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Barent Van Aiken Stearns Obituary

Barent Van Aiken "Barry" Stearns, 63, of West Hartford, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was the son of June (Hart) Stearns and the late Colby Stearns. Born in St. Louis, MO, Barry lived most of his life in West Hartford. He worked as an independent contractor installing flooring in Hartford area for many years. Barry was an accomplished musician. He studied piano and drums at the Hartford Conservatory later in life and played locally with various bands. He was an amazing gardener. For years he tended a plot at the community gardens in Buena Vista and enjoyed mentoring and collaborating with his fellow gardeners. He was also an avid pool player. Besides his mother June, Barry leaves his brother Brad Stearns of Boston, MA; his sister Saige Behart of Bloomfield; and Brad's daughters Sarah and Isa. Care for people, truth and honesty were the codes by which he lived his life. Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 9, 2014
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