Martin E. Barrett

martin barrett

August 6, 1946 ~ November 5, 2021

Barrett, Martin, E., “Marty”, age 75, a 30 year resident of Fort Lee, formerly of Fairview, passed peacefully on Friday November 5, 2021 with his wife by his side. Marty retired from Englewood Cliffs Police Department in 2006 with 37 years of service and was a member of the NJ State PBA Local 45. He was Chairman and Executive Co-Chairman of the Bergen County PBA Conference and served on the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy’s Police Advisory Board. Marty was Vice President of the NJ Police Honor Legion and Vice President of the NJ State PBA. He served as a member of the PTC Advisory Committee on Higher Education, NJ Retired Police & Firemen’s Association Local 2 & 9, NJ Italian American Police Society, National Association of Detectives Crime Clinic. Marty was a member of the PFRS Board of Trustees serving as Chairman and Investment Council. Marty was not only a loyal servant to the municipality for over 35 years, but was a life-long advocate for union rights and labor issues on the state level. Marty attended Bergen County Community College, The University of Delaware, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Beloved Husband of 37 years to Helen Barrett (nee: Pappas). Loving uncle of Tiana Korsgen and her husband Nick and AJ Pappas. Brother-in-law to Jamie Pappas and his wife Lori and the Late Johnny Pappas.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday 3-7 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. Prayer service Thursday 10 am in the funeral home followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to your charity of choice. For condolences, directions, or information 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: November 11, 2021 10:00 am

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 10, 2021 3:00 pm - November 17, 2021 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: November 11, 2021 11:45 am

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Marty was a great friend to all Law Enforcement, He will be missed , Rest in Peace my Friend,

    Ret;Chief John Genovese

    Palisades Park Police Dept.

  2. Rest in pease my friend Marty, thank you for all that you have done for the law enforcement community over your many years! I would especially like to thank you for your help during my issues with the pension system. You were awesome-thank you so much! Your friend in eternity Greg Szulecki.

  3. Helen, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Marty. As you are well aware, Marty and I were not only close friends but we shared equal views on the way police locals should proceed with integrity and fairness on the local, state and federal level.
    Marty was instrumental in passing legislation that corrected the state’s misapplication of federal tax law on taxing disability pensions. This allowed for retro-active refunds (a certain number of years) and the elimination of federal taxes on disability pensions for those injured in the line of duty.
    Marty accomplished a great deal as a trustee for the State of New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Pension Board. His legacy of kindness, truthfulness, and deep support for all our members will be remembered forever.

    Frank Casey

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