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Barbara Jean (Thomas) Stepien

August 18, 1952


Barbara Jean Stepien, age 68, of Marlborough, passed away on Saturday, December 12th at Middlesex Hospital, following a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Hartford on August 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Americus & Ruth (Waterman) Thomas.

As a young woman, Barbara met Joseph Stepien who quickly swept her off her feet; the couple married on June 15, 1974 and made their home in Hartford. In 1984, the couple moved to Marlborough, where they have resided ever since. Barbara worked as a bookkeeper for over 30 years at Acme Auto Supply and worked for CT Fair Plan for another 18 years until her retirement just a few weeks ago. She was a communicant of Saint John Fischer Church.

Barbara loved to be outdoors; she enjoyed gardening, taking walks, and just being surrounded by the beauty & peace of nature. She was an animal lover with an affinity for cats.

In addition to her beloved husband of over 46 years, Barbara will be forever loved and remembered by her brother, Robert Thomas of New Britain; her sister, Arlene Colantuano of New Britain; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members & friends; and her beloved cats, Buddy, Joey & Peek.

Walk through calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm with a memorial service at 1pm at the St. John Fisher Church in Marlborough, 30 Jones Hollow Rd, Marlborough, CT 06447. Burial will take place at a later date in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society,  For online condolences, please visit

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December 19, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Memorial Service
December 19, 2020

1:00 PM
St. John Fisher Church
30 Jones Hollow Rd.
Marlborough, CT 06447


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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