Clina Ann Barrette

     Clina Ann Barrette (Bezotte) died peacefully surrounded by family in Racine, WI on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the age of 78.

      Clina was born on February 23, 1942 to Leonile and Caroline Bezotte in Detroit, MI. She grew up and completed high school in Hancock, MI. On June 18, 1960 she married Paul J Barrette and moved to Kenosha, WI where she began her family. Clina had 6 sons starting in 1961. She was a loving mother and did a great job raising her boys. She later separated from Paul and began attending Gateway College for nursing. She eventually graduated from Alverno College earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse. Clina worked at many local hospitals and nursing homes until retirement. She was very active in social circles and made many friends over the years.

      Clina is survived by her 6 sons: Gerald Barrette, John (Karen) Barrette, Paul (Linda) Barrette, Patrick (Dianne) Barrette, James (Sherri) Barrette, and Joseph (Tammy) Barrette. 4 Siblings: Michael (Kathy) Bezotte, Sue (John) Parsons, Carol (Terry) Carlson, Joan (Richard) Sentieri. She is further survived by 9 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a great number of friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers James, Arthur, Mark, and Russell Bezotte.

A private family gathering will be held in her honor.Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

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Thoughts for Clina Ann Barrette;

    • Clina your life made a beautiful impact on my family’s life. I am so grateful to have known you. I feel so comforted knowing you are now with my grandmother Lois who also cared for you so much. Until we meet again my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • J. R. & Jolene ( Kramer ) Jurgens & Family says:

    To the Family of Clina, We are so very Sorry for your loss. You all were really nice. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God see you through this most difficult time in your lives. Don’t know if you remember us? Again so Sorry. Jolene and Family

  • The Barrette boys are my step brothers…but I always preferred to say my brothers!
    I met them and Clina when I was about 11 yrs old. They actually lived only 6 blocks from me, so I was at their house alot, like my second home! Clina was ALWAYS super nice to me!
    Always engaged me in conversation….made me feel like I belonged there. My brothers mother
    Loved her boys very much. She knew how to show her boys “tough love”, which helped them learn life lessons….that have stayed with them to this day.
    I am so sorry for your loss. May Christ give you His peace. My and my family’s prayers are with you.

    D Gregory

  • Loving thoughts & prayers to Clina’s six wonderful boys, my six nephews, Jerry, John, Paul, Pat, Jim & Joe & their families, plus Clina’s siblings & family & friends. Clina will certainly be missed. I was not quite 3 years old when she became my sister in law. Much love & respect for this lady.. God’s love & Peace to all.

  • Joe and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you strength in this challenging time, and I hope you find that her memory is always with you.

  • Joe,

    Please know the Zeien family has ALL the Barrette families in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We pray for you all to find peace – Godspeed my friend

  • Shirley Reynolds says:

    Clina was a lovely person who truly believed in peace and justice and worked for that with the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. She also found many friends when she joined the Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine. She was a very thoughtful kind person who is missed by many of us. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • Clina will be greatly missed by all of us at AAUW’s Evening Book and Play where I got to know and love her. She always asked great questions and offered insights into whatever we were reading. Her concern for people was so evident in her tireless work in her retirement for organizations in our community working for a better life for all who were hurting.

  • Sonali Knotek says:

    My sympathies to the family. Clina contributed much to our community as a past president of the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. She will be remembered for her outstanding commitment to building awareness of issues affecting people in Racine and the need to take action.

  • My sincere sympathy to all the family. Clina was very proud of her family and spoke of you all fondly. Her friends and I will miss all the good times we have had together, she will surely be missed.

  • Lynette Powers says:

    So sorry to hear of Clina’s passing. I really enjoyed her in our book clob. She loved historical fiction like myself and was a very kind soul.

  • Belinda (Jon) Cronin says:

    Our Deepest Condolences To The families of Clina Barrette, I Offer Y’all A Special Petition For An Abundance Of Joyful ? Memories!

    Knew her via “Betty B Study Circle ⭕️ & Book Discussions,” which coincided somewhat with the election of Barack Obama’s Presidency…

    We continued on similar paths with Jessica Mc as Librarian at the weekly Anti-Racism Book Group, monthly Lunch & Lit Book Discussion in AAUW also in our local Community AAUW chapter!
    She was full of spunk, adventure, an eagerness to evolve with passion for caring and sharing in our city of Racine.

    We’ll definitely miss her and her contributions to the ongoing conversations!
    Blessings of Hope Faith Love Peace ☮️ & Encouragement to Keep Clina’s stories alive…

    Belinda & Jon Cronin

  • LaMothe Family says:

    Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Praying for memories of your mother to bring you strength and comfort. One of the funny memories still talked about in our family is the time Verna’s tire fell off her car as she and your mom drove home from Lake Forest. They lost control driving down a steep embankment, hit a ditch, crossed over a service road and by the grace of God landed in a field uninjured. They shared a lot of laughs for years to come sharing that nerve wracking encounter. We thank God for years friendship and will keep you in our prayers.

    The LaMothe family

  • Karen Hermansen says:

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mother. Her kind heart and ferocious nature in support of justice will be missed.

  • Denise Anastasio says:

    I met Clina when she joined our AAUW branch and saw her monthly at our lunch and book group. She was always so kind and so passionate about life and she shared her passions through her reading. We will miss her.

  • Saunnie Yelton-Stanley says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of dear Clina. Her contributions through her family and work both paid and unpaid made the world a better place. Our paths crossed at both OBUCC and political/social justice work. I am glad to have known her.

  • Diana Valencia says:

    May you rest in peace Clina you brought so much compassion to our community. I pray that your amazing spirit lives on and at each gathering you were part of remember that compassion you had to understand continues to grow. My sincere condolences to your precious family,

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