Margaret “Meg” Barrett (nee Wiedmann), 61, passed away on February 8, 2023. She had previously resided in Springfield and was a current resident of Wallingford. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University. She went on to work as an educator for the Tyler Arboretum, and a teacher’s assistant for Northly Middle School. From the time she was a toddler, Meg loved nature – birds, animals, plants, and insects –especially butterflies. Meg and her sister could be found throughout the neighborhood collecting specimens to observe and identify. This love extended to animals, especially dogs, rabbits, and horses. As a young teen, she worked at the stables at Ridley Creek State Park, just for the joy of being near horses, and was soon guiding trail rides. In college she was a wrangler for the summer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She later worked as an educator at Tyler Arboretum, sharing her extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of southeastern Pennsylvania. Once Meg had children of her own, she shared this same love of nature with them. Meg taught her own children, and her nieces and nephews, to fish and hunt responsibly, and love the natural world. We all will miss her selfless understated style of sharing what she knew- always coming through as joyful. She loved to spend time hiking in the forests of the Pocono Mountains near her beloved cabin. She also enjoyed spending time in Chincoteague, Virginia. Her passion for books and excellent recommendations fostered connections among friends and family. She was a longtime member of Longwood Gardens and the National Wildlife Federation.
She was predeceased by her father William A. Wiedmann.
Meg is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years James P. Barrett; her mother Agnes P. Wiedmann (nee Coyne); her loving children James W. Barrett (Colleen McGillin), Nicholas M. Barrett and his wife Ashley, and Samuel T. Barrett and his wife Jacquelyn; and her siblings William and Claire Wiedmann, Agnes and John Lysaght, Karen and Thomas McLoughlin, Cecilia and Cint Martin, Marie and John Schueren, Kate and Dan Johns, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday (February 17, 2023) 12 noon at the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, 4220 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA, 19015. Visitation Friday 10am-12pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanallenfuneralhome.com
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Cindy Puente saysFebruary 9, 2023 at 7:33 pm
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time
Uncle Carl and Rae-Lynne Swigart saysFebruary 10, 2023 at 10:09 am
We can’t begin to express in words our feelings for your loss. We pray for God’s healing love and comfort, along with sending you our love and prayers.
Love and blessings, Carl, Rae-Lynne Swigart and family
Edie Coyne Pingel saysFebruary 10, 2023 at 10:35 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace in the many memories that you have of Meg. May the Lord bless and keep you all in his loving arms.
Donna Famous saysFebruary 13, 2023 at 8:51 pm
I am so sorry for your loss, losing a spouse is hard. Treasure your fond memories of Meg and remember all the good days together. You are in my thoughts and prayers and your family. May Meg rest in peace eternally.
Colleen Marano saysFebruary 15, 2023 at 8:47 pm
My deepest sympathy is with you and your family. I hope that as you share this time as a family that you can remember all of the times that you laughed and loved together. May these bring you comfort and good moments. You will be in my thoughts.
Marion Blank saysFebruary 16, 2023 at 2:16 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Dan Masse saysFebruary 17, 2023 at 4:53 pm
I am so sorry you are going through this. All the best to your family at this difficult time.
-Dan Masse, friend of Joyce T.
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