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Wyllis W. Barrett

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Barrett, Wyllis W.

Geneseo: Wyllis W. Barrett died April 9, 2014 at the age of 92, joining her husband John T. Barrett.

Born in Hamilton, Indiana, Wyllis graduated from Elmhurst High School. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the American Conservancy of Music in Chicago, where she met John Barrett, her husband of 55 years. Wyllis achieved a dream by playing with the Chicago Woman's Symphony. She went on to achieve a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Eventually settling in Geneseo with John, where they spent many years, she provided private music lessons and, with both being gourmet cooks, Wyllis and John were popular Geneseo hosts.

Special thanks to longtime friends Bruce & Dolly Klee and Terry Brown whose support was cherished.

Contributions in memory of Wyllis may be made to the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in support of need based scholarship for instrumental students, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14614. Arrangements entrusted to Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit:


Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 4, 2014
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