Arthur J. "Pat" Barber Jr.
1926 - 2018
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Arthur J. "Pat" Barber, Jr.

South Burlington - Arthur J. "Pat" Barber, Jr., age 91, a longtime resident of South Burlington and Shelburne, passed away peacefully Jan. 24th at the VNA Respite House.

Pat was born in Burlington, VT on July 6, 1926, son of the late Arthur J. Barber, Sr. and Lena (Coushing) Barber. He attended Cathedral High School, then joined the US Navy and served on the USS Laub (DD 613) during World War II. He was married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Burlington on February 15, 1947 to the former Dorothy Bessette.

Pat was employed for 25 years with NBC Bakery and retired after 15 years with the Colchester School System. He was also a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife Dorothy until she passed away in 2004. Pat was also predeceased by his sister Violet Barber Memmo, sister-in-law Rita Bassi, a special niece Jane Jacobson who was like a daughter to him and loved by him very much, Janie's husband Robert W., and special companion Betty Bessette. He is survived by his great nephews Robert and Joseph Jacobson whom he always treated like his own kids, his cousin and spouse Louise and George Fillman, as well as a niece Patricia Memmo Reed and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 30th at 10am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester. Visiting hours will be Monday, January 29th from 4pm to 7pm at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT. Condolences may be shared at

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 26, 2018.
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January 30, 2018
My husband and I met Art having breakfast at Friendlys on Shelburne Road several years ago. I would always sit and have a quick chat with him each Sunday until Friendly's closed. We would see his car at The Dutch Mill and would often mention how we miss seeing him. I sent him Christmas Cards every year to keep in touch. I will remember Art as a very sweet man with a beautiful smile and a big heart!! Miss you my friend.... Karen and Tim
Karen Bryce
January 29, 2018
Dear Bobby and Joey,

So sorry for your loss. Uncle Pat was a kind, gentle man. Many fond memories of him. You are in my thoughts.

Carol Sassone
January 28, 2018
To the family, I am sorry to hear the news about your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 27, 2018
RIP uncle Pat. You were one special man. Diane Roberts
January 26, 2018
I was so sorry to read about Uncle Pat. I was close with your Mother, Jane , and visited her when she lived with Uncle Pat and Aunt Dorothy. My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Shumski
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