Barbara D. Mears
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BARRE TOWN - Barbara Dudley Mears, 73, of Ledge Drive, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Her family had been at her bedside.

Born Nov. 21, 1938, in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Roy L. and Mae (Belville) Dudley and had attended both Plainfield and Marshfield high schools.

On Oct. 25, 1957, she married Richard M. Mears in Plainfield. They lived in Marshfield and since 1965 at their present home in Barre Town.

Barbara had worked for several years at the Capital Candy Co. in Barre and was a longtime employee at the Capital City Press in Berlin as a bindery operator, retiring in 2006, when the business closed.

She enjoyed NASCAR racing, her family and grandchildren, and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Besides her husband, she leaves her son Scott Mears and his companion, Elise Burton, of Barre; daughters Susan Dukette and her husband, Steven, of Troy, and Shellie Wright and her husband, Brian, of West Danville; and daughter-in-law Ann-Marie Mears, of Barre Town; 10 grandchildren: Ashley, Brittany, Dillon, Connor and Carmen Mears, Aaron Dukette and Andrea Houlne, Jack Beauparlant, and Stephanie and Nathaniel Mears; and two great-grandchildren: Calvin and Gus Mears; also three sisters: Joann Maxham, Connie Durkee and Kay Andrews; and nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her son Gary Mears and her brother, Richard Dudley.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

Later interment will be made in the Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.

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Published in Times Argus from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2012.
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February 6, 2012
Rich my old friend am so sorry to hear the sad news my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family and your friends.
May Barb be with GOD, and GOD be with you and yours.

Charlie Gray
Charlie Gray
February 5, 2012
It was hard saying goodbye this weekend, but you all did a great job expressing just who Aunt Barb really was. She is lucky to have you all , as I am. You could tell by the turn out of people that she touched so many lives. We will all miss her. Love, Betsy (Durkee) & Robert
Betsy Dutil
February 4, 2012
Shellie, Sue, Scott & your families,
Your Mom was one amazing lady. I truly enjoyed the many chats I had with her over the years. She fought a good fight and will be missed by all of us. You all were the light of her life. Keep her memories close to your heart and may God watch over you during this most difficult time.
Elaine Kimball (Quintin)
February 4, 2012
Shelley. Sorry for your loss
Paula Kerin Tremblay
February 3, 2012
My condolences go out to your family. These are particulary tough times to endure. My thoughts and prayers are with you. George Landry
george landry
February 3, 2012
Richard, Steve, Sue, Shelley and the entire Mears family, my deepest condolances on your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim LaPerle
February 2, 2012
thoughts and prayers go out to the Mears family. Barb sure did put up a good fight and we will miss her humor.
Stan & Cheryl Bashaw
February 2, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure Barb will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. love and prayers Mort and Bob
February 2, 2012
So sorry for your loss!
Don+Linda Eastman
February 2, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Mears family...
Lou Ligouri
February 2, 2012
I only had the privelage of knowing Barb,3 short years but she was always loving and ready to give a hug when I reached out to her. I will dearly miss her and am blessed by knowing her.
Elise Burton
February 2, 2012
Barb will be remembered as a wonderful, giving person with a great sense of humor. She will be sadly missed.
Jeff and Sheila Willett
February 2, 2012
Our family has felt a great loss this week with the passing of our Aunt Barb. She was one tough cookie and put up one hell of a fight and was an inspiration to all. Aunt Barb is at peace now and we will hold our memories in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the rest of family during this time. We Love You Aunt Barb!
Love Pat, Bobbie & Boys
The McAvoys
February 2, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories of a wonderful woman bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Kelly Gosselin
February 2, 2012
We are so saden to hear of Barb's passing. What a beautiful person she was. Growing up with her was a treat as she always welcomed us into her home and made us feel like family. What a gift to have had such a devoted, loving and hard working wife and mother. She will be missed.
Debbie, Randy, Roger and Lorraine
January 31, 2012
Our thourghts and prayers are with you at this time.
Mark/Wendy Bradley
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