Joseph Kenneth Barnet of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed at home on Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2020. He is survived by Gloria, his loving wife of 56 years, his adoring sons Joseph and Craig, daughters-in-law Donna and Jennifer and grandchildren, Riley, Gabrielle, Conner and Grayson, as well as his sister and brother-in-law Lori and Joseph Randazzo.
Joe was a lifelong resident of NJ and lived in Wallington for most of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, animal and nature lover and moved to Fredon in 1988 to "live in the country" and finally "retired" to Little Egg Harbor in 2009 while also enjoying the warm weather of Delray Beach, Fl during the months the Northeast turned cold.
Joe graduated from Seton Hall University in 1962 and, upon graduation, served in the Army and NJ National Guard from 1962-1968 and was a member of the Military Police. After his honorable discharge he began his 40+ year career as a businessman, serving as the owner of Barnet Agency Insurance and CENTURY 21 Barnet in Wallington and later East Rutherford. Joe was loved and respected by his colleagues, employees and clients; both for his sense of humor, his kindness and fairness in all his dealings. He had a special affinity for his Polish clients and the connection to his parents, grandparents and their steadfast work ethic.
Joe was a life-long Catholic belonging to Most Sacred Heart in Wallington, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Swartswood and St. Theresa in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and a member of the Color Corp. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 493. His FAITH AND FAMILY came first followed by golf and Florida sunshine.
Visitation will be held on Monday December 21, 2020 from 9:30-11:30am at Maxwell Funeral Home 160 Mathistown Rd Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087 followed by a Mass at 12pm at St Theresa’s Church 450 Radio Rd Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Please note, due to COVID-19 the funeral home is operating at limited capacity as per NJ executive order. Staff will be there to assist. All visitors must wear a face mask inside the funeral home and church at all times.
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