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Barbara Hahn

1925 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
HAHN, BARBARA NEWTON Barbara Newton Hahn, 88 years old, of Portland, died peacefully on April 15, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born June 27, 1925, in Hartford, daughter of Helen (Marvel) and Theodore Burnet Newton, owner of the former Netherlands Hotel in Hartford. Following her 1943 graduation from the Oxford School in West Hartford, she attended Centenary College of New Jersey for an associate’s degree, followed by studies in journalism at Boston University, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. While busy raising six children (two sets of twins), Barbara still found time for her passion—oil painting. Her favorite medium was oil and she depicted many subjects and scenes in a realistic style using unique color and texture. In 2000, she participated with over 50 Connecticut artists in providing paintings of historic structures for Lebanon’s 300 year remembrance celebration. If she was moved by an event, she would paint it, such as Hurricane Katrina or a walk on the beach. She also volunteered at Trinity Church in Portland. Barbara is survived by her six children—Theodore Hahn, Thomas Hahn and Marilyn Hahn, all of Middletown; Henry B. Hahn and Barbara Fuller of West Newton, MA; Janet Hahn Lougee and Alan T. Lougee of Chicago, IL; and Joan Earle Hahn and husband of NH. She is also survived by her brothers, Theodore Newton of Old Saybrook and Richard “Bud” Newton and his wife Ruth (Christie) of Virginia; three grandchildren—Nolan Hahn, Paul and Lauren Lougee; and four nieces. We will always remember her for her unwavering love, fortitude, strong ethics and great sense of humor. Funeral service will be Saturday (April 19) at 11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral chapel. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.
Published in middletownpress on Apr. 17, 2014
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