James Barrego

James A. Barrego

Friday, September 10th, 1948 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Barrego, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of James Barrego

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

James's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

James's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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
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.

The family of James Barrego will be planning a memorial service at a later date.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for James
No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Jennifer Powell

Posted at 07:57pm
The class of 1989 dedicated our yearbook to Mr Barrego - the first time such an honor was bestowed on a substitute teacher - he made such an impact on us. It’s amazing that 31 years later, recalling the man, I can remember one thing, such an important thing - He was very kind. Rest In Peace Mr. Barrego.

Christine Mignone Posted at 05:13pm

Jennifer, Jimmy was my first cousin. I remember when the yearbook was dedicated to him. I just want you to know how honored Jimmy was that your class chose to dedicate the yearbook to him. It meant a lot to him. He brought it to a family function and showed it to all of us. Thank you, Christine Mignone

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.

Carol Kelly

Posted at 03:15pm
With deepest sympathy,
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of James Barrego — Plant a Tree Now

Allison Kelly

Posted at 03:13pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of James Barrego — Plant a Tree Now

Bill & Lynda Courter

Posted at 05:28pm
James. Rest In Peace. God Bless you. The Courter family.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of James Barrego — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: