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October 13, 2013

Joanne M. Barrette

PLATTSBURGH — Mrs. Joanne M. Barrette, 71, of Bradford Road in Plattsburgh, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Spokane, Wash. on Sept. 4, 1942, the first born child of the late William and Marie (Berner) Dowling. Joanne was raised on a beautiful wheat farm located in the small town of Rosalia, in eastern Washington. She graduated from Rosalia High School in 1960 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Eastern Washington State College in 1964.

She married Clifton Jack Barrette, of Plattsburgh, on June 12, 1965, at Holy Rosary Church in Rosalia and later they moved to New York. Joanne was a first grade teacher in Tonasket, Wash. and at Monty Street School in Plattsburgh. She also taught 5th grade at St. Alexander's Catholic School in Morrisonville. Joanne eventually left teaching so that she could raise her own four children to high standards. During this time she had a child care business in her home. Later Joanne became a compassionate and skilled care giver to the elderly and was very attached to her clients, going the extra mile to show her support and love.

Family has always been a main focus of Joanne's life. She showed her love daily by always being there for her caring husband and through the support and guidance she gave four children. She also continually shared hugs, proud smiles, and encouraging words with her beautiful grandsons.

Joanne enjoyed spending time with her friends, reading, playing cards, and writing weekly letters to her family and many friends who lived too far away. Joanne will be fondly remembered as a loving mother and wife, affectionate grandmother, dear friend, and a woman of strength, character, and integrity.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jack Barrette of Plattsburgh; and four children, Lisa and Stephen Gratto of Morrisonville; Christopher Barrette of New York City; Shawn and Angelina Barrette of Clayton, N.C.; and Mary Barrette of Albany. She leaves five grandsons who were so dear to her heart, Schuyler, Gabriel, and Christian Gratto, Adrien and Evan Barrette. Her surviving siblings include Dianne Dowling Henrickson of Oaksdale, Wash.; Patrick and Heidi Dowling of Steptoe, Wash.; Michael and JoAnn Dowling of Spokane, Wash.; Dennis Dowling and Monica and Paul Schrader, all of Rosalia, Wash.; plus many cousins, nieces, nephews, and good friends. She was predeceased by her mother and father, William and Marie Dowling; and her brother, David Dowling.

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