Barbara Coons Giddings

KENT — Barbara Coons Giddings, 91, of Kent died Aug. 6, 2017, at Sharon Hospital.

She was born Sept. 3, 1925, to Myra and Frank Coons. She attended Kent Center School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School, graduating in 1944.  

On Jan. 8, 1949, she married Minot Giddings.  

Barbara worked as the secretary and treasurer of Berkshire Transformer Corp for 28 years.  Additionally, she was a member of the Sharon Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering in the hospital gift shop. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Kent. 

Barbara enjoyed spending time in her garden, knitting, and doing crossword puzzles; she was an avid reader.  

Barbara and Minot enjoyed traveling, spending many vacations in Florida, Maine and Vermont. 

Her fried chicken was loved by all.

Barbara is survived by her brother, Thomas Coons and his wife, Priscilla; her son-in-law, Stanley; her granddaughter, Anne and her spouse, Paul; a grandson, Andrew, and his wife, Taylor, and their three children; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband Minot; her daughter, Kay; her brother, Frank; and her sister, Eleanor.

A memorial service will be held at The First Congregational Church of Kent on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Ambulance fund. 

The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of arrangements.