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Lisa Ann Barnhart

1962-2014 EDMESTON, NY Lisa Ann Barnhart, 51, daughter of Linda (Siemens) McClellan and the late Bernard L. Barnhart, Jr. was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, on December 28, 1962, passed away at home at Pathfinder Village, Edmeston, N.Y., on May 13, 2014, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. Lisa received her education in Shaftsbury and Bennington, Vermont, then began her working career at the Ramada Inn, in Bennington, prior to moving from her home in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to Edmeston in 1991. She worked in Oneonta, N.Y., while living in the very special community of Pathfinder Village, Edmeston. Lisa was an avid sportswoman and enjoyed many sporting achievements through her participation in Vermont and New York Special Olympics at local, national and international levels winning many medals for track and field, swimming and cross country skiing. Lisa enjoyed bowling, music, dancing, motorcycle rides, travel, celebrations with her family and many friends. In addition to her mother Lisa is survived by her step-father Harold McClellan of Hoosick Falls, sister April Maxwell and partner Stuart Murdoch of England, nieces; Brittany DeWitt and partner Daniel Boyland of Hoosick Falls, and Lydia Maxwell of England, great nephew Nathaniel Boyland of Hoosick Falls, aunts Marion Cipperly and Wilma Gutermuth of Hoosick Falls, also several wonderful cousins from across the United States. Lisa was predeceased by her step-father R. Gordon Russell who held a very special place in her heart for the love and care he provided. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Saturday May 17, at 11:00 am from St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Burial will follow the service at the Hoosick Rural Cemetery, Hoosick, NY. A reception will follow committal services at St. Mark's Church Hall. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Friday May 16 from 4:00 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pathfinder Village Incorporated or the Bennington Area Special Olympics through the funeral home. Special thanks to the loving staff at Pathfinder Village who took such great care of Lisa in her time of need, especially Jamie Miner, Robin and Sherry.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 15, 2014
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