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Barbara Barnhart Obituary
BARNHART, BARBARA ANN RACCIO Barbara Ann Raccio Barnhart, 78 of East Haven, CT, and Warren, OH, died June 11, 2014. She succumbed after a 7 plus year battle with cancer. She was born May 5, 1936, to the late Christine Deangelo Raccio, and the late Anthony Raccio. She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Barnhart and sister Julia Raccio as well as her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Although born in New Haven and with early schooling at St Rose of Lima, she was a Class of 1954 graduate of East Haven High School. One of Barbara’s early jobs was as Assistant to the President of the New Haven Water Company where she was instrumental in obtaining health insurance for the employees. She also worked as Personnel Manager at The Rockbestos Company and was Assistant to the President of Durable Wire in Branford. Barbara was married in October of 1995 at the Old Stone Church in East Haven, and adopted Raymond’s grandchildren as they came along - Nicole, Ben and Gabriel. Her “hobby” was taking care of everyone else, including her sister, Julia and her many cousins and friends. Barbara especially loved young children. Her open , outgoing personality endeared her to friends and relatives alike. Her family will receive relatives and friends at The East Haven Memorial Funeral Home, 425 Main Street, from 4 to 8 pm Monday, June 16, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Vincents Church on Tues. June 17, 2014, at 10:00 am, with interment at All Saints Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name at CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. Please visit Barbara’s memorial page at www.easthavenmemorial.com and sign her guestbook.
Published in The New Haven Register on June 15, 2014
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