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PADDY J. BARRETT, age 64, passed away suddenly, Thursday December 27, 2012 at his home. Paddy was born in Aurora on August 9, 1948 the son of John and Arlene (Pettinger) Barrett. He attended Kaneland schools until his sophomore year before transferring to West Aurora High School. After graduating high school in 1966 Paddy attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout, in Menomonee, WI. He was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity and the Veterans Association.In June 1969 Paddy was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country until September 1970. In December of 1972 Paddy went to a sorority party. While at the party a young lady by the name of Debra Rodencal caught his eye. After 2 years of courtship, Paddy and Debra were wed on June 15, 1974. They made their home in Kaneville for most of the 38 years they were married. For over 30 years Paddy did what he loved. He was a union member and was a "jack of all trades." He did everything from operating heavy machinery to specialized trade work. He was a life time member of Harley Owners Group (HOG). Paddy was strong willed and hard working, he was the quintessential Irish man. He loved to spend time "tinkering" around. If you had something that stopped working, Paddy was the person who could fix it for you. Some of his hobbies included building a motorcycle and stock car racing. He enjoyed watching his Green Bay Packers and especially picking on his buddies when they beat the Bears. Paddy had a passion like no other when it came to motorcycles. \\
Visitation will be held Saturday December 29, 2012 from 2-5pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. The family will host a remembrance service following visitation at 5:30pm at the funeral home. Private family interment will be at a later date following cremation.