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Babette H. Barrett

NORFOLK — Babette H. Barrett, 98, passed away Jan. 8, 2023, in Salisbury. She was the loving wife of her high school sweetheart, the late Robert E. Barrett.

Babs was born in 1925 in Winsted, the daughter of Helen and Arthur Herman. She graduated from the Gilbert School, and with Bob raised a family of four boys.

For eleven years she worked as the Assistant Director of the Hitchcock Chair Museum, and was an active member of several organizations and clubs in Norfolk including the Isabella Eldridge Club and the Norfolk Library Associates.

Babs was an avid and highly regarded maker of hooked rugs, and enjoyed teaching the craft to others for many years. She was known for her impeccable taste and style, her fastidious housekeeping, and her excellent cooking and baking skills.

She is survived by her sister, Sandra Iacino, and three sons: Timothy, Thomas (Julie Bloch), and David (Gina Hyams). She was predeceased by her eldest son, Peter. She adored her three grandchildren, Spenser, Peter, and Annalena.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norfolk Public Library, 9 Greenwoods Rd. E. Norfolk, CT 06058.  The Kenny Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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