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Barbara Ann Henry (n e Houghton), formerly of Bennington, Vermont, passed away on December 31, 2017 after a short illness.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, James P. Henry, and her nine children, Barbara Henry (Adam Fields), Maureen Henry (Paul Kemp), Donna Henry (Dan Procopio), Jim Henry (Terry Henry), Marianne Henry Saylor (Shawn Saylor), Bill Henry (Laurie), Elaine Harwood, Karen O'Malley (Kevin O'Malley), and Janine McNulty (Mike McNulty). Barbara is also survived by her brother, Francis Houghton and sister-in- law Barbara Houghton. Barbara was a proud grandmother to nine grandchildren: Emily Henry, Mollie Henry, Jocelyn Harwood, Alanna O'Malley, Kaitlyn Henry, Megan Henry, Nathan Harwood, Simon Kemp and Analeise O'Malley, and one great granddaughter, Harper Henry.

Barbara was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1939, to Ida Mae and William Henry Houghton. Barbara graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1957. She graduated from Bennington College with a B.A. in painting and ceramics in 1985.

Barbara raised her family in Bennington, Vermont, where she lived for 44 years. Since 2014, Barbara lived with her husband and daughter, Donna, in Aldan, PA.

Barbara was happiest spending time with her family. Barbara encouraged individuality, creativity and curiosity in her children and grandchildren.

Barbara was an artist who worked in several mediums. She discovered a true passion for abstract painting while a student at Bennington College. She worked in acrylic, pastel and charcoal. She also created sculptural ceramic pieces. More recently, Barbara made jewelry using colored polymer clay and often employed the same technique of layering many colors that she used in her abstract paintings.

Barbara loved to read mystery novels, watch English mystery television series and movies, play word games and keep up with the world on Facebook.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Radnor Valley Country Club, 555 Sproul Rd, Villanova, PA 19085.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Pennsylvania SunCatcher Fund, c/o Holisticare Hospice, LLC, 685 Kromer Ave., Berwyn, PA 19312
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 5, 2018
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