Cans in Oakville. To those who knew him best, James was known as "Jimbo", short for "Jim Bob". He believed in living each day to the fullest, no matter how bad the day was. He had a great sense of humor. He also would always take time to help people who needed it, no matter what it would take to help them. He also loved watching baseball, especially his favorite team the Boston Red Sox. James was an active member of Berean Baptist Church in Watertown. He also helped with maintenance of the building, and any other tasks that needed to be completed. He considered his church community his second family.

Besides his loving wife of 32 years Elizabeth "Betty" Barrows, he leaves his cousin Arlene Stalvey of Texas and her two sons Eric and Jonathan, also Neil Forbes and his family of Shelton, sister-in-law, Gloria Gilbert of Waterbury; niece Kathleen Troutman, her husband David, and their children James and Shelby of Prospect, niece; Christine Lang, and her husband Steven of Waterbury, his church community, friends, and the many people he met during his life time. He was predeceased by his step-son Steven Walauskas.

James' family would like to extend a special thank you to Masonic Care who took care of him while he was in hospice. A special thank you is also extended to family, friends, and everyone who also helped during this difficult time.