TURNERS FALLS - Delina M. (Chagnon) Barnes, 92, also known as ""Dedee, Del or Auntie,"" a lifelong resident of Turners Falls, died Wednesday (7-30-14) at home.
She was born in Turners Falls on July 29, 1922, the daughter of Adelard and Melvina (Patteneaude) Chagnon. Delina attended local schools in Turners Falls.
Delina worked at Rockdale's in Turners Falls and also sewed gas masks at a local manufacturing company during the war. She was a stitcher at the Lesnow Manufacturing Co. in Easthampton for 27 years until her retirement.
Delina enjoyed spending time with her family and was considered the family historian. She loved spending time at the beach, especially Cape Cod and on her sister's farm in Bernardston. She also enjoyed sewing and bowling.
Among her survivors, Delina leaves a sister, Florence Deso and her husband William of Wendell, and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Adrian, Felix, Lionel and Leon Chagnon, and by three sisters, Roseanna Demarais, Aldea Gilbert and Anita Gruzkowski.
The family would like to thank Delina's nieces, Kathi Chagnon and Janet Snow and her friends, Mary Jane Garbiel and Chris Sumner, for the wonderful love and care they showed her.
Funeral services will be held Saturday (8-2) at 10 a.m. at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls, with the Rev. Stanley Aksamit officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anne's Cemetery in Turners Falls.
A calling hour will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104, the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
Sympathy message available at: www.kostanskifuneralhome.com