Virginia M. Barrett

TOWNSHEND - Virginia Mulford "Ginna" Barrett, 90, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Valley Cares Assisted Living in Townshend.

She was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Westfield, N.J., the daughter of Eleanor Naething and Roy Mulford.

She grew up in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School.

On April 11, 1942, she married Russell R. "Bob" Barrett Jr. She lived for a short time in California and Florida while he served in World War II, and the couple then made their home in Westfield.

In 1969 they moved to Grafton, where she joined the Grafton Women's Club and the Grafton Historical Society.

She enjoyed skiing, cooking and baking, sewing, trout fishing, skeet shooting and collecting antiques.

She won numerous golf championships at Echo Lake Country Club in New Jersey, Stratton Mountain Golf Club and Tater Hill Golf Club in Vermont.

Later in life, she and her husband wintered in Boca Grande, Fla.

Survivors include three children, Lynn Barrett, of Dummerston Center, Russell Robinson Barrett III, of Northfield, and Randi Barrett, of Elmore; three grandchildren; two brothers, Guy and Randy; and a sister, Mary Lane. She was predeceased by her husband in 2010 and a brother, Roy.

A service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Houghtonville Cemetery in Grafton. A reception will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn in Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rescue Inc., The Women's Club of Grafton, the Grafton Historical Society or Valley Cares Assisted Living.

Published in Times Argus on May 10, 2013