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Barbara L. Pidgeon

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Barbara L. (Graves) Pidgeon, 88, a Norfolk resident since 1941 died Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, following an extended period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Edwin W. Pidgeon who died in 2008, and the late Douglas J. Brett, who died in 1969. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., July 17, 1921, a daughter of the late John P. and Ethel (Coates) Graves, she was educated in Boston, and until her retirement, worked as the bookkeeper in the family owned and operated milk co. RD Brett & Son of Norfolk. She was a former member of the Sheldonville Baptist Church, and enjoyed time spent with family and sewing. She is survived by her son Kenneth D. Brett and his wife Dora, of Norfolk, a daughter Carolyn I. Strole and her husband Les of Genesco, Ill., two granddaughters, Cynthia A. Cravens, and Sharon J. Neumann, and four great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Cynthia L. Brett. Relatives and friends were invited to attend her funeral Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 10 a.m., in the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., Franklin. Interment followed in the family lot in Union Street Cemetery. Calling hours were Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in her memory sent to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, W. 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from June 8 to June 15, 2010
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