Kathleen Ann Hatch Barrett, 63, longtime Ridgefielder, active in CERT

Kathleen Ann Hatch Barrett, who had lived in Ridgefield for more than 40 years, died at First Health Hospital, Pinehurst, N.C., on Monday, June 18, after a brief illness. She was 63 years old and the wife of William Barrett.

Mrs. Barrett was born on Nov. 30, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Julia and Thomas Hatch.

Her family moved to Greenwich in 1958, where she attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and High School. She later graduated from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

Mrs. Barrett spent the next 38 years in several positions for Greenwood Press in Westport. She married William Barrett of Old Greenwich in 1969 and they lived in Ridgefield until their retirement in 2011 when they moved to Pinehurst, N.C.

Before moving, the Barretts were both were active in Ridgefield’s Citizen’s Emergency Response Team activities, and Mrs. Barrett volunteered for various educational drills and a few actual responses over recent years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother, Steve Hatch, and his wife, Adele, of Cos Cob; a nephew, Scott Hatch of Annapolis, Md.; a niece, Stacey Baxendale of Riverside; and two grand nieces, Ellie and Kate Baxendale.

She was predeceased by her mother, father and older brother Tom.

A memorial service will take place at Sacred Heart Church in Pinehurst at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 28,

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to a favorite charity.