Donna L. Barr

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Donna L. Barr Obituary

"You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." This is what Donna Lee (Oelkuct) Barr (age 63) taught us as a memorial to her life as heaven gained a very special angel on February 3, 2014. Donna defined herself as a fighter and exemplified the true meaning of strength as she battled stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for 16 years. Everyone that crossed Donna's path fell in love with her and felt her contagious joy and love of life. No bump in the road could stop her as she lived life to it's fullest every day. She found her greatest joys in traveling, the beach, and spending time with friends and family. Donna especially loved her husband William (Tobey) Barr and her loving children of whom she was so very proud of, Jeffrey and Jennifer Barr. She was blessed with wonderful parents, Edward and Marjorie Oelkuct, and many siblings: Ronald, Edward and Ricky who predeceased her, Mark Oelkuct, Marjorie Beaulieu (her best friend), Karen Schyns, Kathy Shattuck, Diane Oelkuct, Robin Littlefield, Lori Hepburn and their spouses and children. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Simsbury on Saturday, February 15 at 11am. Please wear your brightest colors in honor of Donna's wishes to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the or the St. Francis Cancer Center.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 9, 2014
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