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Joanne M. Barber

Joanne M. (Crochiere) Barber, 64 of Mena, AR, passed away August 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pittsfield, MA, daughter of Elaine (Grandbois) Crochiere Mozden and the late Albert Crochiere of Becket.She was educated in the local schools. Joanne earned her nursing degree through Berkshire Community College. Her nursing career began at the former Hillcrest Hospital, then on to a surgical nurse at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in Cancer Research Forensics at Oregon State Hospital, and Minnesota State Hospital. She married Lawrence Barber October 29, 1983. They retired to Mena, Arkansas about 10 years ago, where she enjoyed being a homemaker, her pets and she was particularly proud of the number of hummingbirds that chose her yard to call home each year. Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Barber of Mena, AR, mother, Elaine Mozden of Pittsfield, sister, Elisabeth Ahart and her husband, Mark of Southampton, MA, brother, George Crochiere and his wife Sarah of Becket, MA, nephews Kirk and Gavin Crochiere, Albert Ahart and niece Martha Ahart and many relatives and friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Funeral service will take place at 10:00 at the St. Agnes Parish, 489 Main St. Dalton followed by a Celebration of Life at the Becket Federated Church 3381 Main St, Becket at 12:00 in the Parish Hall, Wednesday August 24th. Donations can be made in Joanne's memory to Arkansas Hospice (whose care was outstanding) at 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116 or online www.arkansashospice.org or to a .
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 21, 2016
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