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Barbara J. Light

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Barbara J. Light

Poughkeepsie - Barbara Jean Light was born on July 2, 1956 in Poughkeepsie, New York to Bernice Nicholas and Clarence Yager. She departed from this life on Sunday August 5th, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Hospital.

Barbara was raised in the Hudson Valley area and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1974. Some years after, Barbara married Gregory Bartley and they had one child, Christina Bartley. In the late 1980's, Barbara started a small convenience store which she named Christina's Grocery after her daughter. Barbara attended Dutchess Community College where she earned her associate degree in Nursing. She practiced nursing for twenty-six years with the majority of her career experience being in corrections. Barbara retired from New York State Department of Corrections in 2016.

Barbara was a devoted mother in addition to a genuinely good-hearted person. She loved to spend time around her family, laughing, and reminiscing. Barbara was known to her family as a "renaissance woman" with many talents and vast knowledge. Her diligent work ethic and DIY mentality inspired those around her. In addition, she was a loyal benefactor to various Christian charities and missionary groups. Barbara also sponsored the education of students in the Dominican Republic in recent years.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Christina Bartley of Kingston, NY; her sister Desarea Morris-Drumgo (Kenny) of Albany, NY; her brother Glenn Fuller of Georgetown, DE; her sister Donna Dickson (Brian) of Walden, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her mother Bernice Nicholas, her father Clarence Yager, her sister Jane Ann Yager, her nephew Marcus Hicks, and her niece Dena Yager predecease her.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:30-11:30 AM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Funeral Services will be held 11:30am in the Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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