It is with the greatest of sadness that the McClain & Co., Inc. family share with you today the heartbreaking news of the death of our colleague and friend, Danny Lee Barrett Gayken. Danny will be deeply missed here, leaving behind now only those fond memories we have of him. Regardless of the challenges Danny may have had along the way, everyone who'd ever had the privilege of working with Danny, always found him a special pleasure to work with.  

On behalf of all of us here at McClain & Co., Inc., we will like to send out our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy. 

Danny Lee (Barrett) Gayken, age 50, of Durham, passed away on January 25, 2018. Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany on January 3, 1968, he was the son of Silvia H. (Fleischer) Barrett and Richard B. Barrett of West Hartford; brother of Richard J. Barrett & his wife Andrea of Southington, Kimberley B. McCord & her husband Kent of Granby and Heather Gayken Wood of Van, Texas; maternal grandson of the late Wilhelm & Patricia (Teuber) Fleischer, and paternal grandson of Barbara B. Barrett of Niantic & the late James F. Barrett. Danny is also survived by several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A former resident of Avon, West Hartford and Higganum, Danny enjoyed his hobbies; fishing, hunting and flea market shopping. 

Friends may visit with Danny's family on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM for a celebration of his life at Beecher & Bennett - Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden.


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