Glenn Edward Barrett died Aug. 27, 2014, peacefully at The Highlands in Topsham, Maine, where he lived since April.

He was born in Newark, N.J., on May 19, 1931. Glenn grew up in New York City, graduating from a local high school and then, NYU in English literature. He moved to Dublin, Ireland where he worked on his master’s degree in Irish literature at Trinity College.

In Ireland and later, in Paris he wrote scripts for movies. The scripts were purchased which gave Glenn a job, but none were made into a motion picture. He returned to the United States where he worked for a short time in Miami as a photographer. Later, back in NYC, he worked as a supervisor in the City Court System dealing with people on welfare.

He married Jane Mott in 1961; they did not have children. In retirement, they moved to Harpswell, Maine. While retired Glenn wrote plays, culminating in an outstanding romantic play based roughly on the life of William Butler Years, called “The King of the Cats,” which was performed in California and at the Shakespeare Festival in Utah.

Although play writing was Glenn’s favorite pastime, he also enjoyed photography and joined the Portland Camera Club for some years. He participated in jazz with the Midcoast Jazz Society. Despite his New York roots, he became an avid Patriots fan.

He and Jane spent many years sailing in Long Island Sound and made voyages to Maine from Douglaston, Long Island, where they lived for many years. After 42 years of marriage, Jane died in 2003. They loved Casco Bay and it is there where the ashes of Glenn and Jane will be scattered.

He is survived by a sister, Barbara Lipton of New Jersey, a nephew, Josh and his wife Wendy, and nieces, Beth Lipton, and Sara Monk, neighbors and friends, Greg and Robin Welch, and John and Marielynn Towers.