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James Barrego

James A. Barrego

Friday, September 10th, 1948 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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James Anthony Barrego passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2020 at the age of 71. A lifetime resident of West Harrison, New York, Jim taught generations of loving students at the White Plains High School for nearly forty years. He was awarded Teacher of the Year on two occasions. It was impossible to go anywhere in White Plains without one of his current or former students recognizing him and greeting him warmly. He spoke often of the many colleagues at the high school that were a rich part of his life.

Jim served his country in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He was a devout parishioner of St. Anthony’s Parish in Silver Lake where he assisted with the Sunday offering. Jim was also a devout New York Yankee fan who lived for the spring opener and could recite the batting averages of his favorite Yankees as far back as the 1960’s. He enjoyed travel throughout Europe and would describe in detail a Renaissance painting in the Sistine Chapel, an ancient ruin in England and a great meal in Portugal. And in this digital age he would take great joy in turning to a page in his hard cover Encyclopedia Americana when a place, topic, or historical event was mentioned that peeked his interest. He touched many lives and will be missed by many
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Jim is survived by his brother Peter of New Hampshire, nephews Peter of Colorado, Alexander of California, niece Gabriela of Vermont, and great nephew Holden also of Vermont.

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Dan Stiel

Posted at 09:07pm
I’ve known Jim for twenty years, crossing paths daily in the halls of WPHS. Loved by all, Jim was kind and considerate to both the staff and students. I will miss our conversations about the state of his beloved Yankees and my Tribe. Jim was a true gentle man who will be missed. All my prayers for his family and his close friends.
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Carol Kelly

Posted at 03:15pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Allison Kelly

Posted at 03:13pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bill & Lynda Courter

Posted at 05:28pm
James. Rest In Peace. God Bless you. The Courter family.
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John Demetry

Posted at 05:21pm
James was such a nice person, we are so sorry to hear this...our sympathies to all.

John & Elizabeth Demetry
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