John J. Barnes Jr.

November 8, 1932 - August 4, 2023

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Obituaries » John J. Barnes Jr.

John Joseph “Jack” Barnes Jr., 90, of Harwich Port, Mass., passed away peacefully on August 4. Jack was born to John J. Barnes Sr., and Mary Loretta Perry Barnes in New London, Conn. on Nov. 8, 1932. A remarkable educator and advocate, Jack began teaching in a two-room schoolhouse in Glastonbury, Conn., after graduating from teachers college. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Kathleen Marie Wall Barnes, children, siblings, grandchildren and extended family. A celebration of life will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham, Mass., on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cape Cod Alzheimer’s Family Support Center in Brewster ( or The Rotary Foundation (

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