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Barbara A. Henrickson

WINSTED — Barbara A. Henrickson, 73, died unexpectedly Feb. 18, 2011. She was the loving wife of Larry W. Henrickson Jr. for 43 years.

Born May 6, 1937, in Winsted, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Gidman) and Kenneth Johnson. She graduated from The Gilbert School in 1955, followed by Becker College in Worcester, Mass.

Mrs. Henrickson was employed as a medical secretary at Hartford Hospital for more than 10 years before becoming a mother. She then stayed home to raise her children and care for her family. Always supportive of her husband and children, she became very involved in many of their activities throughout the years.

She was a vital member of her neighborhood and community, often organizing donations for local charities. She had a love for the piano, cats, cooking, baking and taking summer vacations on the shores of Maine and Connecticut with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Lawrence Henrickson III and his wife, Anna, and David Henrickson and his wife, Erin; two grandchildren, Julia and Matthew; loving cousins, Dick and Marge Gidman of Cape Cod and Karen and Ron Bowen of Paris, France; and a special friend, Mildred Avery. She was predeceased by a brother, David Kenneth Johnson.

Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, Winsted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Last Post (an animal sanctuary), 95 Belden St., PO Box 259, Falls Village, CT 06031 or the Winsted Health Center Foundation, 115 Spencer St, Winsted, CT 06098. Visit an online guestbook at montano-shea.com.