GUTEKENST, Barbara J.
Barbara J. (Hockman) Gutekenst, 62, of Newington, died peacefully on Saturday, (October 29, 2011). Born and raised in Easton, PA, daughter of the late Elvin Hockman and Margaret (Milburn) Hockman, she was a Newington resident since 1971. Barbara retired from SNET in 1994 after many years of employment and subsequently worked part-time for the Town of Newington Registrar of Voters. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Congregational, and the May-Davis-Stotzer Post #117, American Legion Auxiliary. Barbara was extremely patriotic and fostered a deep passion for the support of the military forces. She volunteered at local elementary schools where she shared American history and the importance of the American flag, dressed as Betsy Ross. A loving mother, she leaves her daughter Heidi G. Gutekenst of East Longmeadow, MA. She also leaves two sisters, Gladys Hockman Ennis of North Carolina and Jane Hockman McPherson of Texas, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Her funeral service and interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the May-Davis-Stotzer Post #117, P. O. Box 310984, Newington, CT 06131. To share a memory, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.