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Brent Barto

February 12, 1942 — June 22, 2024

Brent Colby Barto, 82, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, died on June 22, 2024. He was the husband of Judith (Mendoza) Barto.  Born in Richland Center, WI on February 12, 1942, He was the son of the late Harold and Myrtle Barto.

Growing up in Wisconsin, he enjoyed the hunting and fishing. After completing High School, Brent joined the US Navy and began a 23 year career that brought him around the world. During his career he had deployments to the Mediterranean (7), Antarctica (2), and the North Atlantic (2). He served for one year in Vietnam where he was the craftmaster on a river patrol boat. He retired as a Quartermaster, Petty Officer First Class. After retirement from the Navy, Brent continued his work at Naval Station Newport as a Federal Police Officer. During his second career as the Training Officer he was injured on the job and needed to retire early.

Brent is survived by his wife Judy Barto of Portsmouth, his children Scot Barto and Kari Blackwood both of Alabama, his siblings; Curt Barto, Cary Barto, Ken Whipp, Beth Grub, Nanette Nelson, several grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Brent is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Wayne Barto.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 9:00am-11:00am at the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Burial with military honors will follow at 11:30 at Newport Memorial Park, Middletown.

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