Richard S. Barnes

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Richard S. Barnes, 80, of Bolton, formerly of Coventry and East Hartford, the beloved husband of Lois (Lanerie) Barnes, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Rockville Hospital.

Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Everett Dewey Barnes and Vera (Winar) Cody. He was a 1951 graduate of Hartford Public High School, attended the University of Connecticut, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business from Charter Oak College. After high school he joined the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 where he was stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash., until returning to college upon completing his military service. Following college he was the owner of Custom Offset Printing in West Hartford for many years, later retiring from Cigna as assistant director after 29 years of service. While at Cigna, he was a member of Implant Printing Management Association for 10 years, having served as an officer. In his retirement, Dick worked for 10 years at Oakleaf Waste Management. He was a member of the East Hartford Elks, was a current communicant of St. Bartholomew Church, Manchester, where he was an usher for many years, and was a former communicant of St. Christopher Church, East Hartford, for many years. He was also an active adult leader in Boy Scout Troop 61.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Richard C. Barnes, and his wife, Maria, of Bolton, James R. Barnes, and his wife, Donna, of West Hartford, and Cynthia Barnes-Gagnon, and her husband, Paul, of Petersburg, Va.; his grandchildren, Andrew and David Barnes, Lauren, Clayton, and Benjamin Barnes, and Troy and John Gagnon; his siblings, Jennifer Johanson, and her husband, Jim, of Simsbury, and Robert Cody of Burlington; his sister-in-law, Jean Ravalese, and her husband, Joseph, of West Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 736 Middle Turnpike, Manchester, followed by burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the , 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21, 2013
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