Barnes, Helen Louise
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Apr. 2, 1931 - Oct. 1, 2013
Dr. Helen Louise Barnes, (82), of Portland passed away unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center on
October 1, 2013.
Helen was born in South Portland, a daughter of the late Gerald & Mildred (Ward) Coggins on April 2, 1931.
Helen graduated from South Portland High School in 1949. Later she attended USM and graduated in 1974 with a BA in psychology. She also received an MS in education from USM in 1975 as well as an Ed. D from Boston University in 1980.
She was self-employed as a clinical and industrial psychologist in her private practice, Barnes Associates at 477 Congress Street until she retired in 2004.
She was predeceased by her brother Gerald Coggins, who was killed in action in World War II in 1945 and her ex-husband Donald E. Barnes.
She is survived by her partner of 24 years, Paul Campbell of Venice, Florida, her sister Madeline King of South Portland, brother Richard Coggins of Norway, son Paul Barnes of South Portland and his fiance' Dianne Reardon, son Scott Barnes of Los Angeles, CA and his partner John Burke, daughter Rachel Cassan (aka Cindy Barnes) of Ashland, Oregon and her partner Trish Ferrante, daughter Carol Kelley of Portland and her partner Anthony Cox, grandson Ryan Barnes of Gorham, "granddaughter" Jamie Kelley of Gorham, 5 nephews and 2 nieces.
Helen was dedicated to her family and her profession and thoroughly enjoyed being able to help enrich people's lives.
She had a passion for gardening and for the many animals which were part of her life.
A celebration of life will be held from 11 am- 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 5th at Dimillo's, 25 Long Wharf Rd, Portland.
Arrangements by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd, South Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to The Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Development Department, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
HOBBS FUNERAL HOME
230 COTTAGE RD SOUTH PORTLAND, ME 04106-3802
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2013