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Barbara Dorothea (Balch) Leary

October 8, 1921 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 95)
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Barbara Dorothea (Balch) Leary, 95, of Amston, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Born October 8, 1921 in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothea (Gutzmer) Balch.

Mrs. Leary was a resident of Amston for 65 years, where she loved tend to her gardens and cook for her family, to whom she was ever devoted.  When she was able, Barbara also enjoyed spending time at the ocean.

She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Janet Leary of Amston; her granddaughter, Colleen of Amston; brother, Norman Balch of Bolton; and many extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Stephen Leary; and a brother, Charles Balch.

A Memorial Service will be observed 11 AM Saturday (July 1st) directly at the Gilead Congregational Church, 672 Gilead St. (Rte. 85), Hebron.  She will be laid to rest privately alongside her son at the New Hebron Cemetery.  There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church.

Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester. 

 Service Information

Memorial Service
July 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Gilead Congregational Church
672 Gilead Street
Hebron, CT 06248

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