EAST MONTPELIER - Carolyn I. Barney, 83, of Vermont Route 14 North, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
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Born in Barre on March 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Florence (Gelo) Cunningham.
Carolyn attended elementary school in Barre and Spaulding High School.
On April 8, 1946, she married Robert Barney in Montpelier. The couple made their home for a short time in Berlin before moving to East Montpelier, where they have resided for many years.
She was employed at Malden Mills as a weaver and supervisor until her retirement.
Among her interests were camping, fishing, gardening, crafts, sewing, but most of all she enjoyed spending precious time with her family.
She was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years of marriage, Robert Barney, of East Montpelier; seven children, Gary Barney and his wife, Judy, of Williamstown, Sandy Barney, of Burlington, David Barney and his wife, Peggy, of Farmington, Utah, Jo-Ann Velander and her husband, Russell, of East Montpelier, Rick Barney and his wife, Barb, of Riverview, Fla., Tina Davison, of Barre Town, Linda Barney, of Jacksonville, Fla.; as well as a special close family friend, Susan MacCormick, of Burlington. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lin Cunningham and his wife, Josie, of California, Will Cunningham, of South Carolina; one sister, Marcie Bailey, and her husband, Bill, of Tennessee; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one son, Douglas Barney; one brother, Jerry Cunningham; and two sisters, Shirley Bailey and Janet Shields.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre on Friday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Extra parking is available in St. Monica's parking lot.)
Entombment will be in the Elmwood Vault in Barre. A later spring burial will take place in St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville, to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carolyn's memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
Published in Times Argus from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012