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Patricia A. "Patti" Barnes

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MANCHESTER - Patricia “Patti” A. Barnes, 55, a resident of West Road in Manchester, passed peacefully at her home on Monday evening, Sept. 22, 2003, following a courageous battle against her cancer, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on May 11, 1948, and was the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Nestor) Macios. She received her education in New Jersey and is a graduate of St. Francis Teaching College. Patti had taught at the elementary level in New Jersey. On Aug. 15, 1970, she married Jeffrey A. Barnes in East Hanover, N.J. Jeffrey and Patti moved to Manchester in the late 1970s from Morristown, N.J.

Patti devoted her life to her family and friends and “The Race For The Cure.” In 1966, she received the community service award, also known as “The Unsung Hero Award” for her unselfish contribution to the community. She was a co-founder of the Manchester Community Easter Parade, that had its inception in 1985, and she was committed to keep it running annually for 18 years. She was always known for her positive attitude. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and loved her dog Lacy. She has been very involved in the Manchester Elementary School over the years, including volunteering with the Elves program and chaperoning many school trips. Patti was also an avid Burr & Burton Academy soccer fan. She has been in charge of coordinating the volunteers for the annual Race For The Cure events since the race’s beginning in Manchester.

Patti is survived by her husband, Jeffrey of Manchester; her son Justin of New York; her two daughters, Erin Barnes of San Francisco, and Lindsey Barnes of Colorado; and her second mom, Marilyn Macios; she has two brothers, Frank Macios of Convent Station, N.J. and Thomas Macios of Sparta, N.J.; two sisters, Carol Kern of Manchester, and Nancy Johnson of Union, Maine. She is also survived by one uncle and two aunts, seven nieces and two nephews.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the Vermont Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation at P.O. Box 496, Manchester Center, VT 05255.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brewster Funeral Service, 34 Park Place in Manchester Center.

To offer e-mail condolences contact us at www.nsm.org/covey .
Published in Bennington Banner from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26, 2003
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