CORNELIA BARNES (1943 - 2017)

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BARNES--Cornelia Bradford.

Born Boston July 3, 1943; died Basingstoke, UK of Meningococcal Meningitis, May 2, 2017. Beloved sister of Phoebe Caner of Seattle and Lea Iselin of New York City. Beloved partner of Anthony Curtis of Newbury, West Berkshire, UK, and beloved aunt of 12 nieces and nephews and a multitude of great-nieces and nephews. Nina was predeceased by her mother, Phoebe Barnes Driver, her father, Charles Benjamin Barnes and brother, Charles Benjamin Barnes, Jr., all of Boston. Nina graduated from Garrison Forrest School in Maryland and the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Urban Studies. She was a woman of great courage, vivacity and creativity. She studied at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lived and taught in Zimbabwe for many years. In 1996, she returned to make her home in New York City and became a treasured parishioner and deacon of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and an accomplished artist working primarily at the Art Students League. Nina loved her summers in North Haven, Maine. A funeral service will be held in Newbury on June 7, and a memorial service will be held at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church later this summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th St., NY, NY 10019 or the Art Students League of New York, 215 West 57th Street, NY, NY 10019.

Published in The New York Times on May 16, 2017