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Dr. F. Mullen Barrett

Died: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Former Grosse Pointe Farms resident Dr. F. Mullen Barrett, 80, of St. Clair Shores, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002.

Born in Detroit in 1922, Dr. Barrett graduated with honors from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry in 1945.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Dr. Barrett practiced dentistry in Detroit and then in Grosse Pointe until his retirement in 1986.

He was a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and past president of the Federation of Orthodontic Associations.

He was on the faculty of the University of Detroit Dental School for most of his career and traveled extensively learning and teaching continuing education for dentists.

Dr. Barrett enjoyed tennis, boating and music. He had a farm in Michigan's thumb and a winter home in Naples, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Marie (Tapert) Barrett; his children, Mary Lou (Mike) Dunipace, Patrick (Barb), Dan (Beth), Maureen (Mark) King, Brian, Anne Mangold, Tom (Anne), Peter (Carol) and Nancy (Jim) Willis; and his 23 grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 2 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Interment is in St. Paul's Columbarium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or the University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
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