Helen Barrett

1937-03-08 - 2024-05-15

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Crete Funeral Home

Service Date: 2024-05-24

Service Time: 10:00 A.M.

Place of Service: St. Boniface Catholic Church 5304 W Main Street, Monee, Illinois (Map-it)

Cemetery: Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th street, Alsip, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

Web: https://www.cretefuneralhome.com/ (Go)


Helen M. Barrett age 87 of Monee (formerly of Roseland Chicago), passed away peacefully on May 15, 2024.  Devoted wife of the late Lawrence E. Barrett Jr., survived by loving children Michaele Hanrahan (Nee Barrett) (Jose Pineda) and Lawrence E Barrett III.  Cherished grandchildren Patrick M. (Meghan) Hanrahan and Kevin J. (Jessica) Hanrahan. Kind aunt of many Nieces, Nephews and friends.  Preceded in death by parents the late Edward Clifford and the late Helen R. Clifford (Nee Fleming).  Sister of the late Catherine (Richard) Jaterka (Nee Clifford) and Edward (Barbara) Clifford.


After working in many positions at International Harvester downtown Helen relocated to the Southern Suburbs to care for her family, advocate for those underserved including handicapped services and education, enjoyed role as elected township official, working in soup kitchens, food banks and her church St. Boniface and St. Mary’s.  Helen will be missed by many. In Lieu of flowers please consider planting a tree, hanging a bird house or donations to the charity of your choice.

Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Funeral mass Friday 10:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church Monee, Illinois.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery. Alsip, Illinois. Info: (708) 672-7600.



  1. Taylor Lewis on May 21, 2024 at 7:11 pm
    I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the day ahead. <3
    Much love,

  2. Patti Schoenbeck on May 23, 2024 at 1:01 pm
    So enjoyed working with Helen for Monee Township. She knew her stuff and I was so glad she liked me 🙂 Prayers for comfort and strength for the family

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