Patricia Duggan Barber
1927 - 2016
Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home
85 N Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT
Patricia Duggan Barber

Age: 89 • Burlington, VT

Patricia Duggan Barber passed away peacefully at the University of Vermont Medical Center on July 19, 2016. Her final days were shared with her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends. Her family's devotion is a testament to her character and the unfailing love she held for them.

Patricia (Pat) was born to Mary Louise (Reilling) and William F. Duggan in Mamaroneck, New York on March 28, 1927. She attended Cathedral High School and married Charles R. Barber of Winooski, Vermont on December 28, 1945. Together they had six daughters. Pat worked as a secretary at University of Vermont in the Physics and Chemistry Departments from 1967 to 1988.

Pat is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Michael Larkin of Burlington, Anne and James D'Avignon of Weybridge, Elizabeth and Philip Brault of Colchester, Debra and Raymond Trahan of Colchester, Maureen Barber of Burlington, and Margaret (Peggy) and Brian McGuire of Milton.

Another proud aspect of her life are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Amy and James McDowell, Heidi and Patrick McHugh (Patrick, Thomas, Christopher), Adam Matthews (Hillary, Kathleen, Luke, Logan), Sara and John Frail, Charles and Melanie Root (Caleb, Duggan, Reilling), James (Jay) D'Avignon, Andrea Root and Kevin Mulligan, Leslie D'Avignon and Hieu Nyguen (Tenzin), Laura and Jonathan Olsen (Sabrina, Samuel, Lilah, Jonah), Valerie and Patrick Cortright (Elliana, Anderson), Angela and Joseph Perras (Jack, Hazel), Jennifer and Alwyn Honan (Emily, Jedidiah), Stephen LaChance and Molly Hyde (Hannah), Matthew McGuire and Alex McGuire.

Pat also leaves her siblings Dorothy Quintin, Mary Kidder, Elizabeth and Yates Rousseau, Kathleen and Clifford Dutra, Robert and Sally Duggan, many loving nieces and nephews, as well as her sister-in-law (and friend) Anita Cummings. In addition, her close friend Ruby and so many other friends will miss her greatly.

Pat was predeceased by her parents, her brother William, and her husband Charlie who loved her dearly. Her grandsons Adam Matthews and James D'Avignon, and great-grandson Logan Matthews also left earlier than expected.

Pat, Mom, Grammy (Gram), Great Grammy was above and beyond one of the most genuine of souls. Her tiny frame held the biggest heart. Anyone she met enjoyed her sweet, loving, humorous and sometimes stubborn Irish ways.

Through her 89 years, her heart grew and gave each and every day. Her selfless love, pride in family and overall strength filled those years and have left us proud. We are blessed to have her as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She taught us to fly and now she soars.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Pat's memory to Cathedral Square Corporation for the Grand Way Commons SASH Program, 412 Farrell Street, So. Burlington, VT 05403, or to the Howard Center / Adult Community Support Program, 208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 3J, Burlington, VT 05401.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, July 22 at Christ the King Church with interment to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Annex, Pomeroy St., Burlington. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

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Published by The Burlington Free Press from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2016.
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My belated condolences to the Duggan family
I'll always remember the family gathering in her home during my Vermont visit
Carol Duggan
September 3, 2018
Our sincere sympathies to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We remember Pat fondly from her shopping days at Longe Bros. Market. She was such a joy to be around.
Sandra and Ed Longe
July 28, 2016
Anne and sorry to read about your mother's passing. Condolences to your entire family. Wishing you all peace at this difficult time.
Helaine Thomas
July 23, 2016
Very sorry to hear about my Aunt Pat. Always have had great memories of her and her surrounding family. I will remember her and how much I enjoyed our visit this past June. No memory I have of my Aunt Pat that she is without smile.
Daniel Duggan
July 23, 2016
Oh, Peggy - I am so sorry for your loss. Having my own mother pass just months ago, I totally feel your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Wendy Auer McLoughlin
July 22, 2016
Peggy and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heart and thoughts are with you all.
Kim Auer (Abramovich)
July 22, 2016
Kathy and Butch, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. My love and prayers are with you.
Angelina Nulty
July 22, 2016
Anne, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you have so many memories of your mother to cherish forever. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs
Yvonne Achraml
July 22, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Maureen and the family. Pat was such a lovely person. May she rest in God's eternal peace.
Deacon Bill Glinka
July 22, 2016
So sorry! She was a very special person . Haven't talked to her in years ,but her words will always be in my heart rest in peace.
Debie Knight
July 21, 2016
Patricia Barber always always always had a smile on her face. She was known as being a fair and strong woman with a great sense of humor. She will be truly missed, and the world is a better place because of her and her beautiful daughters and extended family.
Sharon & David Clow
(Patricia's daughter Deb Trahans Sister & Brother In Law)
Sharon Clow
July 21, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Pats passing. I will always have such wonderful memories of her. We shared many chats and laughs in the hair salon. Loved her so . she will be greatly missed. May God bring comfort to her loving and caring family. Fly with the angels Pat.
Bobbi Cannon
July 21, 2016
Mrs Duggan was my landlady 20 years ago. I remember her as a fair and generous person. My friend and I were upset to hear of her passing. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Heather Hill
July 21, 2016
May they road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the rain fall softly upon you and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
We will miss your smile and gentle, independent spirit at Grand Way Commons! A life well lived and loved!
Your mom was so fortunate to have the constant love and care of " her girls"
. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you journey through this difficult time of loss.

Linda and the SASH Team at GWC
Linda Ready
July 21, 2016
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