Aug. 17, 1924 — May 28, 2015
Yacinto Barreto of Waukesha died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 90 years. He was born on August 17, 1924, in Houston, Texas, the son of Peter and Fortunata (nee Aguirre) Barreto.
He graduated from high school in Waukegan, Ill. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps. Following his military service he attended music school in Chicago. On June 30, 1947, he married Guadalupe (nee Garcia) Barreto in Waukegan. He played the piano and drums with many bands throughout his life and was a member of the Musician’s Union in Waukesha. For many years he worked as a clerk at the Waukesha Post Office.
He will be sadly missed by his children Michelle “Jackie” Barreto of Waukesha and Rafaela “Lita” Barreto of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Molly Barreto, Peter Ross Barreto, Rozanna Vega, Jesse Vega, Joseph Vega, Veronica Vega and Myles Barreto and proud great-grandfather of Marshal Vega, Melanie Hansen, Marcus Hansen, Lauren Barreto and Ezra Huskisson. He is further survived by daughter-in-law Mary Barreto of Kenosha, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Guadalupe Barreto; son Peter Barreto; and sister Marie Garcia.
A private family entombment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in his name are appreciated to Wisconsin Philharmonic, P.O. Box 531, Waukesha, WI 53187.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.