West Haven, Connecticut - Saturday, March 9, 2019: Jay W. Barrett, 44, of West Haven, terminally ill with cystic fibrosis who is a President Donald Trump fan and received a phone call from the President Tuesday right,, with visiting West Haven Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, left, shows of an autographed Make America Great Again hat, an official Donald Trump Presidential campaign jacket and a t-shirt that was among the many gifts he received from the President and his son Eric Trump Saturday afternoon delivered to his home by HUD official and personal Trump family friend Lynne Patton, who is from the New Haven area.
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WEST HAVEN — A devout President Donald Trump fan
who got a dying wish eight days ago when Trump called him on the telephone, died peacefully in his sleep overnight Tuesday - but he died happy, his sister said Wednesday.
“I think he literally lived his best time in that last week,” his sister Bridgette Hoskie, a 1st District city councilwoman, said Wednesday of her younger brother, Jay W. Barrett, 44. “He had the time of his life.”