New London - Barbara Ann Major, 61, 38 School St., New London, died Thursday night, July 10, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
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She was born March 19, 1953, the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret Ramus of New London.
Barbara grew up in New London, and embraced the culture, schooling, and politics. Barbara was a popular, humorous, caring, and a well spoken woman who served her community the majority of her life. She was a very active member of the local Republican Party and worked as the Republican Registrar of Voters for the last 20 years.
Barbara also found time to be the secretary for the PBA National Little League and was instrumental at Harbor School PTO. She was a New London High School Whaler football mom even when she had no children of her own in the program. Barbara served on the Board of Education and was also a member of the New London Lodge of Elks and Kiwanis Club.
Barbara leaves behind her husband, Tommie Lee Major; and also leaves her seven children, Melissa Ford, Alexis Major Allison, Tommie Lee Barbadoe Major, Todd Major, Tyler Major, Jordan Reed, and Damian Stalling, who she thought of as her own son. Barbara had four grandchildren and two on the way. Barbara grew up on 38 School Street where she was blessed to raise her children. Barbara also leaves behind her sisters, Rene Muehlberger, Tony Atwater; and a brother, Thomas Ramus.
A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July, 16, at the New London High School Cannamella Football Field and, in the event of inclement weather, will move into the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School.
The family asks kindly for people not to send flowers, but to donate to a scholarship fund in Barbara's honor. Donations may be made to the Gridiron NLHS Whaler Booster Club, c/o Shannon Heap at Aldrich, Perkins, Mulcahy and Heap, LLC, 567 Vauxhall St., Ext., Waterford, CT 06385.
Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Please visit www.Byles.com to sign the guestbook or to share a memory.
Byles Memorial Home - New London
99 Huntington St
New London, CT 06320
860 442 0343
Published in The Day on July 14, 2014