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Marjorie Barres
Marjorie Barres, 91, of Bethlehem died on Monday, February 3, 2014, at Holy Family Manor Nursing Home in Bethlehem, PA. She was born in Youngstown, OH on February 23, 1922; daughter of the late William Henry Catchpole and Grace Margaret (Underwood) Catchpole. Mrs. Barres was predeceased by her husband, Oliver Barres; her brother, Wilbur Catchpole; and her grandson, John Oliver Cotter. She graduated from Oberlin College and later earned a masters degree in Divinity from the Yale Divinity School and an MAT from Manhattanville College. She was a beloved K-3rd grade teacher at Midland School in Rye, NY for many years and was a parish council member, a Eucharistic minister, and lector at St. Augustines Church in Larchmont, NY. She and her husband, Oliver, author of One Shepherd, One Flock, were convert Protestant ministers who entered the Catholic Church in 1955. Survivors: Mrs. Barres will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, her daughter, Margaret Cotter and her husband, Paul, of Cohasset, MA and their sons, Nate, John (who died on May 2, 2008), and Paul; Mary Riggs and her husband, Robert, of Oxford, MS and their daughter, Diana McKinion; Catherine Cawthon and her husband, Clark, of Walnut Creek, CA, and their children, Laura Vestal, William, and Michael; Clare Gill and her husband, Grandon, of Tampa, FL, and their sons, Thomas and Jonathan; Most Reverend John O. Barres, the Catholic Bishop of Allentown; William Barres and his wife, Ann, of Hingham, MA and their daughters, Katherine and Elizabeth. Services: A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 730 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Interment will follow at Nisky Hill Cemetery in Bethlehem. Condolences may be made online at www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishops Annual Appeal, Catholic Diocese of Allentown, 1515 Martin Luther King Dr., P.O. Box F, Allentown, PA 18105. 1-800-831-4443. www.allentowndiocese.org/giving/baa.htm.


Published in Morning Call on Feb. 4, 2014
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