On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Stanley G. Barnes, Jr. of Whitetop Ln, Guilford, a long time resident of Guilford, from 1925 as a summer resident and then in 1947 a permanent resident, where he was able to live his love of the sound. Stanley was the beloved husband of 67 years of Gertrude (Trudy) Fritzell Barnes. Born in Binghamton, NY on April 7, 1921 son of the late Stanley G. and Katherine Prentice Barnes. Loving father of Susan B. Helms of PA and the late Laura Jean Danner. Also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a niece, Christine Barnes and two nephews, Bradley and Stephen Barnes. He was predeceased by a brother, Charles J. Barnes and a sister, Elizabeth Mitchell.
During WW II, Mr. Barnes served in the 8 th US Army Air Force. After his service duty, he attended Syracuse Univ. and SCSU. Stanley later received his Masterís degree from Yale Univ. Graduate school. He was a teacher and principal at Melissa Jones and Calvin Leete elementary schools in Guilford for many years. Most recently Stanley had been writing a weekly article for the Guilford Courier Newspaper called Random Recollections. He was also very active in various town boards and committees in Guilford, including Chairman of the Police Commission, Guilford Scholarship Assoc, Guilford Free Library Board Treasurer, the Guilford Community Fund, the Board of Selectmen and Chairman of Public Works Building Committee.
Requiem Eucharist services will be celebrated on Thursday, July 2, at 11am in Christ Episcopal Church, 11 Park St, Guilford. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Barnesí memory may be made to the Stanley G. Barnes Scholarship Fund, Guilford Savings Bank, c/o Sandra Miller, PO Box 369, 1 Park St, Guilford or to Guilford Free Public Library, 67 Park St, Guilford, CT 06437. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com