After being in declining health for several years, Barbara passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 28, 2010.
Barbara, the daughter of the late Arthur F. and Sarah C. Dugan, was born in Troy, N.Y. June 17, 1930.
She resided in Maltaville, N.Y. with her family until 1942. She enjoyed life in the country and attending a one room school. Moving to Mechanicville, N.Y. she graduated from MHS in 1947, where she was very popular and known for her imagination and wit.
Barbara then commuted by train to Albany where she attended the College of St. Rose, where she was a loyal alumna, and became acquainted with James H. Marihugh Jr. who was working in Albany. Barbara and Jim were married on Aug. 19, 1950 in St. Paul's Church in Mechanicville. They lived in Mechanicville until 1953.
Moving first to Baltimore and then to Orlando in 1959, Barbara made many lifelong friends. As a volunteer, she taught the entire 3rd grade curriculum at St. James School in Orlando for one year.
Son, William, was born while living in Mechanicville, and daughter, Suzanne, while living in Orlando. After a two year stop in Rockville, Md. she arrived in Burlington in 1966.
In Burlington Barbara had many activities such as parent teacher organizations, teaching religious classes, various fund drives and political campaigns. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed both.
In addition to Jim and Suzy, Barbara is survived by two siblings and their spouses, Christine and John Harris of Tyrone, Pa. and Victor and Moraima Dugan of Katy, TX. Also surviving are several in-laws, Susan P. Dugan, Susan M. Dugan, John Flynn, Carolyn Stewart, Lucia Ryan, David and Anne Marihugh; as well as 23 nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by son, Bill; and several siblings, Sarah Flynn, Robert Dugan and Marlene Trieble.
Her family wishes to thank Sr. Marie Feeley, S.A. for her love, kindness and many visits over the years.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Ave. Memorial gifts may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, PO Box 244, Burlington, VT 05401.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 at 10 a.m. in St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, with interment to follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Plattsburgh Ave.