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Barbara E. Humphries

PLEASANT VALLEY - Barbara E. Humphries, 76, of Pleasant Valley died at her residence on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Born in Poughkeepsie on September 11, 1936, she was the daughter of Homer and Rosetta Lane Rose.

A life-long native of Dutchess County, Barbara was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. On October 31, 1954 in Poughkeepsie she married Frederick J. Humphries. Barbara worked for New York Telephone as a switchboard operator and later for Command Security Co. as a receptionist. She also worked for electronics and legal firms in Poughkeepsie. She enjoyed painting in watercolors, crocheting hats for cancer patients and gardening.

Barbara is survived by her son, Thomas Joseph Humphries of Pleasant Valley; a niece; a number of nephews; and numerous grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Humphries, in 1991 and a son, Frederick Alan Humphries in 2003. Visitation will be Sunday, November 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 26 at 10 am from the funeral home. Interment will follow in Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara's memory to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004. If you would like to sign a guest book for Barbara, please visit

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2012
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