Geoffrey A. Barnett ’72

barnettGeoffrey Angus Barnett, 63, of Chester, NH, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH. He was born in Clinton MA, on October 28, 1953, a son of Roger and Beverly (Davis) Barnett. Geoffrey was a Derry Firefighter retiring in 1996 after 17 years of service. Prior to his career with the Fire Department, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He was very active in his community, holding positions such as a trustee of Village Cemetery, a former Chester Selectman, a member of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, and even being named Citizen of the Year. Geoffrey also loved to plow snow and assisted with the Chester Boy Scouts Troop 163. He was an avid fan of the Highland Games and fiercely proud of his Scottish Heritage.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Roxanne (Cowley) Barnett, his daughter Jessica Mansur and husband Aaron, his son, Kevin Barnett and wife Shannon Barnett, four beloved grandchildren, Keira, Alex, Allison, and Kyle; two sisters, Alex Erickson, Amy Hinton, step mother Susan (Curry) Barnett and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. I do not recall Geoffrey Barnett from any of my classes but rather from those times at lunch or dinner in the Ford Dining Hall. Always well-mannered, always circumspectly dressed, as per the mode of the period just before and just after our joining with NHSG. His father, Roger Barnett, was a highly respected clergyman who I was privileged to have as one of my teachers. I regret Geoffrey’s passing,as it appears so untimely, and because the remembrance of him was of a much younger man so full of life. My sincere condolences to his family.

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