Ernestine L. (Wilkie) Barrera, 89, the wife of the late Charles F. Barrera Sr. retired MSG U.S. Army, died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Manchester Manor.
Ernestine was born in Manchester, daughter of the late Ernest and Florence (Yattow) Wilkie, and had lived in Manchester all her life. She worked as a supervisor at Multi Circuit Co. for 15 years.
Ernestine is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Charles "Chuck" Jr. and Chickey (Balesano) Barrera; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother, Austin Wilkie of Vernon; and nine nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son David Barrera.
Ernestine's family would like to offer a note of sincere appreciation for the wonderful care provided by both the staff at Manchester Manor and the hospice program of Masonicare.
Funeral service and burial will be private.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to "No Kitten Left Behind," P.O. Box 8100, Manchester, CT 06045-8100.
The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has care of arrangements.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 2014